Window Treatments. Friday , September 28th , 2018 - 23:38:20 PM
Soft window treatments include fabric made treatments such as draperies, cornice boards and soft shades (roman shades, balloon shades, Austrian shades, etc.). Although are often quite functional, are meant to be more aesthetically pleasing. Often times the design and functionality are both important elements within a design scheme, and therefore both types of treatments need to be combined to create a completely functional and attractive design. A good decorator will carefully listen to and observe the needs of the client and the space in order to create a treatment that serves its functional purpose while still creating an appropriate design statement. Her job should be to help you navigate through the thousands of design, function and fabric choices in order to find the perfect window treatment for you. That is why it is so important that you choose a decorator that you can trust and that clearly shows an understanding of your design style and needs.
The first known types of window treatments are drapes and curtains. There are the two panel curtains that actually hang from the sides of the windows. Such window curtains are designed to filter out the direct sunlight from the sun during the raw and open summer months as well as retain heat when it is cold in winter. They therefore serve a dual purpose whilst beautifying the home as well. In addition to these you also get the window drapes that are very convenient if you have a radiator under the window sill. The best drapes are the ones that are made from cotton. This material does not lead to room heat congestion, and on top of this they are easy to wash and keep clean. Besides these there has been a resurgence of a half-way curtain that covers only the lower half of a window.
Country. It seems that country homes get to have the most fun with varied textures and prints. Bold colorful organic designs are great for playful atmospheres, while plaids and checkers can really bring you back home. Ruffles, fringes, and lace can all be used to really dress up a window for a bold classic look. Humble country windows are often light and airy, perfect for a warm summer day. Victorian. Victorian window shades are often made of bold, medium to heavy weight material. Laces, tassels, and other various forms of ornamentation often adorn stately valances and flowing drapes. Scalloped sheer fabrics and sometimes lace are common. The trend seems to be that the focal point is the window treatments, not the windows. Alternatively, another beautiful Victorian look requires scrapping the blinds and instead using mosaic stained windows.
The quickest way to remodel the look is to try out the different curtains, sheers and draperies combined with the glamorous effect of valances as these fabrics do wonders. You can find a huge variety of choices in curtains ranging from durable and easy to maintain fabrics like polyesters to the more stylish, softer and fancier fabrics like silk and velvet. The curtains are available in almost all kinds of designs that you would like. You can hold on to one scheme of colors depending on your mood or personality like playful, serene, passionate and formal, depending on the type of room and suitability. You can use bright colors like red, blue, green and yellow prints for playful schemes and white, cream and beige for the serene theme.
Also, though, being able to get treatments that meet your lifestyle and décor style needs perfectly means that you'll be happy with your windows for longer. You won't feel the need to change them because you don't like how they look in a few months. Instead, a professional will work with you to come up with the best possible combination of window treatments for you so that they'll last you for years.
Not every window is square, right? So why should the curtains be made only for a square window? New homes are popular for adding different shaped windows to the home and although it looks great, it may be hard to decorate with. When you consider your window treatment, first decide if you want the wood or frame work to show. Sometimes the wood trim around the window is from an older home or it is something that way custom made and you don't want to cover it up with your window treatment. In this case you may want to look for short window toppers that only go across the top of the window to allow more of the window and trim to show.
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