Ready for Winter: Snuggly Comfort + Energizing Light

Are you bracing yourself for winter this year? While it may be a tad bit warmer than the subzero temperatures of some winters’ past, the Lake Effect is predicted to be out full force. And then there’s all the darkness. Ever since our clocks “fell back” you might find that it’s dark when you get up and dark when you come home! Frosty temperatures, piles of snow, and shorter days can really do a number on your mood and productivity. Instead of feeling energized in the morning, you probably just want to stay snuggled under the covers. I know I do! Is it possible to have a winter filled with light, energy, and comfort? It sure is! Here’s what you can do to get ready for winter in your home…


Harvest the Light

While darkness fills winter mornings and evenings, beautiful natural light falls in between. Harvesting that mood-boosting, energy-enhancing, and smile-inducing sunshine is key to surviving the snow season here in the Cleveland area. But you certainly can’t just leave your windows bare. Sunshine bouncing off bright white snow, frigid temperatures, and exposed windows…that’s a recipe for disaster!

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Pirouette® Window Shades

To get ready for winter, you need window coverings that feature directional control, light-filtering, and the right fabrics. They’ll enable you to achieve the perfect amount of light in your home. These Pirouette Shades are just one option with the range of control you’ll see with sheer shades. It’s time to start controlling the light like never before!


Maintain Your Privacy

As the leaves tumble to the ground this time of year, you might suddenly realize that your neighbors have a great view into your home. And, as you use more artificial lighting to compensate for the sun heading to bed at 5pm and getting up after 7am, you might suddenly feel like your life is on display.

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Applause® Honeycomb Shades

Sure you want natural light, but you definitely need privacy to be comfortable. What isn’t comfortable, though, is having your windows completely covered all winter long. You start to feel like you’re hibernating in a cave. Top down bottom up shades are the perfect solution to get ready for winter. Lowering the top allows the right amount of light to flow across your ceiling during the day, and, after the sun’s down, you can enjoy peeks at the night lights and sky. All the while the bottoms of your windows stay covered to help you stay private.


Keep Out the Chill

Cleveland winters are cold. That’s a given. But chilly drafts entering around your windows don’t have to be. To get ready for winter, you should protect your home with energy-efficient window coverings. Otherwise, you could experience up to 40% energy loss at the window. Yikes!

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Duette® Honeycomb Shades

No need to send half your heating, and the money you spend on your energy bills, straight out the window! Adding a layer of insulation at the window, energy-efficient window treatments keep cold drafts at bay and help maintain a cozy temperature throughout your home.


Ready for Winter? Your Bed Is Calling…

With the right solutions for your windows this winter, you’ll feel happier, more energized, and much more comfortable in your home. Imagine enjoying natural light, comfortable privacy with a view, and snuggly warm temperatures while blustery snow swirls around outside. Sounds like heaven! You know what else sounds like heaven? Staying in bed.

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Winter is a great time to rest and relax, so remember that it’s okay to cozy down and stay in bed sometimes. Discover ways to update the style and function of your bedroom, creating a sanctuary for yourself. You’ll never want to leave! And you don’t have to. With motorized blinds and shades, you control the ideal atmosphere at the touch of a button from under the covers. You know what else you can do? Get in touch with our team here at Timan Window Treatments. We’ll help you schedule a FREE in-home consultation so you can get ready for winter in the Cleveland area this year!