Choosing the Right Window Treatment
Making the most out of your windows goes far beyond the window installation. Window treatments are a great way to make a home more beautiful, inviting, and comfortable with minimal expense and maximum effect. However, many people find themselves wondering what to do when it comes time to decide which window treatments will best complement their home.
Whether your priority is form, function, or a combination of the two, consider all of the options to help ensure that you make the right investment. Here’s a look at a few of the available options. Then you can decide which complements your home best.
A classic approach available in all shapes and sizes, soft treatments can be an excellent option for those who value a combination of style and privacy. The first factor to consider is the level of light you want to allow through. Sheers can set an ambient tone that will flood your home with soft and gentle light.
Blackout draperies, on the other hand, are a great way to go for entertainment rooms that require darkness and solitude but are also an asset for the rooms of young children who need a little extra help going to sleep. As an extra bonus, thick fabric can actually help improve the acoustics of any room they are installed in.
Adjustable for the level of light and visibility you prefer, blinds may be the easiest way to transform the atmosphere of your interior spaces on the fly. There are many options of blinds that are cost-effective, which is another plus that any homeowner can appreciate.
Don’t think, however, that window blinds come in only one variety. Experimenting with slat size and material can add just as much personality to your interior as soft treatments, if not more. Blinds can be horizontal or vertical, and come in a variety of materials to suit your individual design preferences.
Wood blinds are always a good alternative to plastic and experimenting with lighter earth tones can be a good escape from the standard cream palette. Faux wood blinds are durable and can be a great option in a bathroom or other high-moisture area.
Translucent shades are perfect for setting the right mood for windows that receive plenty of direct sunlight. Get the look and feel you are hoping for in your interior by using light-filtering materials. Providing a clean, modern look, and easy to use, roller shades have been a popular choice for years. If you are looking for the perfect room to try a new shade in, consider the bathroom. A well-placed roller shade can provide instant privacy when it is needed.
Roman shades are a classic style available in a variety of color and fabric options. These shades are designed to stack in a looping style as they are drawn. They provide a specific look and can be a factor in your overall room style, but may be harder to clean than traditional curtains.
For something a little different, consider cellular, or honeycomb, shades. These shades are made from solid lightweight pleated fabric that forms a common honeycomb pattern, trapping air to provide added insulation and comfort. Some cellular shades slide up from the bottom or down from the top, giving you great flexibility. These shades are available in a cordless option, making them cleaner visually, and safer for children and pets.
Shutters are considered furniture for your windows. Offering style, light blocking and privacy, shutters can bring functionality as well as character to your home. Shutters can be built in virtually any shape making them an ideal choice for speciality shaped windows.Additionally, shutters are one of the only window treatments that add value to your home and a return on your investment.
Make the right choice
Choosing the right window treatment means considering a wide range of different factors. Light levels, style, privacy, price, and ease of use all play a role in the right addition to your home.
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