Window treatment is the last thing we add to the interior of a room and it changes the whole look of a room. But, we often either ignore the importance of window treatments or we choose the wrong ones. It is very important to have a proper understanding of the colour, fabric or style that is perfect for space. This article is a true guide for you to choose the right window treatment for the requirement of different rooms.
Let’s just accept the fact that many of us don’t know the difference between curtains and drapes (Yes, they are different). So first let’s understand the different kinds of treatments:
Curtains: Curtains are the most versatile choice for everyone as they are the most common form of wall treatment available out there. They come in various fabrics, patterns, colours and widths. Curtains that cover only from the top of the window to the bottom of the window are known as café curtains. Curtains don’t block all the light that is why they are used over other window treatments.
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Drapes: Drapes are backed with a solid back that gives a more defined and lined look to them. The fabric of drapes is stiff and heavy that is perfect for bedrooms where you would want to block the sunlight entirely. The length of drapes usually starts from the top of the window and goes down till the floor. Fabrics like silk, velvet or damask are preferred for the drapes.
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Blinds: Blinds are made up of aluminium, bamboo, vinyl slats and wood. They are available in the market in a variety of wood tones and colours. They work with a cord or by the lifting mechanism. Blinds block the light entirely and hence they are a good choice for the bedroom or any other room where you don’t want the light. Horizontal blinds are the most common.
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Shades: Shade is attached to a frame or a rod and is a soft fabric. They come in different material, lengths widths, and colours. They are customized according to the size of the window. There are different style of shades available. A cord, roller or lifting mechanism is required to lift and down the shade. Window shades provide an aesthetic look itself but many people like to use sheer curtains over it.
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Now when you have an understanding of the kinds of window treatment here are some tips for you to keep in mind while choosing the correct window treatments.
Bedrooms must have a cozy and warm feel to it as they are meant for sleeping and resting, that is why the best option would be dark coloured curtains.
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The bedroom is the only part of the house where one gets the privacy, blinds could be a good option to fulfil the privacy aspect when the curtains are open. Also, If the size of the bedroom is small then blind is practically the best option.
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If the bedroom has a neutral vibe to it then you must add a pop of colour to brighten up space. And If not then you should go for lighter tones and sheer curtain fabric or pair the sheer fabrics with heavy drapes.
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You can always layer the curtains to achieve the desired look as there are no limitations on using more than one window treatment.
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Roman curtains are in trend these days. You can also opt for them as they give the space an elegant feel.
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For Living room
Most of the family members spend their time lounging in the living room and here you would not want to block the lights entirely. And for this purpose, Venetian blinds can be a good window treatment for the living room. The tilting ability of this blinds would allow a good amount of lighting in the room.
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The living room usually has a specific feel that one can enhance by choosing the correct window dressing. Drapes could be a good choice to provide the space with an aesthetic look.
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Fabrics like linen, velvet faux silk are perfect and gives a royal feel to the room. Also, natural linen satin silk are really in trend. They add a gloss to the entire space.
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Shutters are also very popular these days for modern homes as provide privacy, warmth and are visually appealing as well.
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Well, you wouldn’t want any accidents happening in the kitchen then you must use a kind of window treatment which is hassle-free. You must use a shorter curtain or something like roman shade. It gives just the perfect look. Avoid using floor-length curtains in the most trafficked spaces of the house. You can choose the blinds for the kitchen window.
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Always explore the options you don’t have to choose just this or that. There are plenty of options for you in the market. Understand the space and then choose the right treatment for it.