It may seem counterintuitive to consider new window treatments as the days lengthen and views brighten. In reality though, as the sun shines longer and stronger, it’s all the more important to consider appropriate covering options. There are plenty of ways to dress your windows attractively and adorn your living space while also protecting furnishings and controlling indoor temperatures. Here are some helpful hints on how…
Function – choose the right type of treatment throughout your home for practicality purposes. For example, oversized drapery pooling on the floor in a small condo will cause it to seem crowded, provide a trip hazard and isn’t easy to clean under. Instead, think of subtle solar shades or light, airy curtains that allow light in and create a feeling of spaciousness.
Style – since you’ve decorated your home with a certain design aesthetic, it makes sense to choose the right window treatment that compliments it. Whether selecting discrete roller blinds for a modern, minimal space or rustic wooded shutters for a Victorian cottage, ensure your dressing coordinates with other elements for a complete and cohesive look.
Tricks – window hangings can enhance a room in numerous ways. Using colour, texture and pattern will add interest or even become a focal point. Floor to ceiling panels will increase visual height by drawing the eye upwards. Sheers will brighten an area yet provide privacy, while blackout blinds will darken a bedroom and aid with sleep. Sweet dreams!
Peter Oudejans, founder of OUDEJANS INTERIORS, provides feedback on his latest projects as well as highlighting exciting trends in the world of interior design.