Window treatments are an important aspect of a room’s décor. They can make or break a room’s design and ambience. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing window treatments for your home, such as the color, style, and material. They’re usually the last thing or final touch you add during the interior decoration.
Blinds are one of the most popular types of window treatments because they come in so many different styles and materials. They’re affordable, easy to install, and don’t require any special skills to use them properly. Blinds come in various types such as wood blinds or vinyl blinds. They are often used as an economical option for covering large windows and patio doors or as an alternative to curtains. Window treatments are not just for decoration; they also help to control light and temperature. They can also play a role in privacy and security. Let us look at how to go about choosing the right window treatment for your windows.
Measure the Windows
The first thing you should do is to measure the windows correctly. This will help you choose the right type of window covering for your windows. You can use a measuring tape or ask a friend to help you with this.
Consider how much light you want in your room. If you want more light inside of your room, then opt for curtains or sheer curtains with blinds. If you want more privacy and less light, then opt for blinds with a thicker material like wood blinds. Here are a few treatment types:
Drapes: Drapes are usually described as floor-length panels with a backing that provides them with structure. They hang on a rod attached to the wall that gives them a professional look.
Curtains: Curtains usually offer a relaxed look compared to the drapes. They hang slightly below the window sill and the fabric is thinner and lighter. Just like the drapes, they too hang from a rod.
Shades: Shades are also made from fabrics similar to the curtains. They are attached to a rod or frame at the top and also come with a lifting mechanism. This raises the panel to let light in. you can get shades in different styles i.e. they either roll around at the top or get stacked up.
Blinds: Like shades, blinds for windows are attached to a frame at the top. However, they’re made of hard slats or louvers instead of fabric, which tilt to let light in. You can find them in any range of materials, such as bamboo, plastic, wood, aluminum, or vinyl. These are the most popular of all other window treatments today.
Tips for Choosing the Right Window Treatment
Now that the various different treatments have been listed let us look at a few more tips that will help you understand how to make the right choice when it comes to the window treatment process.
Choose the Right Length:
Generally, a longer fabric is used in professional or formal settings. This long fabric panel proves to be less functional also. So, it is important to consider how many times in a day you would be opening and closing these window treatments. Another important point to note here is if you’re opting for floor-length drapes, always hang them two inches from the ceiling or four inches above the window molding. This makes the room appear larger than it is.
Seek Advice from the Architect
Sometimes, the space might allow room for the type of window treatment you might have in mind. The architecture of the room might not allow you to build a rod across the window. And even if you do somehow manage to build it, it might ruin the look of the room. Talk to your architect and listen to their suggestions on the kind of window you want and the shape of the room you need.
Every Room Doesn’t Need To Be Unique
Generally, people might prefer different themes for each room in their house. With each changing theme, they might also have different ideas for window treatments in each room. This causes a lot of problems in terms of consistency across the rooms in terms of design, and is also a waste of money as the end product might not look as good. With each room having its own window treatment, it might look off.
These are some of the tips and tricks for choosing the right window treatments for your room.