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Dressing Your Window

Posted by: rrmarketing
Category: Window Shutters
San Francisco, CA windows

It sounds like a strange concept, but many people like to ‘dress’ their windows after they are installed. Another term for this is ‘window covering.’ Windows are ‘dressed’ or ‘covered’ to give them a finished look and to provide you with the privacy and light filtering you might need in certain situations. When you get San Francisco, CA windows and want to dress them, these are some of the options you might consider.

Plain, Beautiful Shutters

Window shutters are beautiful, permanent fixtures that can really enhance any window. They give value and functionality to any room and can provide that finished look at the same time. When you put in shutters, it’s a cost, but it’s more of an investment. You know you’ll get that money back when you sell the home and when you close them up, you can save on energy bills as well. Shutters have a classic appeal that offer your windows a beautiful edge that they don’t have when they are plain. Plus, you can filter the light any way you’d like. Close the shutters up to block the light or direct the slats different ways to get what you need.


Some people like to add gauzy sheers on top of their shutters or other window coverings. The sheer curtains add a layer of privacy since they are hard to see through. They also filter the light so you can get a more muted natural light into your home. You can still see out, but it’s harder for others to see in. The sheers aren’t heavy like curtains or drapes, but they’re something and they can add a finishing touch to certain windows.


Valances aren’t really window coverings, but they do dress up a window nicely and can add a splash of color and style to the room. These curtain-like materials hang above the window and don’t cover much outside of perhaps the top portion of the window. They make the window look finished and can fit it into the room by adding colors or bringing a room together with a lot of colors, drawn together in the valance.

These are a few ways to finish San Francisco, CA windows with the right covering. You want to get that dressed, finished look on the window while giving yourself the right privacy, the right light filtering, and other such options. You might find that you need different things in different rooms of the house or perhaps window shutters will work great in every space. When you’re sure of what you want, or if you want to look through ideas, contact San Francisco Shutters by calling (650) 552-9020. We’ll answer questions for you, point you in the right direction, or set you up with a free consultation. You can also stop by our showroom for information or a tour of options at 1676 Gilbreth Rd Burlingame, CA 94010. Our friendly representatives are happy to help you in any way they can. When you want to look at our company details, you can use our website as well at sfshutters.com.