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Dressing Windows for the Winter

As autumn quickly shifts into winter, now is the perfect time to evaluate your windows. While this may sound a little odd at first (who would want to evaluate their windows when there is decorating and baking to do?), it is important if you want to keep your home comfortable and your energy bills low. Since our windows make up for a high percentage of our home’s energy loss, finding the right window treatment will make all the difference when it comes to those monthly bills. Read on to discover more about dressing your windows for the winter with Hunter Douglas window treatments.

Dressing windows for the winter near Arlington Heights, Illinois (IL), for added insulation.

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Designed with energy efficiency in mind, our Hunter Douglas Duette® Honeycomb Shades make dressing windows for the winter a breeze. This is thanks to their cellular construction that keeps your home’s energy inside and the cold winter weather outside. By doing this, these energy-efficient shades will keep your home warm all winter long without you running to the thermostat constantly. With time, this will help lower your energy bills without sacrificing your home’s comfort levels. This will also work conversely in the summer by blocking out the hot summer air and keeping in your home’s cool air. Choose from a variety of colors to make these shades the perfect match for each room in your space.

Heritance® Hardwood Shutters

Offering a warm, inviting atmosphere and excellent insulation, our Hunter Douglas Heritance® Hardwood Shutters are another great option when it comes to dressing windows for the winter. In fact, the genuine wood slats of these shutters help keep your home’s energy inside while preventing any cold air from creeping in. Not only are these shutters energy efficient, but they also come in over 300 slat colors for you to choose from. This allows you to create a stunning look in each room. Additionally, since shutters are a timeless addition, they will never go out of style. This gives your home both a functional and aesthetic upgrade that you are sure to love.

Custom Drapery

While they can be used as their own window treatment, our custom drapery collection can be paired with any shade, shutter, or blind for added insulation and style. Whether you want a solid color or something that stands out, this collection brings extra insulation, privacy, and light control to your existing window treatments thanks to their varying thickness in fabrics. Similar to the window treatment options listed previously, custom drapery can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. This makes them an excellent option to consider when dressing windows for the winter.


To learn more about dressing windows for the winter, be sure to contact or visit us today at Rainey’s Decorating Center. We are located in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and proudly serve all of Mount Prospect, Palatine, and the surrounding North Shore Chicago area, including Evanston, Glencoe, Highland Park, Kenilworth, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Wilmette, and Winnetka, Illinois.