Thinking About Upgrading Your Window Treatments? Consider These
Great window treatments involve more than just the fabric. What really sets apart a great treatment from just an average one are the little details. Factors like the trim, stitching and even hardware can make all of the difference in the world.
If you are considering upgrading your window treatments, be sure to consider the following tips.
The reality is that not all fabric will hang perfectly. For example, fabrics that are made of 100% polyester have a tendency to billow out. In cases like this, the importance of stitching comes into play. When you have a fabric that is not hanging like you envision, adding the proper stitching in the proper spot can help you to create the exact look you are going for.
Keep Patterns In Line
You can make your pattern truly stand out by matching up the patterns. This is especially true when windows are near each other. For example, when you have stripes on shades, ensuring that they align when drawn up can really make the overall design shine.
But be prepared as lining patterns up can sometimes require extra fabric to achieve. This will increase the cost.
When creating a space that can achieve total darkness, blackout lining is mandatory. This upgrade takes advantage of a heavy fabric that prevents light from penetrating the window treatments when the shades are drawn. There are times when a special stitch is required in order to prevent any pinholes of light sneaking through.
When it comes to shutters, you pay for what you get. Your choices of materials range from the least expensive designs of polyresin to the most expensive of solid wood, with composite options in between.
If your budget allows for it, go with real wood whenever possible. This will only serve to enhance the overall appearance of the window treatments.
Now You See It (Now You Don’t)
When it comes to hardware and window treatments, you want to be firmly in the camp of “Now You Don’t (See It).” This is one of those upgrades that you don’t know you have until you see it. Oftentimes, visible hardware can create a visual disruption in the window treatments. By hiding the hardware, you present a very clean and visually appealing look.
More Is Better (Except When It Isn’t)
When creating showstoppers, the choice of fabric is going to be a huge factor. But the truth is that no matter how beautiful a fabric is, it will not look good if it is not used correctly.
The fabric must of course match the function and feel of the room. And once this is accomplished, it must be properly presented.
When upgrading your window treatments, you will have an endless number of choices. Everything from fabrics to construction to hardware will need to be determined in order create the specific look you are going for. Because window treatments play such a large role in setting the feel for a room, make sure that you make the smart investment from on the onset.
When considering how best to achieve the perfect look for your room, give us a call. We specialize in custom window treatments and can guide you through the process.