Four Factors to Consider Commercial Window Treatments

Choosing the right window treatment in a commercial space is critically important from the business growth perspective. For instance, if it is a restaurant, the right window treatments can set the mood of your customers and make them feel comfortable at home. The right window treatment will make your restaurant or any retail store looks aesthetically beautiful to get more foot traffic from outside. But aesthetics should not be the only criteria to choose the window treatments. Below we have shared four major factors to consider while choosing the commercial window treatments in Westlake Village.

  • UV rays resistant– The intense UV rays can fade your furnishings. Likewise, your customers may feel uncomfortable while setting under the intense UV rays. Explore different window treatment options to find the right one that can filter the UV rays to protect your furnishings and allowing the customers to enjoy their time comfortably.

  • Energy efficiency– The high-energy bills can drastically increase the overhead costs of your business. So, if you are worried about the overhead costs, choosing energy-efficient window treatments can also be a way to reduce the overhead costs. For instance, window treatments like plywood shutters can decrease up to 30% heat flow through the window and keep the indoor environment cooler in summers and warmer in winters.

  • Longevity– Since window treatments are expensive; they are not replaced very frequently and considered a long-term investment. Therefore, choose high-quality window treatments that are versatile as well. In this regard, plywood shutters are one of the best options. They look beautiful for decades and add aesthetic to your commercial space.

  • Price– It is another major consideration while choosing the window treatment for your business. The window treatment at your commercial space should be considered a major investment. It helps to achieve the right look and set up the mood for your business. Never go with the cheap window treatment made of poor-quality material with quality construction. Choose high-quality window treatment that sets the mood and creates the right environment for your business.

Always go with customized window treatment options.

Since every business has different needs, the mass-produced window treatments will not accomplish your purpose. Instead, work with the window treatment experts who have a long experience in serving clients for commercial spaces. The window treatment experts will understand your business and personal goals to achieve the right window treatment style that makes your commercial space look beautiful and inviting to visitors. In this regard, Grace Nicolson at Window Treatment By Grace is highly recommended for you. She has enough experience in serving clients for the commercial and residential window treatments in Westlake Village.

Why Should You Choose Roller Shades For Office?

The right window treatment adds a sense of luxury and style to your office space without creating any distraction. The penetration of natural light through the window works as a mood enhancer and creates a healthy work environment. But at the same time, an excess amount of sunlight for a long time does not always promote a productive work environment.

This is why light control is a must by installing the right window treatment option. In short, light control is the critical requirement while choosing the window treatment for office space. And then decide on the style and luxury. In this regard, the decorative roller shades for a window in Malibu can be a perfect choice.

Window shades

Widow shades are the ultimate option for the office space and available in various colors and designs, materials, styles, and designs. All these qualities make the window shades a versatile window treatment option. Depending on the material you choose, the window shades are excellent at adding energy efficiency to any space. It helps to regulate the building temperatures and keep the indoor environment comfortable for work. There are plenty of options available when it comes to window shades. However, roller shades are excellent ways to achieve the goal of light control and add style to your office window.

Roller shades for office space 

Roller shades are highly preferred for office spaces because of their clean appearance and versatility. They look beautiful yet simple and available in a variety of colors, designs, and fabrics. Most importantly, it is very easy to clean the roller shades and not take too much time. They can be cleaned using a soft cloth or sponge with lukewarm water.

If you want to block the natural light completely, then choose the blackout roller shades. It is also available in various dark colors and dense materials.

Why Window Treatment By Grace?

Choosing the right window treatment is not just enough. You need to pay attention to various important details for the right installation of the window treatment. Here the window treatment professionals come in. They will carry out the entire window treatment work, right from taking an accurate measurement, selecting the right window treatment, picking the right material, ensuring the widow treatment can control the light. Finally, they use various tools to get the window treatment installation done perfectly. Hence, approach our window treatment experts for the right roll-up window shades blinds in Malibu.

The Incredible Advantages of Custom Window Treatments, Draperies, and Furnishings


What makes you “you?” It’s your personality, your individuality, your one-of-a-kind approach to life. Shouldn’t your home reflect the uniqueness that defines who you are?

Window treatments are an unsung, often overlooked design aspect that ramps up the personality, elegance, and overall feeling of joy in your special home!




Yet too many people neglect to realize the immense opportunity for personal style that window treatments offer. Instead, they turn online or to big box stores. They find themselves “making do” with what’s available.

This is a recipe for dissatisfaction — every single time!

Custom window treatments and draperies are the only way to avoid disappointment and guarantee that, when your eye gazes at your windows, it is beyond pleased at what it sees.

Here is an overview of the most important advantages that only custom window treatments can offer you.

(ALSO: read my recent blog post where I go in-depth on the trouble with window treatments from big box stores.)

Guidance that saves you time, money — and heartache. “Time is money” continues to ring true today. And it applies so deeply to the process of window treatments.

From measuring to style choice, working with a highly refined and experienced design consultant will ensure exactly what you desire, in as little time as possible.



