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Design Your Windows Around Hardwood Floors near Venice, FL

Nearly every type of window treatment goes with every type of flooring. However, there is no denying the beauty of hardwood floors. Whether you go the genuine route or choose an alternative word option, hardwood flooring is a gorgeous addition to any home.

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However, if you have made the transition from carpeting to hardwood flooring and noticed that sound travels easier in your home, you are not mistaken. When homes have carpeting, noise like footsteps, music, or general chatter tends to be absorbed within the fabric. When you swap that out for hardwood, all of that noise simply bounces around. In fact, that is why basketball courts tend to be so noisy.

While we don’t mind hearing our family live - in fact, we enjoy hearing our children play together or the occasional music drifting through the house - but hearing a lot of racket all the time is not exactly ideal. Fortunately, we have listed our design tips for adding window treatments that improve home acoustics.

Tip #1: Soften it Up

Design tips for window treatments that work well with hardwood floors often involve a Yin-Yang scenario. For example, we recommend offsetting the hardness of your wood floors with something soft that can absorb the noise around it.

If area rugs or wallpaper are not in the cards for your home, then don’t fret. If you have been wanting to upgrade your window treatments, then this is another perfect way to offset the acoustics that come along with hardwood floors. In fact, Hunter Douglas offers a variety of thick, quality went to treatments that can help improve the acoustics of your home and more. Some of our favorites include:

  • Design Studio™ Custom Drapes: This collection of Hunter Douglas space greatly improves the acoustics of your home while elevating your sense of style with over over 250 fabric options and color choices.
  • Duette® Cellular Shades: Enjoy reduced energy bills, improved acoustics, and a quiet home with these gorgeous Hunter Douglas cellular shades.
  • Vignette® Roman Shades: Clean, crisp, and offering gorgeous pleated or stacked fabrics, these Hunter Douglas Roman shades are perfect for minimalists who want to improve their home’s acoustics.

Tip 2: Upgrade Your Accessories

If you prefer a hardwood blind or shutter to match your wood or alternative wood floors, try upgrading your home with soft accessories to balance the wood at your windows and floors. This can include a stylish area rug or floor runner. Since there are a variety of rug shapes, sizes, and designs, you can rest assure that you will find a style to complement your hardwood floors and elevates the overall style of your room. Wallpaper can also help improve the acoustics of a home that just got hardwood floors. The thicker the wallpaper, the better the acoustics. The best part? Modern wallpaper as much as chicer and versatile than what was offered back in the day. Adding additional throw pillows and even blankets can also help improve the sound. With Fabric by the Yard from our Hunter Douglas Design Studio™, you can match your drapes or shades with pillows or throws made from the same fabric!


To learn more about our design tips for window treatments in homes with hardwood floors, be sure to contact or visit us today at Imperial Blind & Shutter. We are located in Venice, Florida, and proudly serve the greater Venice area.