Choosing the Right Window Treatments For Your Home
Are you having trouble choosing the right window treatments? You've come to the right place. Each window and room deserves special attention. Weather conditions, lighting affect and visual appeal are just a few things you will want to consider when choosing the right window treatments.
If direct sunlight or strong winter winds hound your windows, mount treatments within the frame of each window will help insulate your room. Tent- flap-style curtain panels have clean lines that look neat whether open or closed.
If you have double-hung windows, consider asymmetric swags draped across the top of each window that cascade down. For privacy, layer sheers beneath the swags. For a more sophisticated choice in window treatments you can hang full decorative panels over a curtain rod on matching tiebacks.
Open up a double-hung window and let the summer breeze in by framing the window with flowing panels clipped to rings that open easily across a decorative rod.
Curtain panels hung from a decorative rod are a classic choice for window treatments and are a fit for any window configuration. Accentuate the shape of your windows by suspending a narrow panel between each pane. For a bay window you can simply mount the rod on the foreground wall. Another classic choice of window treatment, pleated drapery panels give elegance to a room. Add a formal, decorative statement by adding an angular valance.
A solid choice for almost any window, drapery panels can be formal or casual. Simple, clean lines contrast nicely with arched windows. For added privacy, fan-shape shutters fit many standard arched shapes.
Ah, the kitchen! Filled with appliances and wall cabinets, window treatments can brighten the space and give a cozy feel that says, “home.”. Here are the four things you need to consider when choosing kitchen window treatments.
1. Decoration: Fabrics that have bright colors and designs give decor to a kitchen. Trims, tassels, fringe, or bold banding give the treatment a finished look.
2. Privacy: You might be tempted to forgo window treatments in your kitchen until you realize the neighbors and passing strangers can see you. Consider quick-draw curtains, or blinds and shutters, which can be opened and closed easily with a wand.
3. Sunlight: Direct, harsh sunlight can raise interior temperatures, fade wood floors, dull cabinet finishes and damage fabrics. To protect your kitchen space from too much sun, look for window coverings that advertise their protection abilities. Many sheer treatments, such as cellular and solar shades, will disclose how much of the UVA and UVB rays they screen.
4. Maintenance: Keeping window treatments clean in a kitchen is vital. Window treatments that are near a stove or sink will soak up splatter and odors. Consider the material of your window treatments. It will make all the difference in how easy it is to maintain your window treatments. For example, you can simply launder and rehang fabric valances and curtains, and you can wipe down vinyl blinds, solar shades, and shutters with soapy water.