Window treatments can often be an afterthought. The stress of finding the right blinds or curtains to cover your naked windows can make you just forget to cover them altogether. There are so many options that the choices can be overwhelming, and the idea of installing them can be daunting if you’ve never done it before. Instead of stressing out and leaving your windows open to passing neighbors, follow these guidelines to find the perfect window treatments for you.
CHOOSING BLINDS OR CURTAINS
Deciding what you need can be difficult. Instead of making that decision on a whim, ask yourself a few of these questions and you can get a clear idea of what you need. What is your design vision? If you want to be able to easily control the light coming in with a clean look, go for blinds. Does the room you’re worried about allow for easy peeping from the outside? Consider using both blinds and curtains. Do you want to be able to choose from more colors, textures, and designs? Curtains are probably best for you.
DECIDING ON A STYLE
Both curtains and blinds have different styles, even if curtains have a wider range. Depending on which treatment you choose, you’ll have choices to make. For blinds, your options are fairly limited. Most blinds are neutral and can typically either be plastic or wood. If you want modern contemporary, consider wide wooden slat blinds. If you want something more traditional, you can opt for plantation shutters. For curtains, try to decide what aesthetic your room already has. What color or pattern would tie it together? Also keep in mind how much light you want to let in. If you want a light and airy room, consider sheer curtains. Select colors that won’t stick out but rather, compliment the room, and you will love your new window treatments.