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WINDOW TREATMENTS TO FILTER THE HARSH PASADENA SUNLIGHT

WINDOW TREATMENTS TO FILTER THE HARSH PASADENA SUNLIGHT

Soften The Light

Curtains, drapes and blinds can complement a decor scheme but one of the main considerations for hanging window treatments is to control the amount of sunlight that flows into your living space. Pasadena is hot in the summer and you want to keep your home as cool as possible. However in the cooler months when the days are shorter  you may welcome more light.

LIGHT CONTROL

Before booking a consultation with a Pasadena window treatment company or interior designer, decide how much flexibility you would like to achieve regarding light control. It will help your professional hone in quicker on your needs.

How much light do you want entering the room? Do you want the option of making the room completely dark or do you just want to filter out some of the harsh rays? For media rooms and bedrooms you may want to consider adding blackout lining to your drapes to stop any light penetrating.

MESH SOLAR SHADES

In your main living area mesh solar shades can filter the light without completely cutting out the view.  Ask your window treatment company about the options. These shades come in a variety of colors and degrees of opacity. Shades always tend to have more of a contemporary look.

HONEYCOMB SHADES

Ask your Pasadena window treatment company about honeycomb shades . They are made of spun polyester and are extremely flexible making them a good choice for unusual shaped windows. They come in single, double and triple combs. The combs give the product its distinctive look and also trap air making them good thermal insulators. They offer varying levels of light control.

BLINDS

If you like operable slats, then you may want to choose blinds. Blinds can provide light filtering and privacy and also come in a vast array of styles and colors, as well as horizontal and vertical. Window shades can only allow a clear view when the shade is completely raised. Blinds allow you to tilt the slats to view outside as well as allow more light in. You will need to decide how you want to operate your window treatments before you start seriously shopping and make an appointment with your Pasadena interior designer.

SHEER DRAPES

Although sheer and semi sheer drapes don’t allow for so much flexibility in controlling the amount of light let in, they always look a little more luxurious than blinds and shades, and may be enough to filter the light depending on the direction your room is facing.

By Jane Noble