How Eco-Friendly Window Treatments Make a Difference

There are plenty of ways you can embrace sustainable design trends as a home or business owner and reduce your carbon footprint. One way you can do this is to implement eco-friendly window treatments and sustainable window shades throughout your home.

Here are a few examples of some of the most popular eco-friendly window treatments you’re likely to find on the market.

Use of wood

You can find blinds made out of wood or woven wood, which is a natural, sustainable material and a renewable resource. Wood blinds are often made with wood that was responsibly sourced in such a way that protects forests. You can find options made from wood harvested through sustainable yield forest management, meaning the yield from the forests is below the growth rate.

Woven shades can be made from wood, as well as plants like grass, bamboo and jute. This means you can avoid the use of plastic while still getting shades that look great and block out the sun. Woven woods in particular are very trendy right now, particularly among eco-conscious consumers.

Solar shades

Solar screens and shades help you keep the sun out of your living spaces, which will reduce air conditioning costs during the hot summer months. You can find options that feature low-chemical fabrics to ensure healthier air quality in your home. You can also choose options with varying degrees of opacity, so you can control how much you’re able to see through the shades and just how much of an impact the shades have on temperature control.

Cellular shades

Cellular shades are also quite popular both for their appearance and for their ability to provide great insulation. These are window coverings that feature pockets, which trap air at the window and prevent possible airflow from getting into your home and impacting your temperatures. The use of cellular shades can save you quite a bit on energy costs throughout the year, as you’ll be able to better control your interior temperature. Design experts frequently point customers toward these sustainable window shades.


There are a lot of films you can install on your windows, which have numerous benefits, including energy savings.

Films for window tinting can help reduce the amount of heat that enters through the windows, allowing you to better control your interior temperature and save more money on energy bills throughout the year.

But that’s not their only benefit. Certain films can add security to your windows and make it more difficult for the glass to shatter or break. They can also add more privacy—while you’ll still be able to easily see out the window, onlookers from outside won’t be able to see inside as easily. There are also aesthetic benefits to consider, as certain window tints may enhance the appearance of the glass.

Interested in learning more about the types of eco-friendly window treatments that are most likely to have sustainable impacts on your home? Contact Eastcreek Designs, L.L.C. with any questions or to arrange a consultation. We look forward to meeting with you.