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Enlarge Your Space with Shades Near Rochester, NY

Smaller homes have less of an impact on our environment and are easier to maintain than larger, oversized homes. A home with less square footage can quickly look dark and cramped, but the right window treatments can prevent that. The design team at Creative Hands is here to talk about ways to enlarge the look of your space is with window treatments from Hunter Douglas.

Hunter Douglas Pirouette® Sheer Shades sheers & shadings, window shadings near Rochester, New York (NY)

Go Low Profile

When living space is limited, extensive window treatments can easily overwhelm an area. Designer Roller Shades are a fantastic option because they require no room beyond the window frame and can be mounted flush with the window. Roller shades offer smooth, quiet operation and a minimal light gap. With more than 350 color and fabric choices and several opacities, there’s a roller shade for every room.

Sheer Sophistication

We love sheer shades. They’re effortlessly elegant and let a copious amount of natural light into a room. Delicate and unassuming, Pirouette® Sheer Shades gently diffuse incoming sunlight and provide protection from harmful UV rays. Adjustable fabric vanes on a sheer fabric backing allow you to tailor the amount of sunlight and privacy to your precise needs.

If you love the simplicity of roller shades but want the benefits of sheer fabrics, Designer Banded Shades may be just what you’re looking for. Designer Banded Shades feature alternating bands of sheer and opaque material, combining the convenience of a roller shade with the beauty of sheer shades.

Consider Outside Mounts

Sometimes you want drapes and no other window covering will do. We understand. There’s no denying the style statement made by Design Studio™ Side Panels & Drapery. If you’re taking the drapery route, we suggest mounting the hardware above the window frame, and extending the rod beyond the sides. This “high and wide” hanging approach gives the appearance of windows which creates the illusion of a larger room.

Keep it Light

Light colors make spaces feel more open and airier than darker hues. This applies to window treatments across the board. If hardwood blinds are your choice, opt for a lighter paint or stain finish. Choosing solids over patterns is another good design choice for small rooms.

Windows are naturally a focal point, and a pattern will make yours look busy, which will make a room feel more compact. If texture is on your list of must haves, consider Provenance® Woven Wood Shades. Woven wood shades are handcrafted with organic materials which lend an earthy vibe to your home. They are lightweight, making them a perfect option for small windows and shallow mounting depths.

Contact Us

Creative Hands is here to handle window treatment needs for homes of all sizes. If you’re choosing windows for a bedroom, we’d love to help you design custom bedding to create a cohesive aesthetic in your sleeping space.

We’re happy to offer after-hours and in-home consultations to better serve you. Visit our showroom in Rochester, NY, or give us a call at (585) 254-5484. We serve all of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, including Pittsford, Fairport, Penfield, and Victor, NY.