6 Sleep-Inducing Features for Window Treatments:
Light blocking features can be added to new window treatment purchases to enhance room darkening. Here are some of the options sleep-deprived homeowners can choose from:
1) Add a blackout liner. Blackout liners are perfect for shift workers who sleep during the day and the friend to new parents who want to encourage good sleeping habits for infants and toddlers.
2) Add decorative tapes to horizontal blinds to block light that enters through rout holes, or choose routless louvers for your blinds.
3) Cornice boxes and valances block light that can enter through the small gap at the headrail of the window treatment. Depending upon the existing treatment, these can be added after a treatment is installed, too.
4) Roman shades and woven woods benefit from the addition of room darkening liners, which present a uniform look to the street. Room darkening cellular shades block light and add insulation between cooled indoor air and the glass.
5) Sleep experts encourage troubled sleepers to wake at the same time every day. An additional feature that can help you wake at the same time every day is programmable motorization. Just set the programmable timer to open your window treatments at a specific time in the morning and the light that was blocked all night will help wake you.
6) Lastly, flanking your existing window treatments with drapery panels and cornice box or valance, may help block light that seeps through the small gaps between the window treatment and the wall. The added bonus is drapery panels will soften the look of your windows and can be changed out seasonally to enhance your dcor.