It is important to select the right style, design, and structure for your window treatment. Every house windows are different and custom window covering is the best go-to option for all homeowners.
Here are some window treatment tips to help you get started.
Think about privacy
Window coverings are a great way to cater to the privacy in the room. You can go for blackout blinds if you wish to go full dark even during daytime hours. Or you can install covered blinds if you do not wish anyone peeking in your room from your neighborhood.
How much light do you want in the room?
While choosing the window covering, think about how much light should enter the room. If you like natural sunlight, then go for drapes with chiffon curtains as a back layer. You can also go for the custom blinds on which you can maneuver the opening for the desired amount of light to pass through.
Focus on maintaining the inside temperature
Does your room get freezing cold in the winter season? You can actually be smart about your window treatment and control the inside temperature.
On the other hand, if your room gets burning during the summer season then you can select the right curtain type to keep the heat at bay. The type of curtain and the blinds material you use can have a profound impact on the temperature of the room. This also helps increase efficiency in the house. You can add layers to increase insulation.
Use window coverings as a prop
Yes, window coverings are as a character rather than as a decor. But, why not kill two birds with one stone? Think about the correct window covering design and style.
Make sure you select an appropriate curtain length
If you use long fabric sheets for your curtains, then create a formal atmosphere in the room but decrease the functionality. Imagine, if you have to open or close the curtains on a rainy day, is it easy to do with long floor-length curtains?
Also, choose the length of your curtains according to the type of room. If you are select a window treatment for your children’s room, floor-length curtains are not an ideal option. But, for your own bedroom, they may add to the aesthetic appeal.
Add multiple layers: Play around with various fabrics
If you use sheer, lightweight fabric to add various layers to your window, you can let filtered light pass through the windows creating a cool atmosphere in your room. You can control privacy as well by opening the front layer and keeping the sheer fabric layer at the back.
Go for the blinds only if the room’s architecture is built for it
The size and architecture of the space will determine the window covering or the treatment. At times, the room’s architecture is not of the type that can support or complement the blinds. Let’s say, a room has slanted ceilings at a particular angle, with windows grouped together at the corners, the blinds would look great in such a room.
You do not need a new theme in each room
It is important that the entire theme of your home remains consistent. Do not go for a new look in every room. It is a mistake.
Never install floor-length window coverings in the kitchen
The kitchen is the most used space in the house. It is not smart to install floor-sized curtains on the kitchen windows. It will disrupt the functionality of the space.