Summer Window Treatments For Style & Shade
Beat The Heat With Window Treatments From B&G Window Fashions
Life in Florida, during the long, hot summers is all about staying cool. But when the heat index soars to well over 100 degrees, that can seem like an almost impossible feat. But with custom window treatments from B&G Window Fashions, you can stay cool inside your home or office, all without losing any style points. Here are some of our top recommendations on the best summer window treatments options for that hot Florida lifestyle.
Curtains and Drapes For Heat Blocking Window Treatments
Updating your drapes can immediately change the mood of the room. Fun floral prints can take your summer decorating to new heights. Imagine flowery patterns of cheery pinks, yellows, and greens on a solid background to inject fresh color. Or get bold with bright purple, turquoise, or fuchsia to energize a tired space. By using curtains that are in the right color – typically dark colors – you can help to cut as much as 10% off the amount of energy being lost, just by changing the curtains!
Or another option would be, to embrace the soaring temperatures with breezy white drapes. Light and sheer drapes have a classic style that allow the light to brighten up the room and help strike a balance with heavier furnishings. But if you’re having trouble deciding, one of our designers will be happy to help you and discuss all of the available options.
Keep Cool With Thermal Window Shades
If drapes are not your thing and blinds don’t mesh with your décor, window shades could be the answer. You might hear people use the term blinds and shades interchangeably, but the rule of thumb is that blinds are a hard window treatment, and shades are soft.
One type of shade that is popular for the summer is a roman window shade. Roman shades offer a stylish and practical alternative that dress up windows while providing excellent privacy and outstanding protection from the sun. Roman shades are simply fabric panels that can be raised or lowered with the use of a cord system and rings sewn onto the back of the fabric. When the shades are raised, the fabric stacks in evenly sized horizontal folds. Roman shades from Hunter Douglas are extremely versatile and are available in different fold styles and sizes, and beautiful fabrics that are low maintenance and easy to clean.
Plantation Shutters For Privacy And Versatility
Plantation shutters offer a classic elegance and charm that is hard to beat. This is a sleek and stylish choice when it comes to blocking the sun, and can be easily adjusted to control the incoming sunlight. Plantation shutters have gained popularity for kitchen use, but many of our customers love plantation shutters in the bathroom too. They can be double hung so the lower louvers stay closed for enhanced privacy, while the upper louvers can be used for light control. We have many clients that have come to us looking for plantation shutters in Sarasota and Venice, especially those living the beach lifestyle. With all of the different sizes and shapes of windows out there, custom fit plantation shutters from B&G Window Fashions could be an excellent option!
A more popular and economical option is to add a divider rail. A divider rail is essentially a fixed rail that divides the top louvers from the bottom louvers. This allows the home owner to ability to operate the louvered sections independently from one another. Most people decide to go with divider rails for their plantation shutters installation to give themselves more privacy options. Plantation shutters for sliding glass doors are another popular option for those looking to combat the Florida sun and have versatile privacy options. If you’re looking for amazing window treatments that are sure to make your friends and neighbors jealous, plantation shutters from B&G Window Fashions could be the solution you’re looking for.
B&G Window Fashions Will Keep You Cool With The Best Summer Window Treatments
B&G Window Fashions is a Hunter Douglas Showcase Dealer serving Southwest Florida, including Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte Counties. We offer custom blinds, shades, shutters, drapery, and upholstery to residential and commercial clients throughout the tri-county areas. We also work hand-in-hand with home-builders, remodeling companies, and interior designers.
At B&G Window Fashions, our highly-trained staff will make your window treatment shopping experience one you’ll never forget. Our design consultants have an amazing eye, and our installers are employees, not subcontractors. Feel free to visit our showrooms in Venice, FL or Lakewood Ranch, FL or contact us for a FREE in-home consultation!