Window Treatments & Interior Design | Coronado CA

Coronado is unlike any other city in the San Diego area. Its location on the peninsula across the bay means it is separated from the other towns, and it has taken advantage of to develop its own distinct personality. The homes in Coronado use unique architectural styles and have an exclusive feel. These are things you need to take into account when choosing your window treatments. The interior designers at 7 Sisters Interiors can help you pick the right blinds, shades, drapes, or other window treatments to suit every room in your house.

Architectural Styles in Coronado

The first step for choosing the right window treatments to identify your home’s architectural style. There are several dominant styles in Coronado.

Mid-Century Modern

Mid-Century Modern refers to the middle of the 20th century. Homes in this style feature straight lines in their designs and tend to have large windows that often benefit from motorized electric shades. You’ll find many of these homes in the Cays and the Village.


Predating Mid-Century Modern by a couple of decades is Craftsman, a style that is particularly common in the Village and the Cays. Characteristic features of this architectural style are pitched roofs, exposed rafters, and overhanging eaves. In Coronado, it’s common for these homes to have wood or stone features. Complement the natural materials by choosing window treatments in earthy colors and made from fabrics like cotton, hemp, linen, and bamboo.

Spanish Colonial Revival

In the Shores and the Village, you often see Spanish Colonial Revival homes. Another early-20th century style, these homes have red roofs, arched doorways, and colorful tiles. Window treatments in neutral tones are ideal for adding elegance without appearing too busy.

Choosing the Right Window Treatment: Blackout or Sheer Curtains?

Two of the most popular types of window treatments are blackout curtains and sheer curtains. Although they are on opposite ends of the spectrum, people often struggle to decide which of these window treatments they’d prefer. Assessing the pros and cons of each should help you come to a decision.

Advantages of Blackout Curtains

Blackout curtains are made from opaque materials to prevent any light from entering the room. This is great for improving sleep quality, particularly if you work night shifts or have young children who go to bed when it’s still light outside. Blackout curtains also offer increased privacy and reduce noise from outside, which is useful when you live in a touristic town like Coronado — and especially if your street receives a large amount of traffic. Lastly, blackout curtains are useful for insulation. By preventing climate-controlled air from escaping, they help you see lower utility bills year round.

Disadvantages of Blackout Curtains

The obvious disadvantage of blackout curtains is there is no natural light illuminating the room while the curtains are closed. Plus, you have either total privacy or no privacy, depending on whether the curtains are open or closed — there is no middle ground.

Advantages of Sheer Curtains

Sheer curtains are made from a low-density knit fabric, which makes them semi-transparent. This allows plenty of natural light to enter your home, while still maintaining some privacy. This is ideal for helping small rooms feel larger as well as for adding to the contemporary style of a space. Sheer curtains are most common in bedrooms, living rooms, and dining rooms.

Disadvantages of Sheer Curtains

The main disadvantage of sheer curtains is that they lack anything close to the same degree of privacy you gain from blackout curtains. This may be uncomfortable if a window looks directly out onto the street, particularly if there are often pedestrians walking by your home. Sheer curtains may also put your furnishings at risk of fading, which is a concern if direct sunlight is entering through the windows.

Combining the Two

Of course, if you want to gain the advantages of both and the disadvantages of neither, the solution is to combine blackout and sheer curtains in the same window. This may not be necessary in every room of your house, but it’s ideal for places like bedrooms. This will allow you to choose whatever is most appropriate according to the time of day.

You’ll find both blackout and sheer curtains in the Hunter Douglas Showroom. Like all the other window treatments in this collection, they are made from the highest-quality materials, expertly crafted, and customizable for your home.

Working with an Interior Designer to Perfect Your Window Treatments

Finding window treatments as picturesque as your home and its surroundings can be a challenge. Plus, it’s crucial to make sure whatever you choose is cohesive with the rest of your interior design and right for the architectural style of your home. Instead of taking the risk of trying to figure it out alone, take advantage of the expertise of interior designers who know Coronado as well as you do — by working with 7 Sisters Interiors.

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