Window treatments can be a decorative element, and can also serve to be functional and practical as well. From draperies to roller shades to skylight shades to folding shades, each can be customized based on the style and functionality you’re trying to achieve for your specific room. It’s very important to consider adding modern window treatments throughout your home during your interior design process. Designers depend on windows for a certain brightness, creating or accenting a specific focal point of a room. Furniture is usually places based on the window locations and window shades should be designed as part of the room, not as a separate décor piece.
Be sure to explore all of the different options you have. There’s a wide range of window treatments and a number of manufacturers to choose from. Be willing to try different looks during your design process. You should use some form of window treatments, minimal or not, they provide a great texture while maintain a clean, natural look. Trying out different window shades can give your room a different look and feel, so depending on your other interior design elements, you may enjoy a certain look over another.
Once you’ve decided on the look of your room, you may want to think about the function of the window treatments. Window shades can provide privacy when wanted to needed and can also control the amount of natural sunlight entering the room. When window shades are closed, they can block out the sunlight and unwanted heat. Sunlight can damage your interior furnishings, so it’s important to close and window shades when you’re not home.
Before running out to purchase some window treatments, you should take some time to research your options. What type of window shades will work best for your windows? Which shades will accent your favorite piece of furniture? Would you rather folding shades or roller shades? Take your time in deciding which option is right for you. Explore the market and talk with an expert who can give you information and recommendations based on your preferences.« back