Aurelia Potter. Window Treatments. September 20th , 2018.
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.
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.
Color is also important in the room. You want your window treatment to blend in with the rest of your decor. In tip #2 you decided what type of look you wanted but now you need to decide what color you want in that style. In order to do that you need to decide how much light you want coming through your window. Do you want drapes that allow you to control the light? For example, if you use solid color panels on your windows, you can pull them when you want to block out the sun and you can open them when you want more light. The more you open them, the lighter it looks.
With your budget in mind, you should also be prepared to set your priorities. Unless you can afford to do all the windows in your home at one time, you may have to choose which rooms are most important to you. Dress living room and bedroom windows first and then consider window treatments in the bathroom or kitchen, for example. Ultimately, you want to consider things like privacy when prioritizing, but also take some time to think about which windows treatments are the most expensive as well.
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.
Large windows can again be decorated and covered with blinds and shades. Blinds are made out of hard materials like bamboo, unlike curtains and drapes made from fabric that is washable and easy to remove. Obviously they come in bamboo, paper and jute as these have to be one of the most popular materials for making blinds and drapes. Blinds can be vertical or horizontal, depending on your taste in size and style. But vertical blinds are generally preferred because they hardly buckle with time, something that gives them superiority in quality and durability.
Function. The way a room is used actually has a direct impact on the kinds of window treatments that are the most suitable. If you have children or you entertain a lot, you will likely want to choose window dressings that are more durable. Similarly, delicate fabrics are not recommended in rooms such as the kitchen or bathroom. Heavier fabrics are ideal for providing privacy or to control light, delicate or intricate fabrics provide beauty, but not always durability, and some fabrics can even enhance noise and cold insulation. Blinds and shutters allow you to adjust light control; blackout shades can be an excellent choice for bedrooms; and more fabric can help to block noise. As you can see, it's important to consider how you will use a room as well as the function of the window treatments.
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