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Window treatments for your living room

Posted: Saturday, November 27th, 2010 | Filed under: interior design, modern window treatments, Shading systems
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Living room windows

Living room windows

We spend most of our time in our living rooms and our family rooms, this calls for great attention when choosing a window treatment for these rooms. Not only do we spend most of our time in the living room, our living rooms are usually a large focal point for guests. Adorned with larger windows then the rest of the home, the correct choice in window blinds, shades, curtains or draperies are very important.

Privacy, the sun’s glare, and the décor of your living room play an important part in choosing which window treatments are best for your home. You may have a media center on one side of your living room and a large window on the opposite end of your living room causing glare to your television. This situation can ruin any family movie night at its best! In this instance, blackout shades or heavy roman shades could be a great addition to your window.

Color, texture, patterns and style all play a huge factor in the type of window treatments you select in your living room. If you’re starting your living room’s décor from a clean slate make sure you incorporate your window treatment into the plan and not after your décor is complete. If you’re only updating your current window treatments make sure to consider the design of your living room and find ways to make your window treatment choice work well within your living room’s design.

It’s vital to consider function first and window treatment styles second; remembering what we discussed regarding a glare in your television ruining a family movie night, there are other ways your window treatment can be functional for you. If you’re the type to like privacy part of the day but like to open the house up and get fresh air most of the day, maybe a roller shade would be ideal for you. Darken the room when you want privacy and rolling your shades up as you want to open the room up may work better for you. Think about the appearance and the functionality of a window treatment when choosing which is best for your home.

Window treatments for your bedroom

Posted: Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | Filed under: interior design, window shading, window treatments
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Bedroom window treatments

Bedroom window treatments

Bedrooms are our sanctuary, the room where we need solitude and where we want the most privacy. In choosing window treatments for bedrooms we must consider many factors. We change our clothes in our rooms and we rest in our bedrooms, knowing this means it is vital to choose window treatments that provide our bedroom privacy and add to the appearance of our bedrooms.

Curtains, drapes or valances can add flair to any bedroom. In picking the style best for your bedroom décor you need to decide what message you want to create in your bedroom. If your bedroom is pretty simple then plain sheers will work well. Drapes are more of an elegant window treatment for those with a romantic bedroom setting. Heavy drapes in rich fabrics can make your bedroom into one fit for a queen and a king full of romance.

Shutters and blinds will do the trick in adding privacy to your bedroom as well. Window blinds are a great way to add privacy to your bedroom and can be used alone or with curtains, drapes or valances. To add to the décor of your bedroom it is recommended use window blinds with a nice curtain, drape, or valance. Use fabric blinds are often fine without another type of window treatment. Using fabric blinds will add color and privacy to your bedroom.

Window shutters are a great alternative to the basic blind when adding window treatments to your bedroom. Plantation shutters cover the whole window and can be opened and closed to let light in or provide privacy. These shutters look beautiful in a bedroom with a country look or a bedroom with a cottage look. Cafe shutters are window treatments that cover only the bottom half of the window and swing open to let light in. Café Shutters are great for the beach or cottage look but allow for less privacy.

There are many types of window treatments that can be used. Listed here were just a few possibilities to get your creative juices flowing. Drapes, shutters, and blinds are all great for the bedroom. Make sure you add to your bedroom’s décor when picking the right window treatment for the look you’re trying to achieve.

Your Room Before Window Treatments And After Window Treatments

Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 | Filed under: window blinds, window shading, window treatments
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Moving into a new home is like working with a clean canvas for an artist. A more experiences artist will make the empty canvas a beautiful painting all too soon. The artist may get started right away and have a master piece. An artist may take the time to sort out how they should begin; we’re then presented with a master piece. Unlike the artist and his canvas; our home can have lack of character or have character that speaks boring and ancient to many visitors just by not having the right window treatments or by not having any window treatments at all.

Looking back at pictures of my home just as I was still getting settled; I don’t see a home at all. I see a blank canvas begging to be painted upon. Begging for textures, colors, and patterns; this was a simple fix for our home. After I settled in, I see the textures, colors, and patterns very well now. Looking at my clean slate before and my masterpiece now in regards to home decor; I see the only difference was the beautiful window treatments I added and a few plants that were missing. Window treatments can change the statement of the whole room.

Adding window treatments that speak to your style is all it takes sometimes. You can have an otherwise bland look in your family room and then add bright window treatments; your family room now pops with color and speaks of energy. Your kitchen may look like a room with little visitors because there is no comfort flow to it at all. Add some window treatments and give it down home countries feel instead of a feel of just a plain room that gets cooked in. Is your bedroom window treatments outdated? Add some long drapes that flow to the ground to create a statement of elegance and romance. The options are endless.

Window Treatments to Give Your Room a Beach House Feel

Posted: Thursday, November 4th, 2010 | Filed under: Roller Shades, Roman shades, Shading systems, window shading, window treatments
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Designer window treatments

Designer window treatments

Do you live near the beach and haven’t the faintest clue as to which window treatments are best for you? Maybe you don’t live near the beach at all, but your goal is to set a beach-like feeling as you walk through your home. If this is the case, there are many varieties available for you to incorporate a beach-like feeling within your window treatments as well as the rest of your home’s décor.

There are many varieties in window treatments available to give your home a beach house feel. Options to create a beach setting in regards to your window treatments are as followed:

• Use wide slat wood blinds in white or a natural color

• Use a reed style roll-down shades

• When using curtains or valances keep them light-weight and airy to let the natural light shine through.

Use woven wood shades, also known as bamboo shades despite the material they’re made from. You may find woven shades in materials like grass, bamboo, rope, wood planks & more. Woven woods offer casual, natural looks which will give you beach-themed décor.

• Plantation shutters work wonders. Shutters look very upscale and are less casual than woven wood shades. Shutters help with sun protection and help in storm protection, which is great if you actually live beach side. The beach can be hot and humid with scorching sunlight, faux wood shutters will not crack, fade or warp in these elements.

Any of these options mentioned will help you get the beach-feel you’re looking for. Mainly the important factor in choosing the right window treatment for your beach haven is to choose something light weight, letting the sun in and being able to see your beautiful ocean view, if you have one.