August 14, 2019 2 min read

If you’ve ever tried to go to a big box store to find the perfect curtains for your home, you’ve likely left frustrated and exhausted from looking through racks and bins to no avail. These stores only carry colors and styles that appeal to the masses, and you may be looking for something a little more unique. Thankfully, JC Licht has the answer in custom curtains and draperies. Read on to learn about the benefits of curtains and draperies for homes.

Light Control

While curtains and drapes add a certain level of style to your home, they can also provide several functional benefits as well. Most rooms in your home need some level of light control, whether it’s just reducing glare in your living room or completely blocking out light in your bedroom.

For bedroom drapery, consider thicker fabrics in darker colors to keep as much light out as possible, so you can sleep easier. If you are looking for living room curtains or something for your home office, opt for a sheer curtain that will diffuse the light and keep glares off your screens but still let you enjoy natural light.


Along with providing more light control, thicker fabrics in dark colors will also provide more privacy, which makes them even better for bedrooms. You may not need as much privacy in living rooms, which is why sheer curtains work so well. Consider layering window treatments like blinds, shutters, or shades under your curtains for extra privacy in rooms where you’d still like to enjoy natural light.

Window Insulation

Did you know that up to 50% of the air that is heated or cooled by your home can escape through its windows? Luckily, all window treatments provide some level of window insulation, but the thickness of the fabric will determine how much insulation is added to your windows. Thicker, heavier fabrics like velvet are going to provide the most insulation and help you keep your home more comfortable and your energy bills lower.

To learn about more of the benefits of curtains and draperies for homes near Chicago, Illinois, contact the experts at JC Licht today. We currently have 48 locations in and around the Chicagoland area, including Glencoe and Andersonville, IL, and will be adding more over the coming year. In addition to our custom drapery, we also offer a beautiful selection of Hunter Douglas window treatments including wood blinds, custom shades, and plantation shutters. Call us today for your next home improvement project.

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