Window Treatments. Tuesday , September 04th , 2018 - 14:29:40 PM
When it comes to decorating your windows with fabric, there really are a wide range of attractive options. Single panel or multi-panel curtains and drapes each provide slightly different styles but the same benefits. Single panel curtains can be drawn to one side, whereas multi-panel alternatives generally open in the middle and do a very nice job of framing your window when you choose to let light in. Café curtains are also becoming a popular design choice; these curtains cover only the lower portion of your window and can be paired with valances to create an elegant window treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soft window treatments include fabric made treatments such as draperies, cornice boards and soft shades (roman shades, balloon shades, Austrian shades, etc.). Although are often quite functional, are meant to be more aesthetically pleasing. Often times the design and functionality are both important elements within a design scheme, and therefore both types of treatments need to be combined to create a completely functional and attractive design. A good decorator will carefully listen to and observe the needs of the client and the space in order to create a treatment that serves its functional purpose while still creating an appropriate design statement. Her job should be to help you navigate through the thousands of design, function and fabric choices in order to find the perfect window treatment for you. That is why it is so important that you choose a decorator that you can trust and that clearly shows an understanding of your design style and needs.
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