One of the easiest and most impactful things you can do to beautify both your home’s interior and exterior is to upgrade your window treatments. From the inside, these improvements can have a high impact on the look, feel, and general vibe of your living room, dining room, and bedroom. And, your new drapery will allow you to control the level of privacy you desire from the outside.
This is a win:win situation with the additional benefit of improved energy/temperature efficiency.
Before you begin your DIY window makeover, consider your personal style and design goals. Are you looking for luxury and elegance or a more casual and fun look? What are your colors and how can your new window treatments accentuate and compliment them? As you work through this process you will begin to get a better feel for the situation and window treatment ideas will begin to emerge.
Beyond colors, you will want to consider fabrics, texture, and light-blocking qualities. The range can go from sheer curtains letting in a large amount of natural light to blackouts providing complete darkness 24/7. Do you desire the traditional elegance of pleated velvet drapes or a more casual look such as Roman shades? Do you have a bay window or other non-traditional-shaped window that will require special consideration for mounting your window treatments?
Over a few days take notice of how each room in your home changes from morning to night and from winter to summer. What may work on a July morning may not be what you want on a cold January evening. While window treatments are used to make a fashion or style statement they also need to play a functional role in lighting, privacy, and temperature control.
Once you have answered these questions you can move on to selecting your color palette, and your fabrics and then choose from drapes, shades, curtains, and roller shades to give you the functionality and look that you desire. In addition, you have the option of layering window treatments to add texture, color, and additional functionality. The addition of a valance provides an accent and a feeling of depth. Having sheers behind pleated velvet drapes provides an extra level of privacy and light control.
Giving your windows a beauty treatment is an easy and fairly inexpensive way to upgrade the look of your home. Done right will enhance both your interior and exterior appearance. In addition, you can improve your home’s energy efficiency. If you have questions or would like design advice, we have experts on staff who are available to help you out. It’s not just your hair, face, and nails that enjoy and benefit from a beauty treatment now and then.