The new year is starting with a chilly arctic blast. But on days with clear skies, it feels good to have that sunlight shine into your home and brighten your day. Let’s start off the year on a bright note and discuss window treatments that let the sun in.
Shannon Scarrella is a window coverings expert. She says that light filtering treatments are good options when you want to allow sunlight in. “Honeycomb shades are nice—they allow for privacy as well as let the light in,” she says. “Another great selection is the Silhouette or Nantucket Window Shading from Hunter Douglas or the Luminette Privacy Sheers. These three products do a great job for daylighting.”
Daylighting is the practice of lighting rooms with natural light rather than from electricity. Hunter Douglas window fashions allow homeowners to control how much natural light comes into a room. “Our sheers and other select styles actually diffuse light as it enters and help to draw it deeper into the room,” says Scarrella. “You can also direct incoming light where it’s needed most by tilting the louvers, slats, vanes, blinds and panels. By drawing natural light into a room many of our window treatments can reduce your energy needs.” Read the rest of this entry »