If you’re looking to freshen up the look of your space there are a ton of things you can do. You can get a fresh paint job, invest in some new furniture, or add a new rug, but one of the easiest ways to upgrade your room is to get rid of those outdated window treatments! A good set of window treatments is the easiest way to turn your house into a home by adding color and warmth into the space.
Understanding how to incorporate window treatments into your space is just as important as which options you select. If you’re not careful, the wrong window treatments can ruin a room’s aesthetics. You can avoid a catastrophe by understanding a few basics:
Layer Your Window Treatments
The most stylish rooms use a mixed set of window treatments to add in a bit of pizazz. For example, consider installing shades and then framing them with drapes or paring a gorgeous set of Roman shades or plantation shutters with a stylish valance. These options are both chic and functional. By layering your window treatments, your windows will be better insulated and as a bonus, your windows become the stylish focal point of your room.
However, the key here is not to go overboard with your design. Too much fabric on your windows can make your room feel dark and uninviting. Before you commit to anything, try layering a few different styles to ensure that enough natural light can still enter the space.
Consider Shutters or Blinds with Wider Slats
Any good window treatment will add style to your space, but the great ones complement your home’s architecture. If you’re in the market for blinds or indoor shutters, we recommend choosing wood for faux wood options with wider slats. While these upscale window treatments will be an investment for your space, they will most certainly increase the value of your home and will look great for years to come.
When you’re on a tight budget, window treatments are often the last thing that people consider. But don’t sell yourself short by buying cheap plastic blinds. While they may some money upfront, plastic blinds break and discolor easily. They are also harder to keep clean and will prevent your room from looking its best.
Incorporate Different Treatments in Each Space
You want your home to reflect your style and personality. This can be done by letting each room in your home tell its own unique story. Use different window treatments in each room so that each area of your home or business stands out. However, don’t make the mistake of thinking there is a one-size-fits-all solution for dressing your windows. No one house is designed exactly alike, so it’s always good to trust your instinct when it comes to styling small or tricky areas. The important thing to remember is that regardless of which window treatment options you choose, they should allow for better light and temperature control in your space. Consider what the specific needs are for each room and style accordingly.