How to winterproof your windows – stay cozy!


This winter chalet room design from Style Files features rugged wood walls and one heck of a warm-looking bed, but something about those drapes just doesn’t inspire mid-Winter coziness.

Winterproofing your windows doesn’t only mean tying in a cool weather-inspired room theme together, it can mean big savings on your energy bill too!  Our ‘7 things to know about cutting energy costs with window treatments‘ blog post goes into depth on exactly how your window coverings can save the day.

Do window coverings really help save money on my energy bill?

Hey! It's the sun...

This Living Smart post on energy loss through windows from the NRDC site says:

Use shades or drapes to help regulate the heat in your home. When it’s hot outside, cover the windows on the south, east and west sides of the house. During cold weather, leave shades and blinds open on sunny days, but close them at night to reduce the amount of heat lost through windows. Insulating curtains or drapes can make a big difference, especially on sliding glass doors and large windows.

Your windows are one of the greatest losses of energy in your home – guard yourself from losing your precious winter warmth and refreshing summer coolness.  Pretty wild that a beautiful window treatment can be so functional!

What blinds to buy to insulate your home

If you’re ready to upgrade some of your window treatments, check out our energy-insulation window treatments page to view all of our blinds, shades and shutters that will fit the bill.

Our top-selling energy saving shade is our 3/8″ Double Cell Light-Filtering Shade.  Its double cell pleats trap in outside air that seeps in through your windows – keeping your indoor temparatures just as you prefer them.


If your room needs a more decorative flair, the Laura Ashley 3/4″ Single Cell Cellular shades come in showstopping classic prints in both light filtering and blackout shades.  So pretty, so insulating – just right for your home!



Stay cozy and enjoy the view – we can’t wait to see what you come up with to winterize your windows this year!


Find more tips for a cozy home in this post:

How to Winterize your Home for A Cozier Winter


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Katie Laird

Katie Laird (aka: happykatie) is the PR and Social Media Marketing Manager. But, more importantly, she's a home design obsessed Web geek with a love for Mid-Century Modern furniture, stained glass and DIY / crafty projects she can work on with her family over a bottle of homemade root beer. Find her Tweeting at @BlindsDotCom + @happykatie -- and pinning like nobody's business at @BlindsDotCom + @happykatie.


  1. Lovely design.. Looking for more post like this

  2. It had been some time since I visited website with such quality information. Thansk so much for the helpful info

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    I love layering my window treatments in the winter like I do my clothing – I can shed / pull back / pull up whatever we want to depending on the sunshine and temperature. Save lots on heating and it looks interesting too – slightly modified and fresh depending on how we have it arranged at the moment with a particular light.

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