Window Treatment

When selecting window fashions you must take into account many design fundamentals such as color, line, texture, form and space. However, your first consideration should be style. Be aware of your own preferences in terms of style--that is, formal, classic, contemporary, casual, etc., but also take into account the architecture of your home and the decor of your furniture. We have attempted to provide you with a high-level approach to designing window fashions below. If you have any questions or would like assistance don't hesitate to let one of our talented design or sales staff help you design and coordinate all of your window fashions with your entire home or a single room. Contact us.

Step 1: Select a style

Choose simple treatments for small spaces and more elaborate treatments, like layered draperies over sheers, for oversize spaces. Create treatments that flow visually for multiple windows, and, if there are disparate windows in the room, try to unify them by accentuating their common elements. Consider the shape of the window and hang draperies with a visual reference point, like the window sill, the apron (horizontal trim below the sill), or the floor. You can soften the feeling of the sharp angles of windows by selecting blinds and shades with dimension or adding curving drapery lines. When selecting a style, ensure that the proportion of the blind, shade, and or drape works with the elements of and scale of the room. You don't want your window fashions to occupy too much space or disrupt the balance of your room.

Step 2: Determine Functionality Requirements
Before beginning with the elements of design, also consider the practicality of blinds, shades and draperies you select. Once you have chosen a style, make sure you have the ability to adjust the amount of natural light you let in and have the privacy that you need. There are many features that can be added to window treatments, such as mechanical lift systems and room darkening materials, which will enhance your overall satisfaction. For more information about these topics contact one of our window treatment specialists today. Contact us

Step 3: Design & Coordinate - Select the color(s), lines and textures
Color: When selecting a color of window treatments in a room, you need to consider the color of the window trim, wall colors and how the colors may change from the light of day to evening. Window treatments placed against a lighter value of the same color blend into the wall. Generally there should be one obvious focal point in a room. Decide if you want that treatment to be the focal point or a backdrop for emphasis elsewhere.

Select the line: Vertical lines add height and dignity to a room and are considered more formal. A window treatment using strong vertical lines will carry the eye upward and can disguise boxy or odd-shaped windows. Horizontal lines, on the other hand, create a casual, restful feeling. Texture: The surface texture of a fabric can also convey mood. For example silk can convey a more formal feel versus a chenille that can create a more comfortable feel. The combination of different textures can also provide interest and appeal to your windows.  

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