by Giorgina Devereaux
Incorporating window treatments to
bare windows can add drama to a room, change the mood, look, and feel of your
home, provide functionality, and help control the amount of natural light that
Do you prefer cellular shades, roman shades, mini blinds, vertical blinds,
bamboo blinds, wood plantation shutters, vinyl shutters, draperies, or curtains?
The choices are endless.
First ask yourself what your budget is. Some window treatments, such as
plantation shutters, are costly.
However, there are companies that manufacture these at a much lower price than
other high end name brands. Before settling on a window treatment, visit a
gallery show room and look at many different styles. Ask the sales
representatives for information on the window treatments.
request swatch samples from window treatment stores or via stores on the
internet. Compare these samples during different times of the day to give you a
sense of what it looks like in different lighting.
Before making a selection, ask
yourself, what are you trying to achieve with these window treatments?
Are you trying to acquire privacy? Are you trying to control the
amount of light that enters the room so that it stays cooler, brighter, or
darker? Are you trying to portray a different size for the room? Are you
interested in manual or electric window treatments?
Are you trying to muffle exterior noise and protect from the rays of the sun?
Are you looking for window treatments that are pet friendly? Are you looking
for treatments that are low maintenance?
To decide which window treatments are
best for your home, consider whether the windows face a direction that gets a
lot of sun exposure.
How much sunlight enters the room affects the type of treatments you choose.
You can control that through the type of window treatments you select.
the color of the room affects the mood of the room because by adding a
complementary or contrasting window treatment, it can either enhance or disturb
Furthermore, consider the size of the
room before settling on a particular window treatment. For instance, vertical
window treatments can add height to a room, while horizontal window treatments
give it a relaxing and informal feel. To counterbalance rigid lines of a room,
consider fabric window treatments.
Whatever you decide,
try to keep in mind that window treatments can enhance the look of your room.
Whether you are trying to project a traditional or contemporary look, give
yourself the opportunity to explore several options before making a final
selection on a style for your space.
click on each article for more detailed information and ideas.
Decorative Blinds -
Decorative blinds allow you to control the amount of light in your home.
These ideas will really open your eyes.
Cornices, Swags, and Valances - Lavish your windows with top
treatments available as wood cornices, upholstered cornices, swags, and
- Decorative Curtains and
Drapes - Decorative curtains and drapes add elegance and
sophistication to any window. Here's how to make your room go from drab to
Hardware for Window Treatments - Decorative hardware for window
treatments is the perfect way to make your home go from boring to alluring.
Decorative Shutters -
Decorative shutters are an attractive alternative to traditional window
treatments. Look at these ideas and dare to be different.
Decorative Window Shades
- Decorative window shades offer you a multitude of ways to bring unique
style to your home.
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