Exploring Window Treatment Options
How you dress your windows can make or break your room design. The good news is that there are many options to choose from, so youíre bound to find a window covering that you love and that gives your room a little something extra to take it from ordinary to fabulous.
Natural materials like bamboo and wood bring the outside in, adding texture and interest to a casual or themed decorating scheme.
Donít be afraid of color. Window curtains are ideal for adding color to a room and are an easy way to update your look. From vibrant jewel tones in the living room to soft, restful hues in the bedroom, using colored treatments sets the mood.
When in doubt, try something simple. Streamlined options like flat roman shades
or pleated shades add a clean, unobtrusive look that works in both contemporary and modern settings. You can add personality with bold color or prints, or keep a spare look with textured neutrals. Choosing a pleated shade offers privacy while allowing light to filter through, a good choice in rooms with few windows.
Drapes and curtains offer maximum privacy and light filtering or blocking. They offer looks that range from contemporary to traditional, casual to formal. Textures and fabrics can be layered for many different looks.
Extras like valances can put the perfect finishing touch on a window design. They can add a bold pattern to neutral curtain or soften the sharp lines of blinds or shades.