Windows are a focal point of every room. They naturally attract attention because of the light they let through and the movement from behind them.
Because of this it is important to choose the right window treatments. Of course function is a priority but style is also a concern for every homeowner. It’s important to be able to relax and enjoy the space that you are in. Luckily there are so many options for finding different styles . You can go to the store or even check a number of online retailers. This is a great way to get an idea of what is out there and available for you to choose from.
Light and privacy This is one of the main concerns for people looking for new window treatments. Privacy and light are a delicate balance a lot of the time, especially for windows that face the street. A good compromise is to layer curtains. Have translucent ones that let in a lot of light as the main treatments, with heavy curtains that can be pulled shut at night time.
Budget This is simple and straightforward. Have an idea of how much you’re willing to spend before you start shopping. This is a good way to shop for anything because you will not get your heart set on one set of window blinds and then realize that they are unrealistic.
Personal Style: In the end, you need to feel comfortable in your home. Make sure you choose styles that you like and will be able to live with for years to come. Avoid trendy options because you run the risk of getting tired of them quickly.
Safety: If you have small children or pets in your home it is a good idea to be weary of cords and strings that could be a choking hazard. A great way to remove this issue entirely is with automated window coverings because they are controlled by a remote.
Curtains and blinds get a lot of attention when it comes to choosing the right kind of window treatment, but don’t forget about shades. They come in a wide range of options, including noise-cancelling.
Woven wood: This is a great way to add a natural feel to a room thanks to the neutral colours and woody texture of the material. They also offer full window coverage for those concerned with privacy. They are perfect for kitchens, garden rooms, and even studies.
Roman shades: Roman shades are treatments with soft and wide pleats which fold to be flat when their cord is pulled. They offer an element of sophistication and elegance that is well suited for a dining room. That being said, they easily fit into any room of the house. There is also a balloon style, where the fabric gathers into billowing bunches when pulled by the cord. This suits formal rooms in the house and adds a touch of drama.
Honeycomb: These are also known as cell shades. They are designed with air pockets in horizontal rows. This helps to regulate the temperature within a room in both the winter and the summer, making them energy efficient shades.
Blackout: This kind of shade lives up to its name. They are made from densely woven material that can block out 100% of the sun’s rays. This is ideal for anyone who is a light sleeper and need to keep their bedroom consistent. It is also a good idea for home theatres.
Solar: Homeowners with rooms that have large windows might want to consider these shades. They are constructed from a sheer weave that protects from UV rays. The beauty of solar shades is that they also do not block the view when drawn, allowing you to still enjoy those windows. They are a good option for sunrooms, kids’ rooms, and any other sun drenched space.
In the end the most important thing to keep in mind is what works best for you and your home. From there you can decide on a budget and style that you would like to find for your window treatments.
January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018
Stories by Steffen Ploeger