Lake House

Life Is Better at the Lake – Window Treatments for Your Lake House

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Not so long ago, the only option people considered when it came to window treatments for lake homes or cabins were curtains. But today, the perspective has changed, and people realize that window treatments play both a functional and aesthetic role. They are the details that transform it into home.

But window treatments also protect your privacy from curious glances, as well as your belongings. They block the sun and solve the insulation problems. The selection is so diverse nowadays that you need a guide in order to make the right choice. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

In general, it’s important to keep coverings simple when there’s a beautiful view, such as a lake and its surroundings.

Blinds:

Simple, uncluttered and timeless, blinds are a perfect solution for homeowners searching for that understated window treatment that won’t take away from their decor. Blinds also create a sense of depth by adding layers to your windows, helping to create focal points throughout your home. They’re particularly useful for difficult-to-reach and awkwardly shaped windows. They are a perfect choice for those who do not wish to disturb the rustic look of your home.

Vertical blinds especially panel blinds, offer you the opportunity to precisely control the light, and they are excellent for huge windows. They complement most window shapes and add height to any room.  They are available in a full range of styles, from moderately priced vinyl to decorative fabrics.

Wood Blinds preserve that natural feel of the home and offer a warm, natural look to their surroundings. Plus, they let you show off your personal style since you can have them stained any way you desire.

If you are concerned about warping and cracking or are in a high moisture area, Faux wood blinds are a great fit. Faux wood blinds offer the classic appeal and style of wooden blinds, but they are an ideal choice that is affordable and long-lasting too.

wood blinds

Shades:

Shades are on the softer side of window treatments and can be raised or lowered for privacy and light control without sacrificing gorgeous outdoor views. Available in an array of color, fabric and patterns options, window shades are the perfect way to coordinate window treatments with your interior style—and add special functions such as UV protection and temperature control.

Roller shades are available in a wide variety of colors, textures and stylish fabrics. They are easy to operate, affordable and complement any decor. They provide you with excellent light control. Nowadays you can even opt for bottom-up rollers that keep your privacy intact yet do not block the sunlight.

The benefit is you can roll them right up out of the way, but they provide light filtering or blackout (depending on the fabric opacity or lining) when needed during the heat of the day or night time. I like that you can still see through some of the sheer options when they’re down, but they protect your furniture from UV rays that tend to fade furniture, area rugs and other room elements.

Roller Shades

Roman Shades – Another option to add a bit more character to your lake house is roman shades. They combine the soft elegance of a fine drapery with the ease and convenience of a shade.  These can be mounted above the window casing to keep the view as open as possible.

Roman Shades are made of soft fabric and lend an elegant touch to the room. The folds even absorb some amount of sound, which makes them perfect for bedrooms. The choice of fabric is limitless, so they are very practical when it comes to coordinating your window treatments with the interior décor.

Roman Shades

Cellular Shades – If you need a highly functional and at the same time highly attractive solution, go with cellular shades. These shades feature a unique pleated honeycomb construction to provide both fashion and superior energy efficiency.

Raise and lower the shade as needed for light control and privacy with a pull cord, cordless feature or motorized options. No cord holes are visible. The durable, washable, polyester fabric is available in a wide range of colors and textures in various cell sizes, and in various opacities, from sheer to total blackout.

Cellular Shades

Solar Shades – Available in different openness factors, these shades gently diffuse natural sunlight, block harmful UV rays and keep rooms cooler. Their simple yet streamlined appearance complement any décor or style. Our solar shades are available in a variety of styles and colors.

And don’t forget that you can always pair shades with other types of window treatments so as not to sacrifice your desired look for function.

Solar shades

Shutters:

Shutters fit into lake-style homes perfectly. They add a touch of class, timeless style and aesthetic beauty to any environment.  Shutters are ideal for a clean, classic look.  Choose from a wide variety of paint or stain colors, or even use a completely custom color that matches your decor perfectly!

shutters

For a lake house, colors that remind you of the water, such as blue, green, grey, sand and white are great choices.  Choose a fabric that has the same background color as the window casing/trim to keep it looking fresh.

Transform your lake house into a home with the right window treatments.  Give us a call at 262-643-8484. We can guide you in making the best decision, so you can continue to enjoy that beautiful view.