Window coverings and customized treatments provide “that finishing home touch” that makes each room feel more complete, inviting, and cozy. But, trying to decide which Wynnewood, PA window blinds, shades, and shutters are best for your space is tough. Before you choose, experts in home design advise homeowners to consider the windows themselves, first, as well as the role the new window treatments need to provide. Doing so will yield results in window coverings that best meet homeowners’ needs.
Here’s what homeowners need to consider before investing in new window coverings.
Evaluate Privacy Needs
Most importantly, homeowners need to consider their privacy needs. Discretion and concealment directly affect the comfort level for all inhabitants indoors, as well as the security of everyone in the family—especially as cities become more populated and living spaces get smaller. That said, there are varying needs in different rooms. Bedrooms will require complete concealment, at least as an option. Other rooms, such as kitchens and living rooms may not. Suggestions:
- Top down/bottom up shades (work well in any room). This feature allows homeowners to customize the amount of privacy and light they want.
- Solar shades (for the living room, family room, and other non-private rooms). This category offers varying levels of openness; the smaller the number, the tighter the weave in the shade (e.g.: harder to see through).
- Blinds. Depending on the material, blinds can provide complete privacy and control over room darkening—especially when paired with drapes.
- Shutters. This specific window covering provides a level of control over natural light filtration and privacy that others can’t.
Match Window Treatments to Room Decor
It’s too easy to create a disjointed look in your space with the wrong window treatments. To match well, be sure not to consider the window treatments as an afterthought. They need to coordinate with the style and colors in the room. Some fabrics don’t work well with certain textures, for example. Here are a few expert suggestions:
- Use fabrics and hues that relate to the throw pillows and artwork you have.
- Use both smooth and rough textures to add depth to a room—like a shag rug paired with flat shutters of complementing colors.
- Keep the 60-30-10 color rule in mind. This means that 60% of the room is “the main color” (walls, area rugs, furniture, etc.), 30% is “the secondary color” (draperies, accent chairs, linens, etc.), and 10% is left for “accent colors” (throw pillows, artwork, etc.).
Play into the Window’s Features—and Against its Shortcomings.
If you have uniquely shaped windows or exceptional architecture, do whatever you can to draw attention to them. Interesting design is intriguing and sets the home apart—you don’t want your window treatments hiding that. Conversely, tiny windows, oddly placed windows, etc. can be made to work within your space with the right eye. For example, homeowners can set the curtains well above the window to accentuate its height.
For more suggestions on how to choose the right window blinds, shades, and shutters in Wynnewood, PA, give the pros at Blinds & Drapery Showroom a call at (610) 853-0900. Our showroom is full of ideas for you to check out, too; come, see us at 1247 W Chester Pike, Havertown, PA 19083. We look forward to working with you!