Lorna Gamble. Window Treatments. August 23rd , 2018.
However, before you purchase new custom treatments it is a good idea to have a basic understanding of their function and basic design elements so that you may be better suited to navigate through the choices and work more intelligently with a professional to achieve just the look you are after for your home. There are two basic categories of window treatments, hard treatments and soft treatments. Hard treatments are your more functional treatment like shades, shutters and blinds. Many manufacturers are working very hard to find ways to make hard treatments more attractive. For the most part, however,these types of treatments are functional, they are meant to serve a purpose: to provide privacy or to conserve energy or block or allow natural light, etc. They can be aesthetically appropriate on their own in more modern and industrial designs.
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.
What better way to accent a room's décor than by applying beautiful window dressings. Whether you're trying to achieve a fun, elegant, casual or romantic feel, window coverings can instantly transform the look and feel of a space. Buying decorative items for your home so that you have a warm, comfortable and inviting environment to relax and enjoy is extremely possible if you just keep these tips in mind the next time you buy a new home or are considering replacing your window treatments.
Style. Once you have a good idea of your budget and what you want, you're ready to consider style. The most important thing to remember is to let your own personal style shine. There are no real rules for choosing the style of window treatments, but professional designers usually like to play on a theme of a room. Colours, patterns, or traditional or modern motifs can be reflected in your window treatments. Start by browsing design magazines and books to get an idea of the kinds of window dressings you like best. Finally, think about the feeling you want a room to convey, and choose window treatments that promote those feelings.
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 so many choices to make for your windows that it may be hard to come up with window treatment ideas. Whatever you choose to cover your windows with it should complimentary to the room as well as be energy efficient and provide privacy. You must also take the window function into account and make sure not to interfere with the operation of the window when you choose your window treatments. Maybe you are tired of your room and want to change the decor? Or you have just moved in and you need window coverings? Whatever the reason, changing your window treatments can change the mood of the whole room. You will also want the room to show off your personal style while enhancing the rooms decor.
Deciding on window treatments for large windows can be more difficult than deciding for ordinary windows. The large size makes it difficult to just go with any design. You need to consider many factors like how you are going to maintain the window treatment, how is it going to be cleaned, how is it going to be operated and how much is your budget. Large windows will mean more planning and thinking when it comes to their treatments. If you have wall to floor glass openings then you will need window treatment for practically the whole wall. If the opening is framing a view then the whole point is not to mar it. Window treatments for large windows should not come in the way of the beautiful vistas. It should either enhance it, frame it or just be out of the way.It should possible to have roller blind that simply rolls up and is right at the top of the window frame. Your view is unhindered. Blinds which go up are also fine. Wooden blinds are a big no-no as they are quite heavy and it would be very difficult to raise them up.
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