Know 5 Key Points While Choosing Window Treatments!

Window treatments include furnishings, coverings, anything that covers a window, either for utilitarian or aesthetic purposes. There are many factors to consider while deciding the type of furnishing for your windows. That’s why we have put together the step-by-step guide to help you to choose the right window treatment for your home:

(A) Functionality:

Determine how your drapes or shades need to function, considering whether you are dressing windows, doors, etc. It can have three options like:

01. Up & Down: It can be applied to many types of windows & includes most shades, such as Rollers, Romans, Solars, Cellular Shades, etc.

Up & Down – Roller Shades
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02. Side to Side: The side-to-side control applies to drapes, Vertical Blinds often used to dress the sliding glass doors or large span of windows.

Side to Side – Drapes
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03. Tilting: Tilting describes how the Wood Blinds & Metal Blinds can be tilted open or closed by pulling the cord.

Wooden Blinds – Tilting with Cord
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(B) Evaluate your Need for Privacy:

First evaluate how much privacy do you require for your window to provide? It all depends on how close your neighbours are living or how much natural light you want to allow or block & view from the window or balance between the too! For example, a bathroom window that opens out to a front driveway will need much more privacy than a library window that opens out to a garden.

01. Minimal Privacy: (Maintain the view) Solar Shades are perfect for the minimal privacy needs, as they can reduce glare & UV rays & for preserving a beautiful view. Sheer shades & drapes also fit into this category.

Sheer Curtains – Minimal Privacy
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02. Light Filtering: (Moderate Privacy) Light filtering window treatments provide some privacy, while still allow the sunlight to filter through it!

Light Filtering Shades – Moderate Privacy
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03. Blackout: (full privacy) Blackout can be achieved by shades & drapes made with blackout materials, & will provide complete privacy & light blockage!

Blackout Curtain – Full Privacy
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(C) Your Usage:

Now it’s the time to decide how often you open & close your window treatments. Some treatments are primarily used as decorative, while others are well suited to daily use.

The simple mechanism of Roller & Solar Shades make them a brilliant choice for frequent use, so you could open them every morning & close it every night as per your convenience. Ripple Fold Drapery & Flat Roman Shades are the treatments that are easy to operate & can withstand much motion.

Ripple Fold Drapery
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Flat Roman Shades
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For the decorative styles that are rarely closed, look for the soft folds of Tulip Roman Shades & Relaxed Roman Shades.

Tulip Roman Shades
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Relaxed Roman Shades
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For the drapes, you can try Inverted Pleat, Goblet, & Grommet Drapes for attractive ornamental designs.

Drape Style – Inverted Pleat
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Drape Style – Goblet
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(D) Match Your Interior Style:

The decors & overall design of the interiors also matter while selecting style of curtain or drapery. When choosing a type of window covering, the one you pick should coordinate with the style & colour of your room.

For example, If the room is simple & plain, the easy way is to match its decor with a window treatment that can have a simplistic design & work well.

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If you want to try something different, then choose a patterned curtain or a drapery in bold colour to contrast the room’s simplicity!

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(E) Set Your Budget:

The last step in determining the best suitable window treatment for your home is setting a budget. It can be low, moderate & High! Both the window treatment style & the material you choose will impact the cost of your treatments! Before you shop for window treatments, you should decide how much you can afford to spend in a given time.

Also Read:

Types of Windows
Precaution for Installation of Windows Grill
7 Key Features of Industrial Style  for Your Interior!
5 Factors  Affecting the Selection of Window

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