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Picking Hard or Soft Window Treatments

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Adorning your windows with the right style of shade, shutter, or blind is an exciting process. Of course, choosing the just right style for your home can become quite complicated. A crucial decision in this process is whether to opt for hard or soft window treatments. Hunter Douglas offers a diverse range of products that cater to both preferences, ensuring you’ll be able to find the perfect balance for your home.

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Which is right for you? We dive into the problem of picking hard or soft window treatments for your home.

Soft Window Treatments

As seen in their name, soft window treatments are made from soft materials. These kinds of treatments include shades and drapes.

Picking hard or soft window treatments involves sitting down and establishing what you want from a window treatment. Take soft window treatments, for example. This style can perfectly match the décor already present in a room, such as sofas, throw pillows, and carpeting.

In terms of design, fabric window treatments provide a wider variety of colors, patterns, and textures when compared to hard window treatments. This allows you to spread your creative wings quite wide in the world of soft window treatments.

Since soft window treatments are less durable than hard window treatments, they are best for rooms that don’t see as much heavy foot traffic. Of course, with proper maintenance and care, soft window treatments can look gorgeous in any room and home, regardless of foot traffic levels, but they naturally work best in rooms where they have the space to flow and spread out.

Hard Window Treatments

As previously mentioned, the name says it all with hard window treatments, as they are crafted from hard materials. These types of treatments include shutters and blinds.

If functionality is at the top of your window treatment wish list when picking hard or soft window treatments, opt for hard. Since many hard window treatments are controlled via louvers attached to slats, they can provide precise light control and privacy with just a simple movement.

Custom hard window treatments are also excellent for homes that adore contemporary style but also want an elegant touch. Shutters, for example, embrace a timeless style that adorns your home with an opulent look. On the other hand, metal blinds offer a chic, streamlined style that transcends time.

Go with Both

Of course, window treatments don’t need to be approached on an either/or basis. If picking hard or soft window treatments is too difficult because you like the benefits of both, then choose both!

Layering hard and soft window treatments is an excellent way to create a bold look, enjoy more privacy, enhance the light control in a room, and even improve the acoustics inside of your home while reducing noise pollution outside.

Contact Us Today

Choosing between hard and soft window treatments (or going with both) is determined by your style and functional preferences. Whether you embrace the ethereal look of soft window treatments, the elegance of hard window treatments, or the convenience of both, our team is here to help you find the right style for your home.

Contact us at Peerless Wallpaper & Blinds today to schedule your consultation to get started. Plus, visit our promotions page frequently for great deals on Hunter Douglas products throughout the year.

Peerless Wallpaper & Blinds is located in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, and proudly serves Monroeville, Pittsburgh, and Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

We Are Experts At What We Do

Peerless Wallpaper & Blinds offers Hunter Douglas custom window coverings including Sheer shades, cellular shades, Roman shades, woven wood shades, roller and soler screen shades, shuttershorizontal and vertical blinds, draperies, motorization solutions, bedding, accessories, and more.

We also carry the largest selection of designer wallpaper in the tri-state area. Checkout our in-stock inventory of designer wallpaper and borders, and save up to 60% off.

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We have proudly served the Greater Pittsburgh and the Tri-State area including Monroeville, Fox Chapel, Murrysville, Greensburg, Latrobe, Ligonier, Sewickley, Mt. Lebanon, Upper St. Clair, Churchill, Oakmont, PA, and surrounding areas for over 80 years.

Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.