Four Eco-Friendly Window Treatments for Your Homeadmin
When you want to add elegance to your home, window treatments rank among the top ways to do it. Window treatments allow you to introduce colours and patterns to your windows and thus give them and, of course, your home as a whole, a polished looked.
What’s more, some window treatments can improve your home’s eco-friendliness. Not only can they help to regulate temperature in your home, they can also hamper the penetration of UV rays and the harsh glares of the sun. In addition, when integrating window treatments, you want to make sure that they are not hazardous to the environment.
Here are four eco-friendly window treatments you can adopt:
Place Pot or Box Plants on Your Windowsills
Plants are an important part of our environment. They assimilate CO2 and produce oxygen. They also trap pollutants like dust, smoke, and ash, which are dangerous to our environment and health. Some ornamental plants will even scent your home with natural fragrances.
If your windows have sizeable sills, then placing light pot or box plants on them are a great way to add natural colours to your windows and at the same time, enjoy the many benefits that plants offer our environment.
Install Custom Shutters
Summer can be harsh. The sun’s rays during that season are harsh. While closing your windows and drawing the curtains can help protect you and your home, by reducing the penetration of the harsh rays, the downside is that you lose natural ventilation. But there is a way.
Try installing shutters like hurricane and Bahama shutters. They make for ample ventilation, allowing in cool air and letting out hot air during summer. Also, they come in various colours, will beautify your windows, and will provide shade. Plus, your windows get added protection if you live in a location that is usually hit by storms.
Use Sustainable Window Films
Window films are great because they offer privacy while still letting in ample light. On top of that, they come in various beautiful designs that can easily blend with your home’s interior design to produce elegance.
While considering window films, avoid ones made of poly-vinyl chloride (PVC), as they are not easy to recycle, and they come with possible health hazards. Instead, go for window films made of polyolefin or ones that are vinyl-chloride free.
Install Solar Shades
Solar shades are very common. Some people call them blackout shades. A list of eco-friendly window treatments is not complete without solar shades.
Not only do they come in assorted colours and designs to accentuate your home’s interior decoration, they also protect you and your home from the sun’s heat and glare, as well as from UV rays. Hence, they reduce the fading effect the sun has on furniture, and save you some money on your cooling bill. What’s more, they offer you privacy inside of your home.
Tell me, what are the eco-friendly window treatments you have tried that worked for you? Feel free to share them with us in the comment area.