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Maximize Light Control with Layering

Maximize Light Control with Layering Near Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM) Like Combining Drapes and Automated Shades

If your schedule ever varies from the norm, having maximum light control in your home is essential. While you might not have any issues with light control if you get up early, handling brightness when you need to go to sleep early can be tricky. This control is more difficult when you find your schedule going back and forth, leaving you with a wide array of light control needs. Combine these struggles with a busy schedule, and you might have decided to throw in the towel on finding the perfect solution. With automated window treatments from Blindscapes, you can schedule your window coverings to coordinate with your lifestyle and add extra control with layered options.

You’ve probably tried some form of room-darkening or blackout window treatments at some point in your life if you’ve ever needed to sleep during any daylight hours. However, you might have found that these window treatments on their own don’t quite offer the flexibility you need. If you want to be able to have light control options outside of blocking out the light, many blackout options such as curtains are rather limited. If you need to let some light in on certain days while blacking it out on others, layering your window treatments may be the best option.

The most common example of layering window treatments is pairing a set a curtains or drapes with another option such as shades or blinds. In this case, the inner set of window coverings, the one closest to the window, is often your primary window treatment. For example, if you most often find yourself blocking out the sunlight, you might prefer to have a blackout shade as your inner window treatment. When you do want to enjoy natural light, you can open the shade. For those few occasions where you want to enjoy natural light but need to protect your privacy, you can pair your shade with light filtering drapes.

On the other hand, if you find that your room darkening needs are less frequent, you might opt for a light-filtering or less opaque inner window treatment. This will give you the freedom to make adjustments as needed. You can then install blackout curtains that are held at the side of the windows. Whenever you need to block light, you can simply move the curtains in front of the window.

If you find yourself going back and forth to make adjustments to your window treatments, you may benefit from automated blinds or shades. With PowerView® Automation, you can control your window treatments wirelessly from a remote or your mobile device. The PowerView® App on your mobile device gives you the power of light control in the palm of your hand. Within the app, you can schedule the movements of your shades or blinds. That means you can set times for your shades to automatically open or close.

With automated window treatments from Blindscapes, you can easily control your shades and blinds with minimal thought and effort. Plus, by layering your automated shades with light-filtering or room-darkening drapes, you can tailor the light in your home to your specific needs. We serve Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Rio Rancho, New Mexico, as well as the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!