If you’re lucky enough to have a skylight in your home, you know what a great architectural feature it is. But if you don’t have a window treatment for it, you might be wondering how to deal with that. At F&R Interiors serving the greater Los Angeles area, we carry the full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, including some options that work well in skylights. Read on to learn more, and be sure to contact one of our consultants today.
Considerations for Skylights
A skylight can bring in lots of natural light, which can add dimension to the space. However, sometimes the direct overhead sunlight can be a bit harsh and create glare in the room throughout the day. Plus, it can create splotches of UV ray damage in the spots where the sun strikes. Luckily, by using the right window treatment, you can enjoy the benefits of your skylight while reducing the drawbacks. Simply consider some of the following:
- What does the space need? Some rooms (like kitchens or dining rooms) enjoy lots of light, while others (like bedrooms or media rooms) prefer more darkness. Choose the right type of light-blocking the room needs (light-diffusing to room-darkening to blackout).
- UV ray protection. UV rays can wreak havoc on floors, furniture, cabinets, and artwork. Be sure to use a treatment that will help reduce the damage from UV rays.
- Operating systems. Being in the ceiling, skylights are, of course, generally out of easy reach. So the right operating system is a must.
Hunter Douglas Options
For room-darkening, consider Duette® Honeycomb Shades with opaque fabric, which can block 99% of light. To block UV rays while still getting some light in the room, check out Somner® Custom Vertical Blinds or Vertical Solutions® Vertical Blinds, which each offer 75% UV ray protection. The best skylight treatment operating systems include the Skylift™ or Simplicity™ system (which operate manually) or PowerView® Motorization (which lets you operate your treatment remotely, even when you’re not at home).
Covering Skylights in the Brentwood & Sherman Oaks CA Area
At F&R Interiors, we’ve been serving the Greater Los Angeles since 1990, with a showroom at 1529 S. Robertson Blvd. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments including beautiful custom curtains, top treatments, pillows, and more. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensures you’ll find the perfect window treatment solution for your home or business.
We service the Greater Los Angeles area including Brentwood, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Hancock Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood Hills, and San Fernando Valley, CA and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.