It’s important to consider the different types of winter window treatment options that offer your home protection against heat loss during the colder months of the year. In order to help you avoid chilly drafts and find the right choice of thermal protection for your home, we’ve created a guide of the top winter window treatment options!

cellular shades

Cellular shades are an excellent choice for thermal protection, and they maximize window view when fully open. We use, and recommend the 3/8″ double cell for the most energy efficient shade on the market. Cellular shades are available with standard cord operation, optional continuous loop-cord for large windows, or motorization for ease of operation and for windows that are difficult to reach.

plantation shutters

Another popular winter window treatment option in our customers’ homes is plantation shutters. Plantation shutters offer protection against heat loss, and they give your home a beautiful timeless architectural element. Shutters are installed tightly within a window frame, creating an insulated airspace to protect from drafts in cooler weather. Like blinds, the slats can be adjusted to let natural sunlight in when preferred!


When closed during cooler months, draperies can actually reduce heat loss about 10 percent. You can also strategically play with colors based on the seasons. For example, dark colors absorb sunlight so they work best in cooler weather. If you use window coverings like draperies that have a darker side and a lighter thermal lining, you can actually reverse them according to your seasonal needs with no problem. Another way to avoid drafts around your windows and for added protection from heat loss is to hang them as close to the window as possible to create a “seal” for insulation.

window film

As a more subtle winter window treatment option, we also carry window film. This product protects your home from heat loss, helping reduce energy consumption and cool your home. Guaranteed for as long as you own your home, window film has a natural, non-reflective appearance, enhances your privacy, and can add years to the life of your furniture and draperies.

Now that you know all of the best winter window treatment options that protect against heat loss, are you ready to start designing? Just remember that custom made window treatments guarantee a close, tight fit so that you don’t have to bother with droopy blinds from your home improvement store. We promise it’s not worth sacrificing style and function to save a couple extra dollars. Consider the possibilities with us at ABC Blind & Drapery and schedule a consultation today!