After the busy holiday season and traveling to visit friends and family, it is nice to know you have the perfect bedroom waiting for you when you get home. Your bedroom should be a place that provides you a peaceful retreat, but sometimes, that is not always the case. Sometimes you have the wrong window treatments for the look and feel you are trying to create in your bedroom. At F&R Interiors serving Santa Monica and surrounding areas, we know how important a restful night is, so we’re always happy to help you evaluate your current window treatments to determine whether they are enough to suit your needs.
How much Light do you Want to let in?
To get a good night’s sleep, 73% of all Americans prefer a totally dark, but that may not be to your liking. Ask yourself how much light you like to have come through your windows in the morning. Maybe a semi-opaque fabric that allows muted light to enter the room is more your style. Regardless of your choice, Hunter Douglas window fashions has the perfect blinds, shades, or shutters to meet your needs.
Know your options
Every Hunter Douglas window covering provides some measure of light control, depending on the fabric and color you select, light gaps, seams, and rout holes. Keep in mind that window shades and blinds cannot completely eliminate incoming light as there are inherently slight light gaps. Understanding the terminology will save you time and money. Read on to learn more:
Add Window Liners for Diffuse Light
Another option for room-darkening capabilities is to add a liner that is available on many of our shades, including the following:
Let some Light in
Semi-opaque and opaque materials almost completely block out the light. We say “almost” because, if you select these fabrics, they do a good job darkening a room, but do not entirely eliminate light. Window coverings that offer room-darkening materials include:
If total darkness is what you want, then you need to select a window covering that has “true” blackout materials in the collection. Blackout window treatments are also excellent for a baby’s room. You may want to consider mounting your blinds or shades on the outside of your window frame to minimize the light gap. For wood and aluminum blinds, ask for the de-Light™ feature, which eliminates the rout holes. In addition, check out the following:
- Duette® Honeycomb Shades—both horizontal and vertical applications
- Wood blinds with de-Light™
- Modern Precious Metals® Aluminum Blinds with de-Light™
- Roller shades
Check out PowerView Motorization
Don’t forget to add PowerView® motorization to your window treatments. With the PowerView app, you can schedule your blinds or shades to operate with the sunrise or sunset based on your location. To see PowerView in action, click this link:
Fashioning your Bedroom 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 blinds, shades, and shutters. We also have our own workroom, where we can create 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, Santa Monica 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.