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Spruce up your windows for spring

Jessica Watson is a mom to five, four in her arms and one in her heart. She lives in Michigan where her life is as unpredictable as the weather. After the loss of her infant daughter in 2007, Jessica left the corporate world behind, vowe...

Lighten up and let the sun shine

Do your windows leave you feeling the chill of winter? It's time to think about transforming your home from the winter blues to the cool shades of spring.
Lighten up and let the sun shine

Need a little inspiration to sweep away the dull of winter? Changing the window treatments in your home can be the perfect way to brighten up your decor and say goodbye to those final days of the season. Try these new trends in spring window treatments to lift your mood and let the light in.

Lighten up and let the sun shine

Sheer shades

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Sheer shades are the perfect spring touch. Replacing your thick winter curtains with light, airy window treatments is one way to brighten any room. Budget Blinds design expert Tracy Christman says, "Spring calls for lighter fabrics and colors. Sheer pleated shades create a vibrant ambiance while helping to preserve your view."

Lighten up and let the sun shine

Natural materials

An eco-friendly trend in window treatments is blinds made of natural materials such as bamboo, maple or birch. Try woven shades or wooden blinds to bring a touch of the outdoors in while offering any room in your home the option of wide open views or an escape from the rays on a warm day. Christman offers, "Opt for classic wood shutters that exude elegance while gently filtering in the spring sunlight. Naturally beautiful wood shutters help refresh a room and create a vibrant ambiance. "

Lighten up and let the sun shine

Roller or cellular shades

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More and more window treatments are being made with options to raise them, lower them or roll them up, depending on the room you are in and the amount of light you want to let in. Roller or cellular shades can be found in a wide array of colors and sizes. According to Christman, "A top-down bottom-up feature maximizes flexibility of light and privacy control." These shades are great for adding versatility to any room without the bulky feel of your everyday blinds.

Lighten up and let the sun shine

Bold colors

Spring means cool colors and warm light. Go bright and bold by adding a new color to that neutral room or building on an accent color by using it as your window treatment color of choice. "While updating your window coverings for the spring, prepare for the summer as well. Go bold with cellular shades that also work as a layer of insulation to help keep your home cool during warm summer months," recommends Christman.

No matter what decision you make when it comes to taking the winter chill out of your home, your new window treatments will make you feel almost as good as that spring air when it finally arrives.

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