The windows are the eyes of a home. Windows are often chosen to be the focal point of a room and they are usually the first things people notice as they enter a home. However, it is not just the window that matters for interior decorating purposes, but what surrounds the windows! From blinds to drapes to shutters, window treatments are really what adds life to a home.
While decorating the interior of your home, it is important to keep a few things in mind when picking window treatments. Here’s a list of details to consider that will help you narrow down your options.
You want your drapes to enhance the window, not overwhelm it. Choosing the right fabric is essential to making sure this doesn’t happen. Not only that but picking the right material can mean the difference between long-lasting Drapes and those that wear away within a few years. For example, if the window treatment fabric is too light they may not handle being tied up all the time, and if they are made from the wrong fabric they could flair and not drape correctly.
In addition, it’s crucial that you pick drapes that fit in seamlessly with the current design of the space. At the most basic level, this means that the colors you choose should match or coordinate with the colors of the walls, flooring, and furniture. When your walls or furniture already feature bold prints or stripes, then choosing patterned drapes could create a painful clash throughout the room so be careful when mixing patterns (a design consultant is especially helpful in this area). In general, take care to choose fabrics that blend compliment your home’s existing interior design. If you know that you plan to further update your home decor in the coming years, take care to choose fabrics that will complement a wide variety of color tones and styles.
To figure out the right length of your drapes, consider the size of your room. A smaller room can instantly look larger with drapes that come to the floor. Just keep in mind that if you are going to have drapes that pool on the floor, pick a sturdier fabric that will hold up and won’t show visible signs of dust.
Automated window treatments are becoming more and more common. Many newly renovated homes have "smart" blinds or Drapes that can be lowered or raised with the push of a button. Plus, having automatic window treatments can be exceptionally helpful for homeowners with high windows that are a pain to reach!
Considering these three details will help you pick the right window treatments for your home. If you need any help deciding what to do, don’t hesitate to contact us today!