Window Treatment Ideas
Think of window treatments as icing on the cake when it comes to decorating interior rooms of your home. From draperies and roman shades to blinds and plantation shutters, many options are available to dress the windows in your home.
When designing a new home, consider both the placement of windows and window treatments during the design process to ensure that adequate space and in-wall wood blocking is allowed for. For example, drapery panels should be approximately 1.5 to 3 times the width of the window for proper fullness. Wood blocking installed during construction will ensure that mounting hardware is securely attached. When installing window treatments in an existing home, consider mounting options, spacing, and locations of existing HVAC vents and how those items can affect the window treatment you select.
Here are a few suggestions for picking out the perfect window treatment solution for your home.
Take a look around the room to determine the style and color palettes that will work best. Window treatments shouldn’t compete or disappear when you view the room as a whole. Choose a style that is appropriate for your space, like a valance above the kitchen sink or a bathroom window since full length panels would get in the way and be difficult to keep clean. Installing drapery material with texture is a great way to add visual interest to your room if bold color won’t work well for the overall design. Remember, not every window treatment has to be traditional fabric draperies. Explore other options like bamboo shades, honeycomb shades, plantation shutters and more.
If window treatments are not appropriate or simply not desired, consider glass options that can provide both interest and some privacy. Stained glass can make a great design statement, but if colored glass is too much, consider patterned glass instead, as shown in the image below. Wrought iron offers a decorative solution for adding a design element to your windows or doors.
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