Do you suffer from horrible allergies this time of year? Are you looking for ways to improve your air quality and comfort in your home? Well in today’s blog, we’ve gathered the best window treatments for allergies and how to properly clean them. Here’s to breathing easier in your home without sacrificing style!
Faux Wood Blinds
For a sturdy window treatment that offers the beautiful appearance of wood blinds with the practicality and resilience of modern materials, we suggest the Hunter Douglas Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds. These faux wood blinds are one of the best window treatments for allergies because they can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth or lightly dusted to remove allergens. The Everwood® Alternative Wood Blinds were designed to resist fading, yellowing, warping, or bowing which ensures that they withstand the test of time and makes them an excellent choice if you’re suffering this allergy season!
Vertical window treatments are ideal because dust cannot gather on them as easily. Vertical blinds are a great choice of window treatment if you have allergy symptoms because not only does dust have a harder time collecting on vertical blinds, but they are also extremely easy to clean with a duster or vacuum cleaner. We’d also recommend wiping the blinds down every couple of months to catch any lingering allergens that may be present.
Similar to wood blinds, wood shutters are a fantastic window treatment solution if you suffer from allergies. Due to their hard material, they’re easier to clean with a damp microfiber cloth. Hard window treatments such as ones made out of wood attract and hold onto less dust than soft ones do, making shutters an outstanding choice to avoid and minimize allergens in your home. In addition, shutters are the perfect solution for specialty shaped windows such as arches or rakes.
For a clean, minimalist design, we recommend the Hunter Douglas Roller Shades. Roller shades are a wonderful choice due to their ability to roll up into themselves, leaving almost no material left for dust and allergens to settle on. Tucked completely away, dirt and dust don’t have the chance to collect and sit on your shades for long periods of time. On top of that, their flat construction allows for simple cleaning with a vacuum cleaner.
With these easy-to-maintain window treatment options, you’re sure to lessen your allergy symptoms and breathe easier in your home! If you’re in the market for new window treatments that’ll alleviate your allergies, we’d love to help – schedule a design consultation today.