White polywood shutters in an open concept kitchen and living room area

Get These Simple Window Treatments For New York City

January 21, 2022

Have you ever seen a window covered with some over-the-top drapery that it acted as the focal point of the room? Or attempted to open a blind only to have it skew on one side or the other regardless of which string you tugged? Gaudy or cumbersome window shades are distracting and bothersome. Most New York City homeowners prefer simple window treatments such as classic interior shutters, sleek roller shades, and modern cellular shades.

So try out these simple window treatment ideas in your New York City home and bid farewell to complicated drapes and blinds.

Choose Simple Louvered Shutters That Blend Into Your Interior Design

 White polywood shutters inside a dining room

One perk of having simple window treatments in New York City is that they coordinate with nearly all decor. Interior shutters are a excellent example. These louvered shutters have attractive a smooth finish and straight lines that give them an understated but stylish look. They look more like an architectural feature than window coverings. And you can get them in multiple neutral hues, from the rich wood stains of Ovation® hardwood shutters to cool white faux-wood Polywood shutters.

Louvered shutters are also simple to use. Rather than fussy cords, shutters have panels that can swing open when needed, and you can control the light with the louvers by adjusting the louvers themselves or the tilt rod up and down. You can open the panels when you want a lot of light or tilt the louvers to divert light. Then shut everything whenever you desire darkness, privacy, and insulation.

Easily Operate Motorized And Cordless Roller Shades

Light gray roller shade on a single window in a white bathroom. 

An additional simple window treatment idea for New York City homeowners, timeless roller shades are quintessentially simple. They have a flat sheet of material that rolls up into a tube above your window when you tug the shade a bit. Some people don’t want roller shades because they’ve only used the kind with cords that look untidy and get tangled. However, you can avoid these problems with cordless roller shades that have a sewn-in pull bar instead. Or really simplify your life with motorized shades that operate by remote control or a smart app.

Roller shades are an obvious solution for New York City window coverings because they have a sleek, clean design that works on most windows. Their minimalist style goes with farmhouse, coastal, minimalist, traditional, and other design fads. The hardest aspect of using roller shades is picking from the array of options on the market for fabrics, patterns, and colors. You can even pick between blackout, medium, and sheer opacities for the level of natural light and privacy you desire.

Easily Insulate Your Windows When You Shut Your Cellular Shades

Dark gray cellular shades displayed from the exterior of a home. 

Cellular shades have many of the same advantages as roller shades. They simply look and operate a little differently. Instead of pulling up into a tube attached to your window, cellular shades have fabric pleats that fold and gather up when you open them. The “cells” that the pleats create give the shades extra insulating properties and a subtle texture. When you close your cellular shades, the cells catch some of the breeze that comes through your windows. Cellular shades provide a simple option to insulate your windows against drafts and add a bit of flair to them.

Simplify Window Treatment Shopping With Sunburst Shutters New York

Sunburst makes finding custom window treatments simple. We give complimentary in-home consultations to test product samples on your windows. You can begin today by calling us at 631-246-3930 or submit the form below to book your consultation.

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