THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY SKYLINE WINDOW COVERINGS. ALL OPINIONS AND PICTURES ARE MY OWN
We have been in our home for a year and a half and while we love all of the natural light the windows that our first floor provides, we also felt like a fish in a fish bowl. Where our home sits, you can see within our entire home at various angles. Window coverings are something we didn’t know much about until we had our consultation with Julie from SWC. She came to our home and shared her thoughts, ideas and knowledge with us.
When you build a home, it can be extremely overwhelming picking out every little detail that you hope will match and flow easily from room to room. Julie took her time, asking questions and discussing what we loved and didn’t love about the windows, our life style and what our biggest concerns were. I wanted to share a few of them below in case any of you have thought about them as well.
Lighting – One of our biggest selling points of the first floor was all the natural light that comes in from several of our large windows in our family room and living room. We have extremely large windows that keep the home feeling warm, welcoming and comforting and we didn’t want to compromise that with adding something heavy to the window.
Safety – Being a work at home Mom of two very busy kids, I wanted a covering that was also safe. I always hear horror stories of children and cords and although we decided to get cords installed, I felt that they were safe because they are a cord that attaches to the side of the wall and no cords hang down. Phew!
Energy Saving – Having exposed windows was a challenge, especially when it came to saving money on our energy bills. Choosing coverings that assist in keeping our windows to not be as drafty during the colder temperatures is key.
Function- Because i’m only 5/2 I needed window coverings that were functional for me to move up and down with ease. I love the idea of having coverings to have the option to move them from top to bottom or bottom to top. Having the cord to assist me pull them up or down was something I was excited to have.
Aesthetics – Our home is mostly warm tones of grey, white, and tupe colors with a few pops of color. Julie and I discussed what type of treatment would be a great feature to still warm up our home and keep it welcoming but also gives it a little dimension.
Privacy – One of our biggest concerns was the privacy we wanted for our family, especially being a work at home Mom. I also get up early to work out in our office area and I’m sure my neighbors don’t want to see me at 5am. Having privacy keeps us feeling safe and secure.
Budget – Coverings can be extremely expensive ( something we had truly no idea ) but what we love about these Hunter Douglas window treatments are the quality and reputation that they provide to us homeowners. While it may be pricey, we only want to do this once and know that these coverings will last us at least 15 years.
What We Chose :
After talking through all these points with Julie, going from room to room to look at different colors and textures, we decided on one covering that seemed to work in every single room with our furniture and decor. We chose Whimsey, an almost tup like color that allows us to have the light filter we wanted as well as darken feature when the sun was too bright. Because our two of our windows are three large panels, we decided to have that be one large blind for convenience and overall look.
Thanks to the helpful installation from Ken at SWC and Julie walking us through our questions and ideas on what was important to us and our family. I’m so happy with how this turned out in our home and truly feel like our first floor is complete having all of our concerns checked off!