Window Treatments. Tuesday , September 04th , 2018 - 14:38:11 PM
With so many choices available in today's home decor market, how do you know which window treatments will be right for your home and reflect your style? If you've been shopping the home stores lately with window treatments in mind, you might be a little confused (if you're just starting) or you may have a headache from trying to sort it all out (if you've been at it a while). Yes, the world of window treatments is a huge one, but don't be daunted. It can actually be fun and exciting to select window treatments that make a statement while serving a purpose in your home.
If your window is a large bay or arched type you should consider the curvature and the number of angles it bends in. Either you can have a curved window dressing or have the curtains for every side of the window. Depending on the size you can have either manually operated or if it is very big then use electric switch operated blinds or curtains. Drapes are a dressy option for large windows. But it can be really heavy and needs several yards of cloth for creating these window treatments for large windows. This is more traditional option and looks great with old style home with high domed ceilings and ornate windows. When you have large grounds and each window frames a beautiful view it is only fair to dress it up with beautiful drapes and window curtains.
There are many other benefits to purchasing custom treatments you may not have been aware of. If done correctly, your new treatments can help improve energy efficiency within your home which can save you money in long run as well. The quality of your treatments should be such that the lining will protect your investment and other furnishings over time. Good lining will make all the difference and you should discuss lining options with your decorator during the design process. With store bought treatments you will have to settle for the limited styles and sizes available in the stores. When you purchase custom, your treatments will be made specifically for your window size and for your style. This is part of the reason they will last for seven years or more. If done correctly, your treatments should fit perfectly with the style of your room and for your window style and size.
You can include more than a single pattern in your window dressings. This is particularly important in a room that does not have a pattern of its own. You can combine window treatments such as wood blinds covered with tie back panels and topped with a valance to create depth. You must also think about texture when designing your window coverings. For instance you may have a room that is predominately filled with wood pieces rather than upholstered furniture; in such a room you may want to install soft luxurious curtains. If you are working with rooms that are mostly drywall and carpeting consider the natural tones of wood to warm up the rooms.
First you must decide on the style of the room, contemporary, traditional, country or eclectic. Once you have figured this out, you will be able to decide which direction to go with your windows. If the architecture of your window is interesting or the window faces a wonderful view, you may decide to leave the window uncovered in that part of your home. Color, pattern and texture all combine to make or break your window treatments. If you have a room that is decorated in soft colors you may want something more bright and bold on your windows. A tip is to look at a color wheel when you make your color choices to make sure that you keep your colors complimentary.
There are many patterns, kits and other options for do-it-yourself window coverings so you can do the treatments yourself. When looking for window treatment ideas, do not forget to look at what is on eBay and YouTube. These two sites are great resources and will help spark ideas. You might decide instead to go with custom window coverings. The benefit of custom window coverings is that they are fitted to the window and hug all the right curves and fit all the right places. Custom window treatments are no more a luxury than your flooring or carpeting. Everyone deserves window treatments that perform and fit well. You may even save money in the long run with custom coverings because of a reduction in energy costs.
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