March 31, 2021

Window Treatment Tips

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Although window treatments can sometimes be overlooked in favor of paint colors and furniture, they’re one of the easiest ways to add flair or dimension to a room without requiring a major overhaul.

Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing window treatments:

  • Function should be considered first. We always want to address specific and very personal needs: correct light control, automation, privacy, insulation, safety, operation and view. With so many new and inspiring design innovations and technology your window treatments can be decorative and practical.
  • Your personal style is key. Determine the décor theme or inspiration of the room before selecting window treatments. Love green? Try a new shade and make it new again. You want your window treatments to enhance the style and decor of the room.
  • Make it about the details. Decorative hardware and embellishments are great individual touches, when used properly. Antique silver finials, tailored leather banding on an edge or a colorful trim and curvy French curtain rods can distinguish your window treatments. Just the right amount of detail will insure your treatments are very personal.
  • Create Texture. Textured solids, embroidered sheers, organic linen or shutters all help produce texture and movement. Texture is an easy way to add interest and dimension while avoiding the sensory overload in a room from adding too much pattern.Top-Down/Bottom-Up Vignette Shade | Designer: Beth
  • Get the proportion right. Consider the space around the window, the size of the room, the view from the inside out as well as the outside in when choosing window treatments. You don’t want to overfill or skimp. A window treatment can frame, embellish and accessorize but must maintain function and balance.
  • Need help? Hirshfield’s Shop at Home is there to help you sort through options and offer up their expertise in regards to your home. It’s a FREE service where our window treatment designers come out to your home.


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I have come to rely on the staff at Hirshfield’s Design Resource for their fabulous customer service and variety of products. The service is always friendly, timely and professional.

As a designer, their advice on window treatments is forever appreciated, and they are always able to show me something new in the displays and samples. They provide quick and accurate estimates, measurements and suggestions when I am struggling with a budget. The final product and installation has been nothing but flawless on every project.

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Want to give a shout out to Madi. Madi took a pretty awful experience and made it right for us. We had ordered cordless blinds and over half of them did not work right or hang right. Madi helped us return all the blinds and reordered a new product for us which we are very happy with. Madi was persistent in helping us get the issues we experience resolved.

She is always so warm and friendly and definitely puts her customers first. Thanks Madi you are a gem! Also want to add that my overall experience with Hirshfield's in St. Cloud has been an excellent experience. They made things right and put their customers first!

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Greg is amazing! We have worked with him throughout the years on both existing homes and new builds and we could not be happier. One of the things I appreciate about Greg is that he gets us to really think about how we will use our space, not just now but in the future when the kids get older. This has honestly has saved us from making some pretty big design mistakes. Finding durable fabrics and pieces is important to us while we have a preschooler running around, yet on the other hand, our teens have a different use for the space.

He is able to make it all work together seamlessly by understanding the space and its function. He has a fresh and distinctive feel to his work and builds in a variety of styles. I HIGHLY recommend working with Greg out of the gate, you will not be sorry. I honestly don't know what we do without his help;)

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