Window Treatments. Tuesday , September 04th , 2018 - 14:27:47 PM
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.
Custom window treatments can be intimidating for many consumers. Many are overwhelmed by the choices in treatments. Others worry that custom window treatments may be cost prohibitive. There are even those individuals who feel that window treatments are only appropriate for traditional design styles. The reality is that yes, there are thousands of style, fabric and design options for custom window treatments. Window treatments can be as diverse and creative as the creative mind can imagine and a good designer can design. And although they can be costly, they should be considered as an investment, something that, if done correctly, you will live with and enjoy for many years to come. I came across an article recently that stated that on average, individuals who purchase store bought window treatments will change them out once per year while individuals who purchase custom treatments will keep their treatments for at least seven years. If you do the math, at about $100 per window for store bought treatments, you have paid more for them over seven years than if you had invested the money to purchase custom treatments.
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.
If you need minimal light control and privacy is not an issue, consider these windows your opportunity to reflect your personal style and create a look that is uniquely yours without having any limitations other than the size and shape of the windows. Here you can go all out, selecting fabric window treatments that make a dramatic statement or ones that very subtly pull all the elements of your room together to give it a finished look. Look around the room. Select a color or colors that may need to be emphasized. Is there a touch of red in your floor treatment or in the sofa throw pillows that you'd like to bring out? Or perhaps your wall color is soft and muted, and you'd like to give the room a punch of contrasting colors here.
The quickest way to remodel the look is to try out the different curtains, sheers and draperies combined with the glamorous effect of valances as these fabrics do wonders. You can find a huge variety of choices in curtains ranging from durable and easy to maintain fabrics like polyesters to the more stylish, softer and fancier fabrics like silk and velvet. The curtains are available in almost all kinds of designs that you would like. You can hold on to one scheme of colors depending on your mood or personality like playful, serene, passionate and formal, depending on the type of room and suitability. You can use bright colors like red, blue, green and yellow prints for playful schemes and white, cream and beige for the serene theme.
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.
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