Best Window Coverings

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How to Choose the Best Window Coverings for Your Home

The different types of best window coverings for various homes. Some people prefer curtains, while others might want more of a custom solution with wood shutters or vertical blinds. Whatever you find best, don’t make it too difficult to open or close your windows-you’ll be grateful for this decision when the summer heat is unbearably hot!

Best Window Coverings for Your Home

Here are some things to think about when you’re choosing window coverings:


Curtains are likely the most common type of window covering. They come in many different styles, fabrics, and colors, so it shouldn’t be hard to find something that will work with your home’s decor. Some homeowners like sheer curtains for their versatility; they can be used in all seasons of the year, but still provide privacy. However, if you want more privacy or light blockage, consider heavier drapes or even pull-down shades.


For homes with multiple windows that need custom solutions, blinds might be what works best for them. Blinds come in horizontal and vertical styles and can be made from hardwood, vinyl, or fabric. Depending on the materials used, they can add a modern touch or more of a country look to your home décor. They’re also ideal for more light blockage-which is nice during the summer months when you want to keep things cool inside!


Wooden shutters are more commonly found in older homes and provide more of a custom and sophisticated look than some other window coverings. Shutter panels can be opened and closed individually to let in air while still giving homeowners control over how much natural light enters their home.  They can also provide a bit of insulation against heat and cold, making them a great option for homeowners with fluctuating climates.

Wood Shutters Rebecca Munster Designs
Wood Shutters Rebecca Munster Designs

Vertical blinds:

Vertical blinds are perfect for sliding glass doors and large windows. They come in many different colors and patterns so you’re sure to find one that will fit any home décor style. There are even faux wood versions that give the look of traditional wood shutters without being as heavy or difficult to use. If you want more privacy, choose a darker color, but if not they work well as sheer curtains too!

Custom solutions:

For an even greater variety of options, consider getting custom window solutions designed specifically for your home. Homeowners can find experts out there who will provide custom windows to meet their exact specifications for light, privacy, weather protection, and more. You may have to pay a bit more upfront for this design service, but you’ll enjoy the perfect window covering solution in the end!

Whatever type of window coverings you choose for your home,  just make sure that it’s easy to open and close. You’ll be glad you did when the temperature starts to rise! It’s always worth it to spend time finding the best window coverings since they can improve your home’s value when it comes time to sell!

Rebecca Munster Designs, LLC
20010 Fisher Ave Suite B, Poolesville, MD 20837
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Rebecca Munster

Rebecca Munster

Enhancing windows with interior design, upholstery, and quality window treatments since 2012 with over 20 years of project management and my expertise in sewing and painting.