Guide to Choosing the Right Window Coverings for your Home

When it comes to choosing the right window coverings Denver residents are often faced with a challenging choice. There are several factors involved when choosing window coverings and there are endless styles, designs, and costs to choose from, so choosing the right window treatments can be stressful. When decorating your home, there are many things to consider; from the furniture to the wall colors, but the window coverings are often a focal point, so it’s important to take your time and choose the best option for your style, your budget, and your needs. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right window treatments for your home. 

Level of Privacy

One of the most important things to consider when it comes to window coverings Denver residents must consider the level of privacy the window treatments should provide. Factors that affect this include how much natural light you want to block or allow and the view from the window and how close your neighbors are. There are basically three options;

  • A minimal privacy-this option provides you a view but also allows others to see inside
  • Light filtering-these styles provide moderate privacy while allowing some natural light in
  • Blackout-This option allows you full privacy. They will prevent light from filtering in, neighbors from seeing in, and darkens the room, which is ideal for day sleepers

Budget Considerations

Window coverings are available in a wide array of price ranges, from low to high. It’s important to keep in mind that the style of window coverings, the material, and the size of the window coverings will have an impact on the cost of the window coverings. For instance, customized blinds, drapes, or shades will generally be more costly than purchasing your window coverings from a local department store.  If you are on a limited budget, an easy way to save on cost is to consider choosing customized window coverings for main living areas and lower-end coverings for other areas of your home, such as the bathroom or the guest room.

Sizing and Installing Window Coverings

The sizing and the way you install window coverings can have a significant effect on the overall appearance. It’s best to hang curtains as close to the ceiling as possible, leaving about 1-inch for access, when covering large windows, opt for a fabric that is lightweight and or sheer and choose a length that is aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. 


When choosing window coverings, Denver residents often think that they can only choose one option when it comes to covering their windows, but you can have both shades or blinds and curtains or drapes. The important thing is to choose window coverings that compliment your furniture and the overall design of your home.  

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