How to Choose Window Treatments

Window treatments are an essential part of every new home or renovation project.  They can transform the look and style instantly.   They are not only beautiful; they serve a purpose. But the array of options can be overwhelming. Do you want plantation shutters? Or maybe you want a shade? Perhaps you are working on a budget and would like a standard blind.

Think about what you want your window treatment to do.  Is it to keep out heat or keep heat in depending on the season?  Is there too much light and glare?  Maybe you need room darkening for your bedroom.  How do you want to operate it?  These are a few questions that are important to ask yourself when you are deciding what window treatment to purchase.

A common and practical option is BLINDS.  They are a great choice that will suit any budget. Clayton Blinds & Designs offers custom, quality, 2” faux wood blinds for only $75 per window.  They are manufactured locally right here in NC.  They carry a selection of designer blinds as well. This allows for a wide range of options, like stains, cloth tapes or even motorization.  Blinds offer privacy yet allow just the right amount of natural light in a room. 

PLANTATION SHUTTERS are the “ultimate window covering”, according to Monique Neville at Clayton Blinds and Designs.  They do everything!  They go with any decor, give you curb appeal that pops, provide full privacy, are room darkening, and are JUST GORGEOUS!  They come with a variety of design options and louver sizes.  Today’s trend is Single Large panels with a clear view and 4 ½” louvers for the best view.  A Bold but simple look.  They regulate light as well as carry an R value which insulates your home. Because they are attached to the home, Plantation Shutters add to your appraisal, making them a practical choice and investment

What is trending now?  SHADES!  

ROLLER AND SOLAR SHADES!  If you’re looking for a clean look to accent to your windows, roller shades offer simplicity and style.  Take control over how much light comes into your home. Solar shades, available in a variety of openness levels, protect against glare and UV rays while maintaining your view. Roller shades come in a multitude of hues and patterns in sheer, light filtering, room darkening, or blackout opacities.

Cellular Shades are the ideal blend of form and function. Offering unsurpassed energy savings year-round, honeycomb-shaped cells create a beautiful barrier to keep your room comfortable in any season. Choose from gorgeous colors and textures. Pleated Shades feature the most up-to-date textiles folded into crisp pleats for modern window treatments that filter light and protect your privacy.

Now, if you want the most custom and elegant of shades the FABRIC ROMAN and NATURAL ROMAN SHADES are for you.  They add volume and soft folds of exquisite fabrics and natural materials to your windows. You may need to check your budget at the door because these are costly. However, your design options are limitless.

If you’re still having a hard time deciding, it’s best to consult experts like Clayton Blinds and Designs.  They offer a complimentary in-home design consultation where they bring the showroom to you.  One of their design coordinators will guide you through the selection process by presenting hand samples and fabric selections.  Their years of experience in the industry coupled with their design background makes them the best choice for your next project. 

They have been servicing Wake and Johnston Counties for over 20 years.  Clayton Blinds and Designs are locally driven.  Their Standard blinds are manufactured in Dunn NC and their Plantation Shutters come straight from the furniture capital, High Point NC.  All other products are made in the USA.  By supporting this local business, you are supporting NC and US manufacturing.

Clayton Blinds and Designs is in downtown Clayton at 468 East Second Street, Ste. C, Clayton, NC.  Schedule an appointment to meet with one of Clayton’s Blinds & Designs experts to find the right window covering  for every room in your home at



468 E 2nd St Ste. C, Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 805-1898

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