Decorating is a whole lot of fun, but the idea of making the wrong decision when it comes to window treatments can also be intimidating. The right treatment can make all the difference in a room adding color, texture, style and most of all functionality. In choosing the right treatment there are a few things that come into consideration.
Window Covering Fundamentals
Picking the right type of window coverings not only involves the type of functionality you are looking for, but also style, color and texture to enhance your living space and create that WOW factor as someone enters the room.
The first step is to decide what your goals are for your windows in each specific room. Is it to control the amount of light coming in? Do you need something to help with insulation and cut down on heating and cooling costs? Are you looking to add color or texture to your room? Do you need to update the décor? Once you decide on your goals for each room then you need to look at the available treatments that will help you accomplish your goal.
Let’s first look at the most popular window treatment on the market, 2” wood or faux wood blinds. Blinds come in many slate sizes starting with 1”, 2”, 2 ½” an even 3” which can give you that shutter appearance. Once the slate size has been decided (with 2” being the most popular) then color selection is next. Blinds now come in a multitude of colors to match or enhance your décor whether that be a variation of white or a wood stain, with many unique colors and finishes now available. Next on the checklist, what options are you interested in? Cordless controls? Motorization? Cloth Tapes? Routless to reduce the amount of light coming through?
Once you have made all of your selections you are well on your way to getting the perfect window treatment that will fit your individual needs and accomplish your goals giving your room a whole new look and providing the functionality that you require.