7 Tips for Choosing Window Treatments

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Getting ready to move into your new Lago Mar home? Have you given any thought to window treatments? If your new home’s windows are a different size or shape than those in your existing home, you can’t bring your old drapes with you. Plus, a new home gives you an opportunity to update your interior decor. When choosing window treatments, take into account your privacy needs, light control, decor style and functionality. Here are some recommendations for each room:

Family Room

Blinds are always a good choice as they can be opened or closed depending on your privacy or light needs. For real elegance, opt for drapes or Roman shades. Drapes in the living room can add softness and warmth to the space. Choose fabrics that complement your decor style and allow you to control the amount of natural light entering the room. Roman shades offer a clean, tailored look and provide excellent light control when lowered. These shades are also decorative with textures and patterns that add visual interest to the room.


When it comes to kitchens, you want coverings that are easy to wipe down. Faux wood blinds offer the look of real wood with added durability. They are easy to wipe clean and provide excellent light control. Roller shades are practical and easy to clean, making them ideal for the kitchen. Choose moisture-resistant fabrics or materials that can withstand grease and steam.

Home Office

It can be tempting not to cover your home office windows, especially if you a beautiful oversized one, but you need privacy and too much light can be glaring. Sheer curtains can soften the look of a home office while allowing natural light to filter through. They provide privacy without completely blocking the view, creating a bright and airy atmosphere. Cellular shades provide insulation and energy efficiency. They come in various opacities to control light and reduce glare, creating a comfortable work environment.

Primary Suite

If you have a wall of windows, drapes highlight them and create a focal point for the room. However, you might want to consider blackout curtains. These window coverings block out sunlight and streetlights, creating a dark, cozy environment that promotes restful sleep. Wooden shutters add a touch of sophistication to the bedroom while providing privacy and insulation. They can be adjusted to allow natural light in during the day and closed for privacy at night.


In bathrooms with high humidity levels, opt for window coverings made from moisture-resistant materials such as vinyl, aluminum blinds or synthetic fabric shades. Privacy window film is an affordable and easy-to-install option for bathrooms. It allows natural light to filter through while obscuring the view from outside.

Children’s Room

Safety is paramount in children’s rooms, so opt for cordless or motorized blinds to prevent strangulation hazards. These window coverings provide easy operation and are available in a variety of fun colors and patterns. Blackout curtains create a dark environment for naps or early bedtimes.

Get Inspired at Our Model Homes

Need some inspiration? Visit our model homes. You will see all sorts of window treatments. They will help you visualize what might look best in your own home. Come see Lago Mar today.

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