What’s more, a great designer is knowledgeable on even the most unique window scenarios — from difficult-to-fit arch windows to immense windows that are a challenge to fit perfectly.

Best of all, this level of expertise can work with your budget.

Bottom line: with custom window treatments, you can discover cost-effective design solutions that make your heart go “Wow!”

Unique colors, one-of-a-kind details. You’re doing more than selecting a special fabric when you opt for custom window treatments. You are also honing in on the precise color choice that you love.

Is there a particular blue or brown that simply doesn’t exist anywhere but your imagination? With an experienced designer, that color leaps from your heart and onto your windows!



This also spills into special details not available online or in stores. Very unique, hard-to-find hardware. A super-custom trim for your special drapes.

Think you can achieve this through the box stores? My friend, you’ll have to think again…

Impressive return-on-investment (ROI). The quality of most box-store and online treatments leaves much to be desired. In contrast, custom window treatments often last at least TWICE as long in comparison!

The expert craftsmanship from custom windows ensures beautiful, fade-resistant, stain-resistant windows for years and years to come.

And should the time come for you to sell your home, these extraordinary custom window treatments will seriously raise the perceived value of the property overall.



That’s right: investing in custom treatments can mean a higher asking price on the market down the road!

The PERFECT fit, plus functionality. Is your home brand-new? Or did you just remodel? In either case, the idea of a “basic” window simply doesn’t exist.

If your windows are custom and specially shaped, they absolutely deserve custom drapes or treatments that match their unique feeling. This holds particularly true for celestial windows and other styles that are immense in size.



When you work with a custom window design expert, you are investing in design work, sewing, and production that will fit your windows to a T. This can’t happen in any other way.

A great designer will bring you what feels like an encyclopedia of patterns, trims, accessories, styles, bands, and more.

And they’ll help you identify exactly what your soul is craving in your windows.

No home is exactly alike. Nor should your windows!

Please contact me with any questions you have about how I work! I so look forward to hearing from you!

Joy and light,



Most Popular Window Treatment Trends and Styles in 2020

Trends come and go, so I always take what I hear with a grain of salt. But there are two trends this year that will probably last through next year and beyond. 

They’re that effective in terms of beautifying the home.

I’m talking about neutrals and simple functionality.

Get in touch with me  to learn how I can make these work for you.


Many of my repeat clients are based in Pacific Palisades and Bel-Air. One note I hear from them has rung true for clients outside of these more upscale neighborhoods: simplicity and elegance

And when it comes to simplicity and elegance, I automatically think neutrals.

Neutral colors are the classic choice to bring harmony and unity to a space. They are timeless. They bring both versatility and style.

They also let you bring in a pop of color with accents like colorful throw pillows. Delicate wood tones, warm light browns and vibrant whites are all the rage so far this year.

Here’s some thoughts on my favorite neutrals to talk about with clients.

Taupe and grey: elegant earthiness. Practical. Quietly regal. If your furniture and decor are cooler in tone, I might direct you to grey as the best complement. If you want something a little warmer, we would talk about the taupe and its comforting notes of brown.

Classic blue: The freshness and peace of the coast. The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year. This is a go-to color especially for homes with a decor that’s already neutral. A touch of blue in the window treatments will pull the room together and foster a tranquil atmosphere.

Sheer: I love a neutral sheer drape because it’s ageless and simple. My clients have loved their flowiness, how the light dances with them. They also bring a lot of serenity into a home.

All-white: Want that airy, bright feeling? You will probably want pure white window treatments. They just have that weightless quality you can’t duplicate. We could do breezy white curtains for a knockout look, or white Roman shades for something completely classic.

Simple functionality

Window treatments can be pretty and stop right there. But most of my clients want more. They want both pretty and practical. Windows that are both beautiful and that fit in well with my clients’ lifestyles.

I’m seeing an uptick in motorized window treatments for this very reason. Nowadays, with Alexa or even your remote, you can control motorized blinds and curtains. They don’t have that “high-tech” look. It’s subtle and blends in well.

Blinds with cordless lifts are also simple and functional. I like these especially for homes with children; their safety gives parents peace of mind. At the same time, they make your windows look modern, fresh and clean.

Folding shutters are also making a little comeback this year. These shutters let the light flow in throughout the home. They are spot-on for disguising any fixtures you have with massive views. They can also be retracted so you can take in that panorama of the sunset. 

For the kitchen, I also like to consider faux wood treatments. They increase the elegance in the kitchen because of their wood aesthetic. And they are super-practical: they last much longer than traditional wood, and they are resistant to moisture. 

You can also enjoy great light control with faux wood blinds or shutters. Depending on how you position them — a little bit open, fully open, fully shut — you can let in as much or as little light as you like.

Which trend catches your eye more? Do you think one is better than the other for your home?

Let’s talk about neutrals and functional options. Call me or email me and we can have a consultation. These trends are just the tip of the iceberg on how I can make your window dreams come true. 805-405-0248. [email protected].