I recently bought my first house.Â Itâ€™s a small home that has recently been remodeled.Â However, the windows, although still in good condition, are old.Â Shortly after moving in, I noticed quite a draft coming in.Â Unfortunately with all the expenses of buying a new home, I can not afford to replace the windows right now.Â
But, I also canâ€™t afford to heat the outdoors, and would prefer not to freeze when I am at home.Â I have done some research on window treatments that will help keep my heat inside better than the cheap mini blinds that are up.Â From what I have read it seems cellular shades are the best at insulating.Â I get that they keep the heat in, but honestly do people really find these shades attractive?
I am going to have to look at whatâ€™s in my windows everyday, and I donâ€™t want to look at cellular shades.Â Donâ€™t get me wrong, the insulating factor is at the top of my priority list, but do I have to sacrifice decor to get it? I mean really, the shades look like someone just folded a piece of paper into an accordion.Â I think I made something similar looking in elementary school!Â My house has a traditional feel throughout and Iâ€™d like to reflect that style in an insulating window treatment.Â Is there anything out there to fit both my function and decor needs? I canâ€™t be the only person out there with this problem! Please help!