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Window Covering Design Trends for Home Gyms

Posted: Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 | Filed under: Home Design, interior design, modern window treatments, window treatments
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Window Home GymSpecialized rooms like home gyms are a luxury that can make it easier to fit an exercise regimen in your lifestyle.  Whether you have a large room with multiple machines, a minimal space for yoga, or an opulent room with a sauna or shower area, there are special considerations when it comes to selecting the best window coverings for this area of the home. Read more »

Modern Window Treatment Ideas

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Modern Window Treatments

Modern Window Treatments

Modern home design, including window treatments is a great way to incorporate design and aesthetic features into your windows. Window treatments provide privacy, help block outside light from entering and also add a decorative detail to your interior. Depending on how much light you want entering your room, there are many different window treatment options available to suite your needs.

Modern window treatments are often associated with clean, simple lines and many times are eco-friendly. Roller shades are a great example of clean, simple window treatments. With the minimal look, this type of window treatment provides an aesthetically appealing solution. Because roller shades can be customized in a wide variety of fabric options, many interior designers and homeowners are choosing roller shades. Roller shades have quickly become the preferred window covering of modern interiors, and now that manufacturers have started offering “green” fabric options, there are even more options available.

Since many modern interiors are associated with clean, simple and straight lines, another window treatment option available would be folding shades. Folding shades can be designed to complement any interior. There are simple, motorized shade systems and manual systems. Folding shades can be in the form of accordion-style pleated shades (also referred to as honeycomb shades) or they can be Roman shades. Roman shades are designed to block out the sun, but when opened they stack up evenly. Most people are familiar with honeycomb shades or cellular shades are elegant and very energy efficient. These window treatments are very durable and when opened, they also stack in an accordion-like fashion.

One last type of window treatment used in many modern interiors is drapery systems. Draperies operate in a vertical direction, still offering solar control, but in a different way than most horizontal window treatments. Drapery systems can be simple and clean, like most modern interiors, but they can offer the final style touch that any room needs. There are many different styles of draperies that can be customized for different designs.

Window treatments for your living room

Posted: Saturday, November 27th, 2010 | Filed under: interior design, modern window treatments, Shading systems
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Living room windows

We spend most of our time in our living rooms and our family rooms, this calls for great attention when choosing a window treatment for these rooms. Not only do we spend most of our time in the living room, our living rooms are usually a large focal point for guests. Adorned with larger windows then the rest of the home, the correct choice in window blinds, shades, curtains or draperies are very important.

Privacy, the sun’s glare, and the décor of your living room play an important part in choosing which window treatments are best for your home. You may have a media center on one side of your living room and a large window on the opposite end of your living room causing glare to your television. This situation can ruin any family movie night at its best! In this instance, blackout shades or heavy roman shades could be a great addition to your window.

Color, texture, patterns and style all play a huge factor in the type of window treatments you select in your living room. If you’re starting your living room’s décor from a clean slate make sure you incorporate your window treatment into the plan and not after your décor is complete. If you’re only updating your current window treatments make sure to consider the design of your living room and find ways to make your window treatment choice work well within your living room’s design.

It’s vital to consider function first and window treatment styles second; remembering what we discussed regarding a glare in your television ruining a family movie night, there are other ways your window treatment can be functional for you. If you’re the type to like privacy part of the day but like to open the house up and get fresh air most of the day, maybe a roller shade would be ideal for you. Darken the room when you want privacy and rolling your shades up as you want to open the room up may work better for you. Think about the appearance and the functionality of a window treatment when choosing which is best for your home.

Window Treatments for Your Kitchen

Posted: Saturday, October 23rd, 2010 | Filed under: interior design, window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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Choosing the right window treatments could be difficult if you don’t know what your options are. How do you pick your kitchen’s window treatments? A few tips include, use lightweight window coverings that let the natural light indoors but that will still allow for privacy. Window treatments should match your kitchen’s décor, picking colors that accent the décor elements that you already include in your kitchen is ideal.

Kitchen window treatments

Kitchen window treatments

There are many options available in regards to kitchen window treatments. Cafe curtains add a comfortable flair to any kitchen. Café curtains let lots of light in. You can find this type of window treatments in themed sets or you can find sheer cafe curtains with embroidered designs like flowers. The classic kitchen blinds can work and they come in many materials such as faux wood, aluminum, vinyl blinds, and more. Blinds are an affordable option. Roller window shades are another economical kitchen window treatment. Roller window shades add style and functionality. These window treatments are easy to clean and have a large color selection. Another option includes pleated shades. Pleated shades let in the natural light and offer a great amount of privacy. Pleated shades come in a variety of colors and patterns as well. Roman shades are known for a clean look, and are also available in many colors and designs. A simple valance that matches your décor may be all that you need to add the flair you’re looking for.

The choice of styles in regards to window treatments for your kitchen is endless. Look at the many options available to you online or at your local hardware store. Look at the materials that best fit your home décor, look for textures that will add flair, and look for hardware to add the statement you’re looking for. Make sure the window treatments you choose for your kitchen have the functionality you need in your kitchen. Knowing t possibilities and looking at many available styles will aide you in picking the right window treatments for your home.