Window Treatments

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated January 27, 2017)

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Window treatments, what are they? Is it just one thing that you can point to and say "That right there is what window treatments are, and that is all that there is to it?" Or are window treatments something more? Perhaps they are a broad category of diverse things that can, and do, make windows more attractive to those who look at it. In all honesty, the definitive answer to these questions depends on who you ask. In my opinion, the answer lies more along the lines of it being a broad category of different items which are designed to make the window, and therefore the entire home, more attractive.

Now, with all of that being said, there are a few things that can help you decide which would be the best type of window treatments for your windows. Simply use these simple guidelines, and you are always going to be pleased with your results.

  • Finances. Whenever you begin any home improvement project, you should first determine what your current financial state is. This helps you know exactly how much you can spend, and believe it or not, window treatments can become very expensive, very quickly. If you know what you can spend before you begin shopping, you won't find yourself with an unpleasant surprise later on.
  • Style. Keep in mind though, that style does not only reflect on the room, but can also mean the style of window treatment as well. Do you want blinds, curtains or drapes? What style is the rest of the room in? Choose window treatments that are going to compliment, not detract from the rest of the room. For example, if you have designed your room in the country style, then you may want to go with some curtains that have a floral pattern or that evoke a feeling of "being on the farm."
  • Material. Probably the single most expensive part of window treatments is the materials that they are made of. Whether it is naturally woven materials like cotton or linen, or maybe something a little more decadent like silk, these are going to dramatically affect the final price.
  • Color. When you are determining the type of window treatment that you want for a room, be sure that you spend some serious time considering the color. As with any type of decorating, be consistent with the use of color through out your rooms. The colors of the window treatments are going to dramatically affect the rest of the room. Make sure that your choices are going to match with the rest of the room.

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Lee Wyatt

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2014-05-20 22:51:15

K hanley

"Function" is the #1 thing to consider when shopping for window treatments.
Do I want "BLACK OUT" shades or drapes (do you work at night and sleep during the day, have a teenager or ill person in that room).
Do I need "PRIVACY" (close neighbor or street facing windows?)A "Top Down Bottom Up" shade/blind has multiple function (the top rail comes down to give light/view while the bottom part of the window still has privacy, its covered.
Temperature, there are fabulous ENERGY EFFICIENT styles to consider if you get direct sun or north facing/cold windows. They can make all the difference for your comfort and protect floors, furniture and art from fading. (At times there are tax rebates)
Now you can think about color, style and what a difference beautiful window fashions can make to your home. If you choose only on how they will look and did not considered the function they serve you will not be happy.


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