Window Treatment Style Guide 5

Bring some style to your view with the experts at Metro Blinds

Whether you are a full-time Southwest Florida resident or one of our many “snow-birds,” choosing the right window treatment to fit your Florida lifestyle can be a daunting task. Not to worry!  Here are 5 window treatments that will provide beauty and function to your Florida home.

1. Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters are a timeless and classic solution for any window or door. Real, hard-wood shutters have an intrinsic beauty that echoes the Florida style. Shutters are durable, stand up great to our humidity, are easily maintained and fit with a variety of styles.

2. Woven Woods

Woven Wood shades and sliding panels are a casual, relaxed window treatment that matches our Southwest Florida lifestyle to a tee. Woven Woods are available in a multitude of textures and patterns that range from elegant grasses and reeds to the more rustic feel of bamboo and natural hardwoods.

3. Honeycomb (Cellular) Shades

Honeycomb shades or cellular shades are a very popular treatment selected for their clean, uncluttered appearance. These shades stack very tightly allowing for a very open feel in a room and lots of light when open but are capable of complete room darkening when needed. Honeycomb shades also happen to be one of the most effective treatments when it comes to reducing heat which is important in our Florida heat during the summer months.

4. Draperies (Sheers)

Draperies and Sheers offer a mix of style and function. Dress your large sliding glass doors with elegant sheers to achieve a light, airy feel that exemplifies Florida style. With an almost infinite combination of fabrics and hardware choices, there is sure to be a drapery treatment that can perfectly fit your lifestyle.

5. Motorization and Automation

Motorization is not just for the tech savvy; many are seeking out motorized shades and draperies for their convenience and accessibility. Almost any treatment can be custom built or retro-fitted with a motor to add convenience to your home.

What’s the next step?

If you’re still living in a fishbowl or sick of looking at plain, un-dressed windows, it’s time to give us a call or visit our showroom. Metro Blinds, Draperies and Shutters is a family owned and operated business that has proudly served all of Southwest Florida since 1994.  Visit our beautiful showroom on Metro Parkway for some helpful design ideas. When you’re ready, call us to set up your free in-home consultation.