Choosing the right window treatments for your home can be stressful. There are so many options and details that contribute to getting the look just right. When you start the process of choosing window treatments for your home, each room should be considered independently. Meaning, you can choose different window coverings for each room, they do not all have to be exactly the same. However, to ensure a good overall design flow for your house they should be similar in style.
To get started, there are a few questions that you will want to consider to help you pair down your options for choosing the right window treatments. First, consider your space. Is the room small or large? Are your ceilings low or high? Do you have a lot of windows or just one?
Second, consider the functionality of the space. Do you need the ability to blackout the light? How much privacy do you want? What are you hoping to accomplish by adding window treatments? Do you need window treatments at all?
Once you have a better understanding of what you need in terms of functionality and room layout then you can begin assessing some of your options to ensure that you choose the right window treatments for your space.
Soften a space
Add height to room
There are limitless color and pattern options
They can be layered to add depth and texture to your space
Additional decorative element added with curtain rod
They provide a range of light filtering and privacy options
When choosing size, make sure they touch floor to avoid being too short
Hang them higher than the top of the window frame and just along the sides of the window frame to make the room and window seem larger
Variety of light filtering and privacy options
Blinds can be paired with drapes or valance
Wood or faux wood elevate the appearance
Child-friendly cordless options are available
Inside mount is typically used
Use outside mount if there is insufficient space for inside mount or if there is an obstruction inside the window frame
Choose roller shade for a minimalistic look
Use woven wood shades to add texture and warmth to space
Roman shades soften the look and add elegance to a room
Be sure to get lined shades to elevate the appearance and functionality
Variety of light filtering options
Variety of textures, colors and patterns available
Installing motorized shades are an option for convenience
Can be paired with a second window treatment option or stand alone
Works well with a variety of home styles from traditional elegance to primitive farmhouse
Use a smooth board-mounted valance for simple and elegant style
Plantation shutters offer a clean, functional and more traditional option
Use inside mount so that shutters are flush with window trim
Custom made solid shutters are a trend that is growing in popularity with farmhouse style homes
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