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Summer Window Treatment Ideas (Part Two)

“Take down dark, thick curtains,” says writer Melanie Whitehouse, and let the sun shine in!


The summer months are the perfect time to update your style. “Most of us swap out our clothing every season to accommodate the changing weather,” says Joanna Goodman, Houzz. So, why not give your home the same treatment?

“Warm weather is the perfect opportunity to take up some extra projects around the house,” says interior design blogger Casey Watkins. “And I don’t mean the general maintenance of mowing and painting over smudges. We’re talking about fun projects that will help you bring your personal style into your home.”

Recently, we explored a few Summer Window Treatment Makeover ideas sure to give your home’s interior a seasonal boost of energy – solar shades, room darkening honeycomb shades, and motorized window treatments. This week, we are going to explore a few more options that will allow you to fully enjoy all that summer has to offer.

“Take down dark, thick curtains,” says writer Melanie Whitehouse, and let the sun shine in!

Another Summer Window Treatment Makeover

“Let’s face it: If you neglect your windows in favor of a different design focus, you’ll be left with a bare view,” says HGTV blogger Caren Baginski. So, here are a few more of our top picks for a fresh new summer look.

Shutters Look Great & Help Regulate Temperature

“As an interior design choice, you can’t go wrong by selecting wood shutters,” says interior designer Celeste Stewart. “They fit in with just about any décor and offer a clean, cohesive look throughout the home.” Plus, they form an effective temperature barrier that is sure to keep you cool all summer long.

By simply adjusting the louvres, you have full control over the amount of sunlight and heat entering your home. During the hottest times of the day, keep the louvres closed. This helps form an air pocket between the window and shutter, acting as an insulator and keeping your room cool. Then, during the cooler summer morning and evenings, open the louvres to “allow light and breezes to flow in from all sides,” says Coastal Living writer Marisa Spyker.

Blue Shutters in Mudroom

Summer Makeover Idea: Shutters

“More versatile than shades and curtains, shutters allow you to filter light at exactly the level you want while offering privacy, insulation, and air circulation,” says interior design blogger Janet Hall. And when you choose shutters from Next Day Blinds, you choose a highly-customized window treatment built specifically for your windows.

“When shopping for interior shutters, it’s important to know if you are buying custom shutters truly built for your windows or if the company will take stock panels and cut them down to fit,” says interior designer Kristi Linauer. “A custom shutter company will measure your window exactly and build your shutters to fit.”

All Next Day Blinds hardwood shutters are custom constructed in our very own state-of-the-art technology. Our shutters are never cut to size from pre-assembled or pre-finished stock panels. Each frame is custom cut to the optimal depth for the particular window configuration, giving consideration to window depth and sill projection.

“Custom shutters elevate the design of any room, as they look more like an architectural element than a window treatment,” says home designer Keith Summerour.

Woven Wood Shades Provide a Nice Summer Aesthetic

“Bring a casual, outdoorsy element into your home with these natural and laid-back window treatments,” says Shane Inman of Houzz.

Sometimes, “drapes are too fussy and blinds are too cold,” says interior designer Killy Scheer. In these cases, woven wood shades “offer a classy and practical alternative that warm up windows while providing privacy and protection from the sun.”

Summer Makeover Idea: Woven Wood Shades

They are “such a great way to treat windows,” adds interior design blogger Bridget A. Otto.

Our woven wood shades are made locally to your exact specifications using premium natural bamboo, reeds, woods, and grasses – an eco-friendly way to add style and texture to your windows. Choose between light filtering liners to diffuse light, room darkening liners to block light and maximize privacy, or no liner to allow daylight to naturally filter into your room.

“Woven woods bring a distinctly organic texture to a room,” says interior designer Becky Dietrich. “Their nubby, slubby feel makes them relaxed and comfortable looking. They enhance and warm almost any decor, from modern to country.”


<p>Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result–blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.</p>