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Window treatments to consider this summer

Lakehouse Outfitters, Decorating Den Interiors The Lakehouse Crew
Cindy is the owner and lead designer for Lakehouse Outfitters and Decorating Den Interiors a niche business that combines Interior Design - Renovation and Retail for those who love the lake. Please visit her beautiful store (Thursday - Saturday) and design studio located at 5300 SH 198, Log Cabin, TX 75148. Just 4-miles north of Malakoff across from the Dollar General and Stroud Construction. Cindy and her husband, Ray live full time on Cedar Creek Lake. You might see them out on the water in their Sea Fox taking photos, swimming with the grand kids or simply enjoying the scenery and a margarita.

As Mother Nature kindly graces us with her presence this summer, it’s time to embrace more sunshine – especially as it shines into your home. This season, why not let the light in with a new set of gorgeous window treatments? The right arrangement can make your space feel more refreshed and cheerful and less stuffy and stale after a long, dreary winter. It might even save you some money on your energy bill.

One small adjustment to your windows can transform the room from floor to ceiling. It’s time to ditch the heavy, dark window treatments and opt for something more light and flowy. Consider filling your home with one – or more – of the following window treatment options this summer:

1. Soft sheers (drapery or roller shades)
Since sheer window treatments make it easy for natural light to slip through, this option is perfect for that room in your home that relies on artificial lighting. Sheers are great because they can make a serious style statement without looking bulky or taking up too much wall space. They can complete a living space almost effortlessly. Choose sheers in hues that complement the room before making the investment.

2. Roman shades
If you’re looking to make a bigger presentation of your windows, roman shades make a great choice. This option can be a focal point in the room, acting as another piece of decor. Roman shades are ideal for rooms that get a lot of traffic during the day, as they can block a lot of light if it gets too bright for you and your guests. Additionally, they come in a variety of shades, styles and designs, so you can use them as a neutralizer in a room that’s eccentric, or vice versa.

3. Wood blinds
Are you interested in taking a break from the curtains this summer? Wood blinds are a classic approach to window treatments, and they can work with virtually almost any style depending on the paint color, stain or finish you choose. Wood blinds are not only stylish, but they’re also very functional and have the ability to block ample sunlight, so they can help keep your home comfortable and save on your cooling bill this summer. Wood blinds come in many light hues such as shades of white, which can turn a traditional kitchen into a beachside bistro, or a dull bedroom into a cozy cottage.

Choosing a new set of window treatments can be an intimidating task, especially when you have a few rooms to take care of. Take the pressure off by working with a personal decorator or designer. We will come to your home for a free consultation to evaluate your living space, measure your windows and get an idea of the vibe you’re looking for in each room. From there, you can discuss your own ideas, personal style and what you hope to achieve by giving your windows a new look. The right window treatments can take all of your rooms to the next level this upcoming season of sunshine.

Your home deserves a refresh this summer! Call me and let's get the ball rolling!

Cindy's Cell:  214-766-8868

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