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Ultimate Room Window Guide

The ultimate guide to window treatments for each room in your Hartford house is finally here! We give our suggestions for the best types of window treatments for each room in your house. We take into account lighting, fashion, cost, effective insulation, privacy, resistance to humidity, durability, and more to pick out your best choice.

Explore this guide to learn which window coverings you should choose, with links to in-depth recommendations and beautiful photos of window fashions for any space.
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Hartford Living Room Window Treatments

Living room window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, energy efficiency, custom shapes, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, barn doors shutters, shades

Living rooms typically have the most sizable windows in the home, and it’s the space that you’ll entertain visitors. That makes this room a great place to splurge on window treatments that show off your fashion sense and offer you control over the room’s comfort. A few of the most ideal window treatments for rooms that are frequently trafficked are sliding barn doors and plantation shutters.

Plantation shutters carry a ornate style and are exceptionally durable while offering the greatest control over temperature and light levels, meeting all the living room considerations. On the same note, barn door shutters can grant a classic, subdued sense to your living room, while giving you easy control of the light in the room.

Want more suggestions for your living room windows? Here’s a more in-depth guide.

Hartford Dining Room Window Treatments

Dining room window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, style

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, reclaimed wood shutters, barn doors shutters, shades, blinds

Your home’s dining room may be a formal room you use only occasionally, or as your daily family meal place. Regardless, you want a window covering that can let you control the mood and add to your home design and furniture to make your dining room a comfortable area.

Barn door shutters can give a nostalgic, almost romantic flavor to your dining room - in addition to giving you great control of the amount of light and privacy you desire. Plantation shutters have a similar traditional flair but are also flexible enough to accompany more contemporary home design. Shades, though they offer less temperature control, still allow for some light control to add to the mood of your dining room, in addition to being available in a large selection of fashions and colors to accentuate any décor.

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Kitchen Window Treatments

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Top Considerations: Style, ease of cleaning, resistance to humidity and water

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

The kitchen is a room full of activity, from prepping meals to showing off to guests and then some. Because of the many uses of your kitchen, you’ll want a window covering that’s both versatile and able to stand up to whatever messes might be made.

Polywood plantation shutters satisfy these needs wonderfully. Not only do shutters’ neutral tones match almost any style choice, but they’re also very moisture-resistant and simple to clean as well. Faux wood blinds, while somewhat less resilient and upscale than shutters, do give you the humidity resistance necessary for any kitchen window treatment

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Hartford Bedroom Window Treatments

Bedroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, style, light control, energy efficiency

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds, shades

The number one priority for any bedroom will likely be how easy it is to adjust the light and temperature in order to make it easy to sleep. No window covering can match the level of control you have with plantation shutters, not to mention shutters’ unrivaled ability to give complete privacy and their beautiful looks that enhance any décor.

Pull-down shades are also a fantastic bedroom choice, giving you that necessary privacy and a warm look – although they tend to soften light rather than completely block it like shutters. Shades can also be purchased in a huge variety of colors and styles, making it easy to pick a shade that matches your bedroom’s color palette.

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Hartford Bathroom Window Treatments

Bathroom Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Privacy, ability to handle humidity and moisture, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Polywood plantation shutters, faux wood blinds

When you’re selecting window treatments for bathrooms, your two most important priorities are privacy and ability to handle water. Both Polywood plantation shutters and faux wood blinds handle water and humidity extremely well and also allow for excellent privacy control due to their easy adjustability. Shutters however, have the extra benefit of being highly customizable, as they can be made to perfectly fit non-square windows.

Discover which bathroom window treatments will work best for your home.


Hartford Family Room Window Treatments

Family Room Window Treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, sliding barn door shutters, blinds, shades

Your family room is your place to unwind and spend time together with your family. It’s also a room your visitors will probably see the most, so fashion and light control should be your top priorities.

Plantation shutters give flair to your family room, and give you great temperature control and insulation to keep your space comfortable. Upscale sliding barn door shutters can become a unique focal point to your family room if you’d like to impress your guests.

Blinds and shades are smart choices due to being available in a wide selection of colors and styles, making it simple to coordinate with your room - though they don’t give you as much light or temperature control as shutters.

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Hartford Basement Window Treatments

Basement window treatments

Top Considerations: Light control, energy efficiency, moisture resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, blinds

All basements are different. They can vary in shape, dimensions, depth, and more. Since they vary so much, the ideal window covering for each basement will differ as well.

For the most part, you need window treatments that can fit the unique shape and size of your basement windows, while being able to let in a good amount of outside light. Polywood plantation shutters have both of these qualities, in addition to handling humidity that may be a problem in some basements.

As an alternative, blinds are also a great choice for basements in Hartford. Both aluminum and faux wood blinds give you moisture resistance, in addition to fitting the most typical basement window shapes and easily coordinating with your existing decor.

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Hartford Home Office Window Treatments

Home Office Window Treatments
Photo courtesy of Jane Cunningham, Room Resolutions

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, durability

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, shades

Installing the most effective window treatments in your home office can help you stay productive and focused no matter what hour of the day it is or the outside weather. Plantation shutters give you the best control of temperature, light, and sound, ensuring that you’re able to work in a comfortable environment.

If sound dampening and temperature control aren’t an issue, shades are a more budget-friendly choice that can help fill your space with soft light, making it more relaxing and easier to concentrate on your work as opposed to having no window covering.

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Hartford Sunroom Window Treatments

Sunroom window treatments

Top Considerations: Style, light control, energy efficiency, resilience

Window Treatment Recommendations: Plantation shutters, window film, shades

Sunrooms are full of light and are a fantastic place to relax or host guests - so long as you can control the level of light and heat that come in. Plantation shutters lend a wonderful aesthetic against all the glass and are also effective at keeping your space at an ideal temperature with how easy it is to adjust the louvers.

Combining window film with a second window covering can boost your room’s protection from heat and harmful ultraviolet light – so you won’t have to be concerned about fading carpet, furniture or heirloom photos or artwork. Shades offer a more subdued aesthetic that you can personalize to your home, but know that their UV protection won’t be as effective as other options.

Want to make your sunroom into your favorite room in your home?

Hartford Laundry Room Window Treatments

Laundry room window treatments

Top Considerations: Budget, light control, energy efficiency, humidity resistance

Window Treatment Recommendations: Blinds, shades

Like it or not, we spend several hours in our laundry room every year. To de-stress some of those chores, decorate your laundry room with window treatments that will make you comfortable, but don’t neglect the fact that laundry rooms can get humid and you may need to protect drying clothes from harsh light.

Blinds are a fantastic choice for Hartford laundry rooms due to their lower cost and quick adjustability, making light control a snap. Faux wood blinds tend to be better compared to real wood since they are moisture-resistant. Shades are also a consideration, giving a soft, muted style to your laundry room. Remember though that shades typically aren’t very moisture resistant, if you typically use the room for steaming or ironing clothes.

Don’t fear laundry day anymore!