Window Treatments. Friday , September 28th , 2018 - 23:40:52 PM
The most popular treatments are fabric window treatments. Curtains, sheers and drapes are the most commonly used ones. The material can either be heavy or light, depending on the needs of the home or room you are furnishing. When privacy is important heavy materials are preferred as it is not possible to see through them. Lighter materials can be for when you do not want to retain moisture in a high moisture room like a bathroom.
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.
For instance, do you want easy-care treatments, or do you mind having to have them dry cleaned once or twice a year? Do you need to block out lots of light to protect your furniture or be able to sleep in on the weekends, or do you want your home to be private but still full of as much natural light as possible? Do your window treatments need to be kid and pet friendly? A professional can get you custom treatments that meet your requirements on all these issues and more.
The color of the curtains or drapes is also important. To know what color of curtains to buy you ought to consider the amount of sunlight that part of the room receives. If it receives a lot of sunshine it means you should have a lighter shade of curtains since a darker shade might fade quickly.
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.
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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