Buying New Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with sheer drapery panels

Hunter Douglas Vignette® Modern Roman Shades with sheer drapery panels

Whether you’re replacing existing window treatments or looking to buy entirely new coverings, choosing the right product is important. With new innovations, lift systems, styles, fabrics, and designs, the options are nearly endless. As your local Hunter Douglas dealer serving Baltimore, the trained professionals at Windo VanGo can help you select the perfect window treatments.

How to Begin

Before starting your window treatment search, take a moment to think about why you are covering your windows and what results you want. Understanding your room requirements will ensure that you don’t leave anything to chance.

Where Your Light Comes From

Although it is frequently overlooked, it’s important to know which direction your windows face.

  • South-facing – light is warm and strong all year round. Consider light-diffusing solutions to protect your furnishings
  • North-facing – light is cold and clear. Consider energy-efficient solutions
  • West-facing – hot and bright afternoon light. Consider light-diffusing and light-control solutions
  • East-facing – bright warm morning light. Consider UV-protecting solutions


Understand the degree of privacy you are looking for when selecting your window treatment. Consider how your blinds or shades will look from the inside out and also from the outside in, and don’t forget to look at both daytime and nighttime views.

Window Shapes and Styles

New construction in particular has many different types of windows, from arches and skylights to circular windows and more. When you meet with one of our window treatment consultants, bring pictures of your specialty-shaped windows. This will help us recommend the most appropriate window treatment products.


If you have children, pets, or elderly family members living with you, you should consider various options for keeping your window treatments safe, including retractable cords, wands, and remote control.

Energy Efficiency

All window treatments provide an extra layer of insulation between your home and the outside air, but some do it much more effectively than others. With energy costs rising, selecting the right window treatment can save money on your utility bill.

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments

Hunter Douglas, the leader in custom window treatments, offers solutions to meet not only your individual needs, but also your budget. Select from innovative products such as:

  • Vignette® Modern Roman Shades – a unique twist on a Roman shade, with no ugly back cords
  • Designer Screen and Roller Shades – protect from harmful UV rays
  • Duette® Architella® Honeycomb Shades – the most energy-efficient shade on the market today
  • Provenance® Woven Wood Shades – natural woods, reeds, bamboo, and grasses filter light
  • Silhouette® & Pirouette® Window Shadings – reduces glare through a sheer backing

Buying Window Treatments in Baltimore, MD

Windo VanGo is the premier Hunter Douglas Gallery in the Baltimore, MD, area, with a gallery showroom in Marriottsville and serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel. Contact us today for a design consultation!