Be careful because you could be. Watch those windows. If you don’t have shades or you do but they are a little too shear then you might be exposing yourself. Did you ever notice, especially at night, how you can see right into a room with the lights on without shades?
Before window treatment

Did you ever watch the game and the glare from the sun is ruining the picture? The right shades can save you money on your heating and cooling bill. The extra insulation can really help to make a difference in the room temperature. Do you want shades for privacy, light control or just to dress up a window. Shades prevent fading of fabric and artwork that can result from daily direct sun exposure.   Shades can even absorb sound, improving the acoustics in a room.

Depending on the window and it’s location in your home in relation to the sun and neighbors you might want to consider drapes, blinds or a combination of both. Window dressings can be both aesthetic and functional as long as they are not left naked! With so many options for valances alone homeowners can feel overwhelmed or even worse, end up with an out of the box product that is not serving the right purpose. If you are considering a window treatment from shades to a full window dressing, expect a little education. One of my preferred vendors is Hunter Douglas, offering dozens of products that are not only beautiful but functional with remote open/close and controlled light and heat transfer options.  There are cordless manual and motorized operating systems and other lifting systems for child and pet safety as well as easy operation.  Finding the right blinds is more than selecting what looks good but what makes the most sense for your home.

Duette cellular shade