Choosing window treatments is not a task that should make you cringe. Instead, you should get excited like a child is when they learn they get to go to the toy store. Whether you are looking to add some color and personality to your home or to improve its function and value, here are some tips you can use so you can select the right window treatments for your situation.
Curtains or Drapes
When choosing drapes or curtains for your windows, don’t focus solely on their design. Pay attention to the type of fabric they are made from. Thick fabrics allow less light and warmth in than thinner and sheerer fabrics. Some fabrics like cotton and microfiber are more durable and hold up well in areas where there may be a lot of dust floating around.
Think about the way you want them to look and how you want them to function. Ask yourself: How much light do you want them to filter through? Do you want your curtains to hide any structural or design flaws? Are you trying to save energy? Don’t forget to consider the kind of mood you want to dominate the room or space.
Shades and Blinds
Although shades and blinds have much in common, you should be careful not to confuse the two. Shades are the less expensive option however, blinds are more versatile and widely used. Both options add privacy and block out light. Blinds have slats and are made of one type of fabric and can be operated with a pulley mechanism. Shades and blinds come in a variety of materials and can be used for any type of settings.
Solar blinds are great for absorbing UV rays and. They are very easy to maintain as well. Roman shades are great if you want to create a soft and elegant atmosphere. You have a lot of flexibility with shades and blinds because they can be custom made to suit your color scheme, function and windows.
To learn more about window treatments and how to select the right one for your space, give the window experts at Just Add Shutters a call at (615) 257-0666 to schedule an in-home consultation.