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Get These Simple Window Treatments For Chicago

January 21, 2022

Have you ever noticed a window covered with such over-the-top drapery that it acted as the focal point of the room? Or attempted to open a blind just for it to slant to one side or the other regardless of which string you tugged? Gaudy or fussy window shades are overwhelming and troublesome. Many Chicago homeowners prefer simple window treatments like stylish interior shutters, minimalist roller shades, and modern cellular shades.

So try out these simple window treatment ideas in your Chicago home and bid farewell to problematic blinds and drapes.

Use Simple Louvered Shutters That Integrate Into Your Interior Design

 White polywood shutters inside a dining room

One perk of having simple window treatments in Chicago is that they coordinate with almost all decor. Interior shutters are a ideal example. These louvered shutters have appealing a smooth finish and straight lines that give them a subtle but refined look. They look more like an architectural detail than window treatments. And you can get them in various neutral colors, from the rich wood tones of Ovation® hardwood shutters to cool white faux-wood Polywood shutters.

Louvered shutters are also simple to use. Instead of difficult pull strings, shutters have panels that can swing open when needed, and you can control the natural light with the louvers by moving the tilt rod or the louvers themselves up and down. You can open the panels when you want lots of sunlight or move the louvers to divert light. Then close everything whenever you want darkness, privacy, and insulation.

Effortlessly Use Motorized And Cordless Roller Shades

Light gray roller shade on a single window in a white bathroom. 

An additional simple window treatment idea for Chicago residents, timeless roller shades are the definition of simple. They are made of a flat sheet of fabric that rolls up into a tube over your window when you give the shade a little tug. Some people don’t care for roller shades because they’ve only tried ones with strings that get tangled and look untidy. But you can avoid such annoyances with cordless roller shades that use a sewn-in pull bar instead. Or really simplify things with motorized shades that work by remote control or a smart app.

Roller shades are an easy choice for Chicago window coverings because their clean, sleek appearance works on almost any window. Their minimalist style goes with farmhouse, coastal, traditional, minimalist and other decor fads. The most difficult aspect of using roller shades is choosing from the array of choices you have for fabrics, colors, and patterns. You can even pick between blackout, medium, and sheer opacities for the degree of privacy and natural light you want.

Instantly Insulate Your Windows When You Shut Your Cellular Shades

Dark gray cellular shades displayed from the exterior of a home. 

Cellular shades have several of the same perks as roller shades. They simply look and work a bit differently. Rather than rolling up into a tube attached to your window, cellular shades have fabric pleats that fold and gather up when you open them. The “cells” that these pleats create give the shades an understated texture and extra energy efficiency texture. When you shut your cellular shades, the cells hold some of the air that comes through your windows. Cellular shades provide a simple option to insulate your windows against drafts and give some flair to them.

Simplify Window Treatment Shopping With Sunburst Shutters Chicago

Sunburst makes finding custom window treatments effortless. We offer no-cost in-home consultations to see samples of our products on your windows. You can start today by calling us at 847-250-6544 or submit the form below to book your consultation.