Window Treatments. Friday , September 28th , 2018 - 23:38:25 PM
Does your home have big windows? Is it making it a little stressful maintaining them? Not to worry there are a variety of options available for large window treatments with great design and great approach. Is there any difference or similarity between doors and windows? They both open us to the morning and night, they help introduce us to a new life every day. Then why do windows deserve more of an exceptional and unusual treatment then doors? Is it because it does not require permission like a door, windows do not stop anyone and who does not wish to peep into it? Windows are a welcoming glimpse into our home and therefore they need a little extra care and exceptional treatments to always have that welcoming smile fresh.
Let's begin with the basic question, "what do you want to do?" Sounds easy enough. Do you want to block sunlight altogether? Do you have a window that just gets morning sunlight, which is softer than afternoon light and therefore needs just a little bit of control? Or do you have windows that get a maximum amount of sunlight throughout the day and therefore need the most light control options available? Another function of window treatments is privacy. If your windows are on the first floor and at a level where anyone outside could peer in, you might like to have the option to block their view at times. Other windows are at a height where no one could look inside and therefore you might not have any privacy considerations at all. Perhaps you have a window (or windows) where there is no need for light control or privacy. Should you do anything at all there? You will also want to consider the energy-efficiency of window treatments, such as those that will block the heat from the sun, or allow more sunlight in to warm up a chilly room.
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.
The most typical of the treatments are the fabric coverings. For bathrooms and kitchen where the moisture level is high, lighter fabric treatments are suggested as they preserve less moisture. Fabric treatment could not be ideal if your window is really large and is directly facing the sun, for such windows heavy materials could solve the problem. Heavy material treatment can satisfy your privacy concern. Nevertheless if precise textures, colors, shades and treatments are selected then could prove themselves best padding and brightness.
If you just bought a new house that already has window coverings, you can try and negotiate with the seller to include the window coverings with the sale of the house. That way you won't have to purchases any treatments for your windows at all or a least it will give you time to save and purchase your dream window dressings when you are more financially prepared. If your goal is to replace those old and dingy window dressings that have been hanging in your bedroom or living room for years, then you'll want to consider these next few tips carefully.
Once you know what you need, take the time to select several color samples that appeal to you. Look at a variety of magazines or books on window treatments to get a good feel for what styles you like best. If you gravitate towards the unusual and complex fabric window treatments, seek out a credible interior decorator in your area. Ask them if they are willing to help with window treatments alone, as opposed to someone who only works on whole rooms or a whole house. Many interior decorators have software that can help them design a window treatment just for you, and they have the resources to purchase the fabric, have the window treatments custom-made, and professionally installed. It isn't as expensive as it sounds, it takes all the guesswork out of it for you, and if anything goes wrong you have someone who is responsible to fix the problem, which can relieve you of a lot of headaches. And remember, any funds you spend having your home tastefully decorated is an investment not only in the value of your home, but also in yourself. Coming home to a place that reflects your personality and is in harmony with your inner being is infinitely rewarding. If your tastes are simpler or your budget dictates that you go it alone, then at least you will have armed yourself with the knowledge of what you need and like before you're bombarded in the stores with all the choices. This will help you bypass all the things that don't fit your requirements without a second glance and save you considerable time. If you're still uncertain, ask about the stores return policy just to make sure you can take anything back that doesn't look right once you get it home.
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