What Is the Goal of Your Window Treatment?
When deciding on custom window treatments for your home, the decisions can you leave you feeling overwhelmed and second guessing yourself. Are you looking for blinds or drapes? How about curtains or shades? What sort of fabric will best suite the rest of the room?
The good news is that we can help! If you are looking to update your window treatments, contact us today to see how we can help. In the meantime, here are some tips to help you get started down the right path.
What Do You Need?
When first starting out with your window treatment, the main focus should be on the goal of the design. And that goal is usually creating either privacy or light (or in some cases, both).
Once you know what the purpose of the window treatments is, then you can begin to run through the list of options to achieve.
There are areas of the home that require maximum privacy. By and large, we are talking about bathrooms – especially those that are found on the first floor. For these rooms, many use a cellular shade window treatment. This option can allow you to move about freely without fear of being seen while also still letting light in.
Bedrooms are also places where you want maximum privacy and complete darkness. This is where blackout curtains come into play. Blackout shades have an extremely dense lining that prevents light from penetrating into the room. They can be perfect for blocking out any street lights that are on all night.
Common areas like family and living rooms always need light. So when you are designing for these settings, you need to look for solutions that will help brighten the area.
One such solution are semisheer window treatments. This fabric can allow light to filter through while still offering subtle hints of privacy. Depending on what exactly you are looking for, you can also dictate the amount of light that comes through by taking into consideration the thickness of the fabric. An ultrasheer fabric will let the most light in with a thicker fabric will provide less light.
Best of Both Worlds
There are spaces in the home that require both light and privacy at different times of the day. For example, first-floor bedrooms tend to need more privacy than those on the second floor, but you want natural light in both. One way to achieve this is to implement draperies into the window treatment.
Consider a floor-to-ceiling drapery design. This setup will create a sense of privacy, yet the fabric can still let light in.
When considering what window treatment is best for you, homeowners need to first start with the specific room. What is the goal of the window treatment? Do you want privacy in this room? Are you looking to let natural light filter through?
Once you have a clear purpose then it is time to start exploring the numerous options to achieve the look and feel that you desire. And this is our specialty! To learn more about how we can help you achieve the perfect look, contact us today.