Ideas for Window Treatments

by Karen Bates
(last updated January 1, 2014)

There are many ways that you can add personality to an area in your home. Paint colors, carpet and flooring, furniture, decorations, and more can all have an effect on the look and feel of a room. How you decide to situate things in a room can completely change the mood.

Although you might not have given it much thought before, the truth is that your windows are another thing that can greatly impact an area. Depending on the kinds of windows you have in your home, different areas may take on a certain look. The size of the window, as well as the style, can change the way a room appears. More than that, though, the window treatments can make a big difference.

Window treatments come in a variety of choices with different functions. Whether your goal is privacy, decoration, or both, you can find some great ideas for window treatments that can work however you need. Some of your choices include:

  • Blinds. This is a simple solution that offers versatility when it comes to letting light in or keeping it out. By setting the blinds at a certain angle, you can have both privacy and the exact amount of light you need. Blinds come in different materials, like wood, plastic, or fabric. Some blinds hang horizontally and others vertically, and the kind you should pick depends on the window you need to cover. Some blinds can, however, be expensive.
  • Curtains. Curtains and drapes offer you an option for giving your windows a unique look while still offering some privacy. You can find curtains in all sorts of lengths, colors, fabrics, patterns, and styles, so you shouldn't have trouble getting just what you like. The kind of material you use will have an impact on how much light comes through. Some curtains and drapes can be costly, but others are very affordable and may not require much work as far as installation goes.
  • Shades. Window shades are an easy way to get privacy for your home. These inexpensive window coverings come in different materials and styles, and are easily pulled up or down to get the right amount of light or privacy.

Whatever you prefer, there is probably a window treatment style that will fit your windows and that you will like as well. Consider your needs, such as cost, light, and privacy issues, to help you determine which treatment will work best in your home.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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