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How to Choose Window Treatments for Each Room of Your Home

Any kind of window treatment can be installed on any kind of window, but there are certain styles that simply work in certain rooms. Your local window and door replacement contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Arkansas shares a quick guide on window treatments that go in each room.


Privacy and light filtering are the primary considerations for bedroom window treatments. This means you need window treatments that can completely block or allow natural light when needed. One popular example of achieving this effect is having two different window treatments installed on double rods. One should be sheer material that screens the windows but allows natural light. A thicker window treatment, like drapery, can be closed over the curtains when you want to sleep in.

Another consideration for bedrooms is when the window in question happens to be an egress window. Building codes require all bedrooms to have at least one window that functions as an emergency exit. This means it has to be of a certain size, of a minimum sill height, and should be easily opened from the inside. For these windows, you need window te

Living Room

Living rooms have similar considerations as bedrooms, but with more emphasis on aesthetics. This is where you will be entertaining guests, after all. You will need to factor in color and style to match your living room window treatments, or choose neutral ones to avoid color clashes. The good news is that rigid and cloth window treatments both work in living rooms, which gives you flexibility in your window treatment choices.


In addition to the need to control privacy and natural light, you have to consider the humidity levels in the bathroom. Simple window treatments typically work well in bathrooms because the less folds the material has, the less moisture it traps, therefore, the less likelihood of molds and bacteria collecting on it. Honeycomb or pull-up shades are popular choices, and can be easily replaced with other options should you want a different look.

Home Office

If you do a lot of work on your home office computer, you need window treatments that soften light from the windows. Shades and curtains work best in home offices, and are easier to clean compared to shutters or other rigid window treatments.

Renewal by Andersen of Arkansas is your leading provider of window replacement and new door installation services. Give us a call at (479) 431-3555 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Springdale, Arkansas, and nearby areas.


"We were pleased with the process from the sales representative through installation. Our windows are beautiful, and we are very pleased we made the decision to replace our windows with Renewal by Andersen."

Scott & Jackie, Arkansas, AR
November, 16

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