Where to start when looking for window coverings


Whether it’s for your kitchen, bedroom or living room, here are the features to keep in mind during your search.

Light control. Harsh light at the window? The right window covering can transform sunlight into a wonderful soft glow and help protect your furnishings from damaging UV rays. On the other hand, if you’re looking for more light, opt for a treatment designed to help channel light deeper into your room, filling dark corners and reducing the need for electrical lighting.

Energy efficiency. You can keep your rooms warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer and save on home bills with energy-efficient products. Look for products engineered with innovative cellular air pockets that can block up to 50 per cent of the heat transfer at the window.

Smart home shade automation. Imagine your shades moving automatically to the exact position you prefer for the specific lighting effect you love or adjusting themselves for the optimal energy efficiency throughout the day. For this revolutionary hands-free experience, check out the PowerView motorization system from Hunter Douglas that automatically moves your shades according to schedules you set.

Beautiful, unique designs. The right window fashion can become an interior’s focal point, setting style throughout your home. Choose textures, finishes and colour combinations that complement your space in durable materials for long-term reliability.

Safety. Kids and pets are innately curious about the world around them, so even basic household items like window coverings can turn into potential hazards. Look for enhanced safety features that reduce the risk of accidents, like cordless and motorized operating systems, retractable lift cords, cord tensioners and wand controls.