Rebekah Decker. Window Treatments. September 05th , 2018.
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.
Blinds and shades like rolling blinds and roman blinds can be used also. Horizontal blinds give a completely different and warm look to the large windows. Shades like cellular, Roman, pleated and roller shades have their own style statement when used for window treatments for large windows. Roller shades made up of jute or straw mats give an eastern feel to the ambiance. Window tints are also an option for windows in offices.
Plan your budget well in advance. The amount of money you spend depends if you want customized window treatments or already made ones or you want to make one for yourself. The most inexpensive of all these would be to make these by yourself, but this task needs patience and skills. Readymade ones come in different sizes and range of prices. The most costly of this would the customized window treatments. Plan on maintenance cost for your window treatments. Cleaning window treatments professionally and reinstalling them would cost you much. Customized window treatments would need to spend a little money on a regular basis. Enjoy the task of decorating your windows. It need not be a overwhelming or a scary activity. Following the above tips should keep you on your way of selecting a correct window treatment.
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.
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.
Once you have answered the question of what you need, then you can begin to consider your options. If you need the maximum in light blocking and light control (for instance, in a bedroom where someone needs to sleep during the day), then you might want to consider dual window treatment options on those windows. Total light-blocking blinds are a good option, but you can also combine them with fabric panels to help add to the light-blocking properties. The fabric panels will also give you light control when the blinds are opened, and depending on your color and texture choice you can give a light and airy feel to the room even when the blinds are closed and no sunlight is coming through.
Country. It seems that country homes get to have the most fun with varied textures and prints. Bold colorful organic designs are great for playful atmospheres, while plaids and checkers can really bring you back home. Ruffles, fringes, and lace can all be used to really dress up a window for a bold classic look. Humble country windows are often light and airy, perfect for a warm summer day. Victorian. Victorian window shades are often made of bold, medium to heavy weight material. Laces, tassels, and other various forms of ornamentation often adorn stately valances and flowing drapes. Scalloped sheer fabrics and sometimes lace are common. The trend seems to be that the focal point is the window treatments, not the windows. Alternatively, another beautiful Victorian look requires scrapping the blinds and instead using mosaic stained windows.
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