Choosing Custom Window Treatments – Things to Consider
When it comes to choosing the perfect window treatments for your home, there are some things worth your consideration. Your window coverings have a big impact on your decor, and this is a great place for bringing your style to life. Things to consider include color, pattern, texture, and shape.
Color is personal, and you should allow your style and tastes to shine through. It is not uncommon to choose mostly neutral colors for your furniture and reserve your color for throw pillows, art, and other showy accents. If your decor is mostly in neutral colors, your windows are a great place for adding a splashy color. For a spicy look, go with vibrant hues, and for a calming influence go with purples, blues, or greens. Darker colors, when done right, bring the room in close, for a more intimate feeling. Your colors can reflect the style, purpose, or design of the room, or they can showcase your personality and tastes.
A pattern brings colors together in a room, or adds a bit of pizzazz to the style. If your room already has a lot of color, a pattern that has many of those colors in it helps the room meld into a comfortable mix. A pattern makes even very different colors feel harmonious because they are all represented in one place in your pattern. On the other hand, if your room has very little color, you can add flare with a large, bold, or geometric pattern. The pattern does not even need a lot of color to add a calming but interesting touch to an otherwise plain room.
Another idea for patterns is mixing them up. For mixing patterns the general rule is to pair: large-scale, geometric, small-scale, and texture. Stick with the same or very similar colors in your patterns and look for ones that compliment each other. Put the patterns next to each other and see how they feel. If they are comfortable while they are close together, they will work in the space of a room. Don’t be afraid to experiment and have fun with your colors and patterns.
In choosing your decor, remember that mixing different textures makes your style feel three-dimensional. If your room is feeling like the textures all match, your window coverings are a great place to add texture. Smooth and glossy fabrics bring a sense of class and a contemporary flare, while rough coarse fabrics bring a rustic touch. Look at the textures you are already using in your room, and add some contrast or some accents.
Shape is one of the biggest parts of window design. Windows that have a shape, other than the normal square or rectangular, deserve window treatments that allow that shape to show through. Consider plantation shutters to better display these wonderful features. These custom-made shutters perfectly show off the natural style of the window, beautifully.
For normal shaped windows, your choice in window dressings will define the impact of the window in the room. For small windows, use floor to ceiling draperies to add height and drama to the room. Layering draperies over other window treatments brings you so many more options for creating a style that is both comfortable and impressive. Use drapery panels on either side of your window to extend the feeling of window and create a smooth look. Use shutters, blinds, or shades over the actual windows, bringing in more of your color, patterns, and textures to your room. The effect is that the windows are much larger and more impressive than they really are.
At Just Blinds, we can help you find the perfect custom window treatments to bring your style to life. For more information on how beautiful new window treatments will accent your decor, contact us today.