With summer around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your home for outdoor entertaining and long days of sunshine. This starts with the right window fashions, which can help you control light and transition between environments.

Certain styles are better suited to traditional patio and sliding glass doors simply because they traverse horizontally, making them easier to operate on these applications. Beyond traditional vertical blinds, there are many innovative alternatives to choose from.

Gliding window panels. For a sleek, modern look, consider gliding window panels, the perfect solution for large, expansive doors and windows. Open, they stack tightly to offer the maximum view; closed, they display their rich fabrics and texture.

Privacy sheers. If you’re looking for a classic, elegant look, vertical sheers are a good choice. Luminette privacy sheers combine the ethereal beauty of sheer drapery panels along with variable light control and privacy to create the perfect ambiance. They’re ideal for wide expanses of glass, sliding doors, and other vertical applications. Palm Beach plantation-style shutters lend a luxury resort vibe are perfect for hot and humid environments and are guaranteed to never warp, crack, fade, chip, peel or discolour, regardless of extreme heat or moisture.

Shutters. Classic shutters add a timeless, expensive look to your home and custom-made ones can boost your resale value. The traditional 2.5-inch louver is a great choice for average rooms and ceiling heights, while the 3.5-inch louver is a better fit for soaring ceilings.

Natural textures. From chunky weaves to thin-banded reeds, natural fibres add an organic texture to your room and filter sunlight beautifully. They’re great for a more relaxed aesthetic and spaces like the family room, kitchen or cottage. Materials like natural woods, reeds, bamboo and grasses are gorgeous and can be lined in light-filtering and room-darkening opacities for enhanced light and privacy control.

Source: www.newscanada.com