Balancing your need for privacy with your desire for natural light can be difficult. If you live in a big city, it’s hard to get a break. While easy access to tons of social activities, dining, and entertainment is a well-enjoyed benefit of city life, sometimes you need a chance to retreat, disconnect, and relax. One easy way to recharge is to enjoy the sunshine. But living in the city, that may be hard to do in your home. You may feel like you need to protect your privacy, but that need limits your access to natural light. With options for window treatments from Hill Country Blinds, you no longer have to sacrifice your control of light or your need for privacy.

One easy way to balance light and privacy is with customizable roller shades. With simple design and functionality, roller shades are easily customized to suit your preferences. When you picture shades, you may feel that they couldn’t possibly suit both your light and privacy preferences. We are all familiar with the operation of shades. When the shade is closed, the window is blocked, and light can openly seep in around the edges depending on the type. When they’re open, the window and view outdoors is completely visible. But roller shades actually offer more options. With a wide selection of colors, patterns, fabrics, textures, and opacity, you are in control. If you want an even balance of light and privacy, choose a moderate opacity so that light filters in while the shade distorts the direct view into your home.

For some, relaxing and resetting means taking time to rest and pamper. In this case, you may prefer less lighting. With Blackout Shades, you select an opaque material to block out light, and the shades are also designed to minimize any light gaps or seams. Then, you can simply lower your shades to block out the busy day and enjoy time to yourself.

Another way you can customize your light and privacy control is by taking advantage of PowerView® Motorization. This operating system is wireless, but it’s more than just that. With motorized window treatments, you can control any window covering in your home with the touch of a button. Using the app, you can name each shade and assign them to a room. Then you can control the whole room at once or just one shade. You can also create Scenes, which are saved settings for your window treatments. Once you have your Scenes saved, you can schedule them to operate automatically. For example, you could create a Scene called Waking Up, where you can set the shades in your bedroom to the preferred position for letting in enough light to gently wake you. Then you could schedule this Scene to automatically run every morning at 8am.

With a showroom near New Braunfels, Texas, Hill Country Blinds provides high-quality window treatments for Austin, Round Rock, New Braunfels, Spicewood, Bee Cave, Georgetown, Lakeway, and the surrounding areas. With over 50 years of experience, we are ready to help you find the right window treatments for your home. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home consultation.

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