Without great light flow, a dark room can feel gloomy,
smaller and less cheerful. As a result, you may be spending less time in the
room. Allowing more light to flow into a room, however, can completely
transform the feeling of that space. In fact, studies
that exposure to brighter light can intensify positive emotions and overall
Window treatments play an important role in letting more
light into a room. But when selecting the right window coverings, where should
Here are a few tips to consider:
horizontal-slat blinds. Blinds with horizontal slats provide
more light control than a standard shade does. As a result, you can easily
adjust the amount of light you allow into a room. On sunny days, you can reduce
the flow of light. And on dark, gloomy days, you can open the slats all the way
for maximum light.
blinds that have wide slats. Install blinds that have
wide slats of wood or faux wood. These blinds dress up a room, and since they
have large, thick slats, light floods into a room when they are open.
the fabric of the blind. Blinds are available in a variety of
different fabrics. For example, you can select a solar screen fabric, a
light-filtering fabric or a blackout liner. Blinds that have solar screens are
a good option for allowing maximum light to enter the room. They promote good
light flow, but they also soften that light so it doesn’t feel overwhelming on
sunny, bright days.
light with cellular shades. This type of shade allows sun to flow
into a room even when the shades are closed. Cellular shades are available in a
variety of fabrics, most of which promote maximum light flow.
shutters. Shutters look great in any room, but one key benefit of
this type of window covering is that when they are open, light floods into a
room. On the flip side, when shutters are closed, the room becomes very dark.
Shutters are a great option for a bedroom that needs light flow during the day
but needs to be kept dark in the evening and early morning hours.
you need assistance brightening a room with the right window coverings? If
so, we can help. For more information, simply call (203) 580-3362 today.