Hard Window Treatments
On a functional level, shutters, shades and blinds provide privacy, sun and wind control.
- Louvered interior shutters such as the popular Plantation shutters, provide excellent ventilation and sun control while adding an attractive architectural element to the space. The simple Venetian blind provides the same type of control, in a more utilitarian package.
- Grass or bamboo shades provide similar function to the standard roller shade, but are significantly more attractive and can stand alone. They add a masculine textural element to the design as well. The humble roller shade provides practical protection from the sun and works well under other treatments such as valances that cover up the top of the window so the shade is hidden when rolled up to the top.