GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - Choosing the right window treatment for your home is an important artistic, design element. They’re aesthetically pleasing – adding style, color and texture; they’re also functional – providing privacy, light control and comfort. You may want to consider blinds, shades, a valance, full drapery treatment or a combination. Because there are so many options, here are some things to consider when choosing the right window treatment for your home.
Type of room: bedroom, living room, family room; formal or informal. Different rooms serve different functions so your window treatments from room to room DO NOT need to be the same.
Location of the room: do you need privacy, room darkening, do you need to filter sunlight, or is this a media room where you need black-out blinds or drapery.
Color, texture and style: you want window coverings that complement the color and style of the room. A similar or neutral color works well if your furniture or wallpaper is bold; if it’s more neutral, than use your window treatment to add that artist pop of color and texture.
Fabric: Some fabric requires professional care for cleaning, others can be machine washed. You’ll know which one is right for you.
Length and width: If your windows are standard, you’ll be able to find ready-made treatments. If you have shaped or odd size windows, you’ll need to custom order the treatment.
Think décor: Lastly, (but certainly not least!) think of window treatments as the frosting on your artist and well-designed cake. Try patterned panels to take an already-lovely room to the next level, or go glam with metallic textures. Because I like to switch my decor each season, I like to use a light, airy pattern in the summer and heavy tweed in the winter.
Find what works best for you, and go for it! Click here for more inspiring, artistic design ideas from Standale Interiors.
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