Hazel Gomez. Window Treatments. October 02nd , 2018.
Modern. Clean lines are well represented in the realm of modern window treatments. Venetian blinds, solid undecorated sheers, and boldly printed or monochromatic curtains are some great trends in contemporary design. Ample sunlight always compliments the clean look of modern home interiors so there is no need to be shy of natural light. Avoiding valances and utilizing crisp modern fabrics is a great start for contemporary window treatments.
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.
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.
Fabric Window Treatments. Fabric window treatments for large windows are among the most common decorative choice. Including curtains, drapes, and sheers, fabric treatments are elegant and functional. Light fabrics are usually recommended for rooms with high moisture content, as they are less likely to retain moisture. Alternatively, heavier materials can provide excellent privacy and even an extra barrier to temperature changes.
Any option you choose is going to cost a lot of money. Whether it is blinds or shades, curtains or drapes you have to think about robust way to operate it. You can't have the operating mechanism break down every few weeks or months. It needs to take the stress and strain of being operated often. Else, if you have beautiful window treatments for large windows but no way to open or close them.
Fortunately, fabric window treatments come in a number of standard sizes and many homeowners will find the perfect fit at their local home design stores. However, even for odd-sized windows, custom fitted fabric treatments are relatively inexpensive while giving your windows a very polished look.
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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