4 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Window Treatments
Window treatments are an effective way to ensure privacy, control light, and improve energy efficiency, but the many options you have to choose from can be overwhelming for the average homeowner. But remember, here at Great Looks Blinds, our design experts are always standing by to assist in your search for the perfect window treatments for your Woodhaven home or business. In this article from our shutter company, there are a few basic tips ranging from minimalist industrial to classic regal elegance to get you started on making the most of your window treatment choices.
1. Less Is More
Window blinds and shades present the most streamlined, linear minimalist style. The flat surface of shades when closed and their nearly invisible look when open doesn’t interfere with any architectural features of the window frames that you want to accentuate. Window blinds throw straight lines and precise angles into the mix for a more industrial, modern vibe that isn't too busy. They're a perfect fit for pretty much any room in your home, from your bedroom to your office and everything in between.
2. Mountings Matter
Your choice of mounting for your blinds or shades also matters. Mounting on the inside of the window frame again brings architectural features of the frame to the forefront and makes them pop, as well as promotes a more conservative, space-saving, minimalist ambiance. Mounting on the outside of the frame takes up more of your interior space but removes some of the hard lines of the perimeters and softens the general effect.
3. Add Some Color, Texture, And Patterns
Variations of colors, materials, patterns, and textures can further tone down the precise, linear feel or shades and blinds. Roman shades add more contour and shape with folds of fabric serving the same aesthetic purpose of blinds, but softer. Triple shades also mimic the harder lines of blinds, but fabric and other materials soften the overall effect and also enhance energy efficiency by trapping air in the cells and providing another layer of insulation. Woven fabric and bamboo shades add an organic, natural aspect, as do wood and faux wood blinds. You can even mix and match colors, textures, and patterns in your home to create a unique aesthetic for each room.
4. Step Outside The Box
Moving away from minimalism and towards a more ornamental, regal style, curtains can offer a more customized, artistic ambiance. It's important to note that when measuring for curtains, you should always increase your measurements to one and a half to two times the length of the window to allow for bunching, which adds folds, contours, and character. Combining window treatments like blinds, shades, and shutters with curtains, sheers, and drapes gives endless opportunities for self-expression and style combinations that’ll make your window treatments unique to your home.
Winning window treatments are a breeze when you put your trust in the window blind experts at Great Looks Blinds and Shutters. Give us a call when you want a shutter company that can help you make the most of your wide range of choices and styles when it comes to window treatments.