Have you ever considered that the way you dress your windows could impact your emotional well-being? It might sound surprising, but your window coverings can influence how you and others feel in your home. Keep reading to see how you can a more emotionally supportive living space!
Set the Right Mood with Light Control
One of the most noticeable ways that window coverings affect your emotions is through their control of natural light. If you pause and think about it, a sunny day often makes us feel cheerful and energetic while an overcast day (or several days) can sometimes bring our spirits down. Studies have shown that natural light can:
- Boost Vitamin D
- Produce serotonin and endorphins
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Save energy and money on electricity (Who’s not more relieved saving money?)
Window coverings, whether it’s curtains, shades, or blinds, allow you to regulate the amount of light that enters your space. They filter and soften harsh sunlight, creating a gentle and inviting atmosphere in the room.
However, in the evening, you want to reduce your exposure to light because it can throw off your circadian rhythm, or your body’s natural clock. Blackout shades and curtains can block up to 99% of incoming light and increases your privacy, promoting peace of mind and improving your sleep cycle.
Feel at Ease with its Aesthetic Appeal
Beyond their practical functions, window coverings can bring aesthetic joy to your life. It’s why styles like dopamine design are trending. When you walk into a room with window coverings that align with your taste, you’re likely to experience a sense of contentment and happiness.
If you’re not attached to a style and want to feel more grounded, incorporate nature into your home with woven wood shades. They are made from all natural elements like jute, bamboo and grass. These shades come unlined, or for more light control and privacy, you can add a privacy or blackout liner.
If you’re thinking of horizontal window blinds, take the slat size into account. Narrow slats on a window can overstimulate some people because of the amount of straight lines in a condensed space. Meanwhile, wider slats can be less overwhelming and less straining on your eyes.
How to Choose the Right Window Coverings
Now that we’ve established the emotional impact of window coverings, how can you choose the right ones for your well-being? Here are some practical tips:
- Assess Your Needs: Consider the emotional needs of each room. Bedrooms may benefit from blackout curtains for a restful atmosphere, while living rooms might thrive with light-filtering roman shades for a light and airy feel.
- Balance Functionality and Style: Don’t sacrifice aesthetics for function or vice versa. Choose designs and colors that resonate with you.
- Consider Getting a Second Opinion: Take the pressure off! Our Design Consultant Team can offer valuable advice tailored to your home and needs.
Remember to Maintain Your Window Treatments
Once you’ve chosen the right window coverings, it’s essential to maintain them. Not only does the act of cleaning create a sense of accomplishment, but reducing any dust and other allergens will also help your physical health.
Shop with Your Well-Being in Mind
Your window coverings play a more significant role in your emotional well-being than you might have realized. By selecting the right window treatments, you can improve light control, increase privacy, and enhance your living space’s aesthetics — all of which contribute to a more emotionally supportive home environment!
If you have any questions, call one of our Design Consultants at (888) 257-1840 to talk more about your DIY project. We’re easy to talk to!