Photo: Graber Blinds
Choosing the right window treatment to complement your interiors can be overwhelming. But when you consider a few important factors, you’re sure to find the solution that works best for you.
CONSIDER THE PURPOSE OF THE ROOM
By taking a fresh look at your space and the way you use it, you can identify the best design style for your window treatments.
A spacious room used for entertaining can be elevated with uniquely patterned drapery. Enhance the elegance by layering the drape over a blind, shade or shutter.
Simple yet sophisticated, Roman shades may be just the right look for your home office.
A more contemplative room might welcome a view to the outdoors. Bottom up/top down shades may do the trick, while still allowing for privacy.
Because bathrooms have a higher humidity level, consider blinds made of faux wood or a composite material—both of which withstand moisture.
Natural shade materials bring the outdoors in, adding a textural element to a room that is a showpiece in your home. Similarly, wood shutters give a room true distinction—whether your style is traditional or modern or something in between.
CHECK EXPOSURE TO THE ELEMENTS
Exposure to sunlight or heat/cold can cause uncomfortable temperature fluctuation, as well as damage to textiles, flooring and furniture. Windows facing south or west can suffer the most. High humidity rooms require special consideration as well.
With motorized treatments, you enjoy total control at the touch of a button, and you also increase safety in your home by eliminating cords at your windows.