Do You Know the Focal Point of Your Room?

Skyline® Gliding Window Panels and Designer Screen Shades

When you walk into a room, what is your eye drawn to first? Is it a piece of furniture, a fireplace, a collection of art, the window? Whatever you look toward first is the focal point of the room, and you should define it by arranging your furnishings properly around it. If it is the window, you should place the furniture around it, so it becomes the magnet in the space. You should also take care with the treatment you select—to help highlight the window’s prominence. At Altra Home Décor serving the greater Phoenix area, we’ll be happy to help you ensure that you choose the right treatment to meet your needs.

Choosing Vertical or Horizontal Window Treatments

Vertical products can open in the middle, go to one side, or totally disappear. They are great for large windows and patio or sliding doors. Hunter Douglas offers several vertical products, including Duette® Vertiglide™ Honeycomb Shades, Skyline® Gliding Panels, and Vignette® Modern Shades. Horizontal products offer a variety of lift options, including the top-down/bottom-up system, which provides more options for letting light in or keeping it out. They work well in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. Horizontal products from Hunter Douglas include Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades, Solera® Soft Shades, and Provenance® Woven Woods.

Window Treatments and Your Lifestyle

Window treatments either diffuse or deflect light. If you are light-sensitive, you want products that diffuse light, such as Pirouette® Window Shadings or Silhouette® Window Shadings. Be aware that window treatments will advance or recede into a room through color, texture, and print. Timeless colors and textures on a window will be a soft addition to any room. Draperies or top treatments that carry the same color as what’s on the walls will recede into the room.

Window Treatments in the Phoenix and Peoria Arizona Area

Altra Home Décor is your source for window treatments, custom drapery, flooring, and more! We serve the greater Phoenix area, including Peoria, Sun City West, Anthem, Buckeye, Glendale, and Scottsdale, with a showroom in Surprise. Stop by our locally owned store to view our full-size window treatment displays and sample books.

Contact us today to schedule an in-home design consultation!