Window Treatments. Friday , September 28th , 2018 - 23:39:08 PM
Custom window treatments can be intimidating for many consumers. Many are overwhelmed by the choices in treatments. Others worry that custom window treatments may be cost prohibitive. There are even those individuals who feel that window treatments are only appropriate for traditional design styles. The reality is that yes, there are thousands of style, fabric and design options for custom window treatments. Window treatments can be as diverse and creative as the creative mind can imagine and a good designer can design. And although they can be costly, they should be considered as an investment, something that, if done correctly, you will live with and enjoy for many years to come. I came across an article recently that stated that on average, individuals who purchase store bought window treatments will change them out once per year while individuals who purchase custom treatments will keep their treatments for at least seven years. If you do the math, at about $100 per window for store bought treatments, you have paid more for them over seven years than if you had invested the money to purchase custom treatments.
Windows have always had that ability to become a focal point of many home interiors whether directly or indirectly, because of their function to radiate light and create warmth and transparency. It's important not to limit these portals of imagination to something that must be "covered"- curtains and window treatments should allow the window to interact with the room besides simply performing a function. Windows can really define a room if utilized properly, but that may not be your intended result. Effectively using window treatments to tone down the source of distraction and compliment the interior of the room. Again, this is done by creating interactions between room elements even after the sun has gone down.
Identify the basic function of the room. If you are looking for window treatments for your window then, these should be able to stand moisture and also easy to wash. If the is for dining room, you might need a more simple or formal window treatment. Size of the window is an important factor to be considered. If the window size is small then, a rod can be installed either below the line of ceiling or just above the trim. Extra panels that are long hang from them. This gives the image of the window being tall. For a large window, tone the scale of the window down by making it look simple. For tall windows, don't use panels that are long. Break these lengthwise by adding a swag or valence different from the remaining part of the design.
Traditional. Traditional treatments can range from long, draping curtains to vertical slats. It's mostly a matter of personal taste. They are often tied to the sides but can operate on horizontal sliders or be pulled straight up. Traditional styles may also encompass prints, usually floral and understated. Sheers and heavy fabrics may be combined or used separately, but often traditional styles blend usability with decoration in a very versatile way.
Custom window treatment might not be something you're considering because of the cost. However, before you write it off as too expensive, you should think about how valuable it can be for your life. There are lots of advantages to getting your window treatments done by real professionals. Here are just a few of them. Window treatments that fit your lifestyle: One thing people often don't realize is how much window treatments can be tailored to fit a particular lifestyle. It doesn't have anything to do with the actual style of your home, but it has everything to do with the way you want to live your life. There are all sorts of choices to make when it comes to window treatments, and if you make the right choice, you'll be much happier in the long run with what you get.
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.
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