Though many people look for ways to increase the natural light in their home, there are also many reasons homeowners work to block light. They may want a darker, more dramatic look or they may need extra privacy, want to avoid UV rays, or work hours that require them to sleep during the brightest hours of the day. No matter why they seek it, there are many ways to block light from coming in the home.
Use curtains to your advantage
The right weight and texture of your window treatments can make all the difference when it comes to the amount of light you let in your home. When you choose to combine several types of curtains then you’ll have maximum control. Choose heavy drapes overtop sheer panels. When you want tons of light to come in, pull back the heavy drapes and allow the sheer panels to offer privacy and filter the light. When you want it dark, just close the heavy drapes. Be sure to get the right double rod hardware to effectively complete this look.
Look for solutions to your unique problems
There are many different situations that can result in too much light shining through. You’ll need to find the unique solutions for your unique situation. For example, if you have glass inserts on exterior doors, traditional coverings like blinds won’t work. However, you can use add-on blinds – which further help to lower the amount of heat you lose in the winter and the heat gained in the summer. You can easily adjust the tilt and height of the slats to have total control over both privacy and light.
Use window films to filter harsh rays
Tinting your windows or applying window films can be the perfect way to hugely reduce light that comes through your windows. You’ll have tons of options to choose from. Whether you’re just looking for glare reduction, or you want heat control, from adding privacy to creating unique designer elements, you can pick a version that allows the right degree of opacity in dark colors, grays, or even stained glass or frosted glass looks.
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