A homeowner in USD encountered sleep disruptions caused by excessive light and heat streaming through the arch-top window in their master bedroom. This architectural feature, combined with the peaked ceiling, posed a challenge in finding a window treatment that harmonized with the arch’s contours. While conventional rectangular shades were an option for some arches, this particular window required a tailored solution. Exploring alternatives such as cellular shades, we ultimately chose the enduring elegance of basswood shutters to complement the arched window.
Basswood shutters, renowned for their exceptional durability, outshine other wood options. These shutters effectively resist warping and loss of functionality due to extreme heat or moisture, ensuring long-term sturdiness post-installation. However, their premium quality comes at a higher price point, making them less accessible to some homeowners. Despite this, basswood shutters offer unparalleled practical versatility, allowing precise control over light entry and unique adjustability for subtle lighting needs. These shutters not only addressed the light and heat issues but also seamlessly aligned with the homeowner’s affinity for an old-world aesthetic, beautifully complementing her dressing table.
Wood Horizontal Blinds
Meanwhile, the guest bedroom, distinguished by its “black-and-white” theme, led to budget considerations. While the bulk of the budget was allocated to the arched shutters, our suggestion of 2” horizontal wood blinds by Alta in a Pure White finish, accentuated with 1-1/2” black decorative fabric tape accents, provided a sophisticated and cost-effective window covering solution.
Wood blinds, especially those made from high-quality wood and effectively sealed, offer lasting durability, longevity, and minimal maintenance requirements. These blinds provide effective sunlight blocking, temperature control, and complete privacy when adjusted accordingly. Regular cleaning with a damp cloth ensures their pristine appearance for years to come.