How to Choose Window Treatments Like Custom Drapes and Curtains
Deciding on window treatments – like custom drapes and curtains – can at time feel overwhelming. There can be so many options and design ideas that knowing where to start might not always be clear.
But we are here to help! Window treatments like custom drapes and curtains are where we specialize.
If you are considering a window treatment overhaul, be sure to read below. And when you are ready to select and install custom drapes and curtains, be sure to give us a call!
Decision #1: Light or Privacy?
When choosing the right window treatment, homeowners must first understand what the goal is. Are you looking for privacy, light, or both? Understanding what the functional need is for the specific window treatment can go a long way in achieving.
Dual Purpose: Semisheer Design
A semisheer fabric window treatment is ideal when both light and some privacy are required. You can dictate how much light you want to allow into the space by considering the thickness of the fabric that is used. For example, an ultrasheer fabric is not that thick so plenty of light will be able to come through while a thicker fabric will block more light.
This semisheer design is typically used in rooms that always need light and occasionally need privacy. For this reason, semisheer fabric window treatments are typically found in family and living rooms. If you are looking for custom drapes and curtains for your living room, contact us today!
Maximum Privacy: Cellular Shades
There are rooms in a house where maximum privacy is completely necessary. Think: bathrooms, especially those found on the first floor.
For situations like this, cellular shades – or a top-down/bottom-up shade – are the answer. Made using a honeycomb design, this shade makes it possible to walk around without fear of prying eyes. It also does a great job at keeping the heat in and the cold out.
Bedrooms are another dual function room. No matter the location, privacy is a priority (especially for those bedrooms located on the first floor), but natural light is also nice. By utilizing a floor to ceiling drapery, you can create a private wall that is still capable of letting light in.
Flexible Privacy : Roller Shades
Some areas in the house are in need of design flexibility. Roller shades can help fit the bill. Because it is perforated, a roller shade can allow light to pass through while it is also providing privacy.
This can be a great solution when installing a window treatment in a hard to reach area. In situations like this, a hardwired roller shade can be used with a remote.
A midday nap – or even a good night’s sleep – can be as simple as installing custom blackout curtains. By installing blackout shades equipped with blackout lining (an extremely dense fabric that prevents light from getting through), will ensure very little light sneaking into the room. For those looking for absolute darkness, consider installing floor-to-ceiling drapes 18 inches past each side of the window.
Deciding on the right window treatment comes down to understand the job. If you are looking for help with designing and installing the perfect window treatment, especially custom drapes and curtains, we can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment!