Thru My Window: Basic Tips to Help You Pick the Right Window Treatment

Large Window with Curtains

Large Window with CurtainsPicking the right window treatment is like picking the right pair of shoes to go with that dress; the footwear should be attractive but should also match and complement the entire outfit and look you are going for and should be comfortable enough for the activity you have planned. So, just because a particular window treatment looks nice, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s the one you should pick. You must also consider the overall design of the room and the main purpose that the specific window treatment will serve.

Window Treats, Inc. knows that in Fair Haven, shutters, blinds, and curtains are some of the popular window treatments. But how do you pick the right one?

Window Treatment Basics

Torn between curtains and blinds? When it comes to picking between these two, do not fret because you can install both, with blins going underneath the curtains. Having both blinds and curtains will make your window treatment look and feel more tailored and will also give you the ability to control the light to a greater degree. If you want a more formal look, try swapping the blinds for shades.

When picking a window treatment, try matching it with your furniture. Try picking matching colors, styles, and designs. This way, all your elements can work together in harmony instead of clashing with each other. Avoid cluttering your windows, though. Too much of a good thing is not good—and the same goes with window treatments.

Let the Light In

Window treatments also have a practical function to them and that’s to determine how much light enters your home. Your choice of treatment will depend on the part of the house you will install it in. In kitchens, for example, natural light is important but too much light may make it too hot or uncomfortable to use. Also, you want to avoid a bulky feel for your kitchen windows, as you may likewise want to steer clear of a treatment that is high-maintenance. This is where wooden blinds or wooden shades come in—they control the amount of light that enters while still leaving the room with a minimalistic finish.

You don’t have to be an ace designer to dress up a window. In the end, the preference is still up to you. Be guided by these basics and pick something that you will love and meets your needs – that way, you can’t go wrong.