Ideas for every style and budget. Selecting the right window treatments for your particular home decorating style can be a daunting task.
Avoid costly mistakes and find simple and easy ideas to help with window treatment selection.
So there you are, staring at those undecorated windows in your home...are they staring back at you? Don't be intimidated!
There are some simple decisions you need to make that will help define and actually help you create some great ideas, so don't despair...read on!
First, do you know what your decorating style is? It's so helpful to have a consistent style and color palette in your home, as these two design factors will help tie everything together for you.
Here are a couple of very helpful and informative articles from Great Home Decorating for you to read, then come back and find your ideas for window treatments.
First, it is so helpful to understand your decorating style point of view, what look appeals to you.
Then, a clear vision of the color palette you are using in your home helps make the decorating decisions so much easier.
1. What is the functional aspect of the windows?
Of course, letting in natural light is the obvious answer, but think about these points as well. Do the windows let in an abundance of natural light? Is that what you desire in this room?
Do you need an element of privacy, or to completely block out the light (and curious eyes) in this space? Maybe there is a phenomenal view that you want to highlight. Answering these questions will lead into some useful window treatment ideas for you.
2. Do the windows in this space serve as a focal point?
If you're not sure what that means, here is another way to consider the question:
When you walk into this space, what are your eyes drawn to? If your answer is the beautiful shape and/or architectural elements of the windows, then they serve as a focal point and their beauty should be accentuated.
Conversely, if the first thing you notice as you enter this space is the small, oddly shaped, or other aspects of the windows that may less than complementary, this is also an important consideration and will affect the ideas for window treatments that you will develop.
3. What other elements exist in the space that may affect your window treatment ideas and plan?
For example, what color are the walls? Is there painted trim around the windows, or perhaps wood stained trim? Are the windows deep set with beefy windowsills (4 to 6 inches in depth)?
Are there other architectural elements in the space that define the style, such as soaring ceilings, fireplace, crown molding, built in bookcases, wood flooring, etc.
Once you determine the answers to these three important questions, you'll be ready to find the best window treatments for your room or space!
Patchwork fabric panels make for a unique and elegant window dressing.
Find many more DIY window treatments ideas from bhg.com
Just about any style of decorating can accommodate a Roman Shade.
Affordable and versatile, always a great choice!
Create a romantic, light and elegant look with plenty of flowing fabric and valances, like this Traditionally Styled Master Bedroom from Coastal Living.
Combine two different fabrics for both style and function, as in this bathroom. It's pretty and provides privacy, too.
We are all distinct and unique people...no two are exactly alike. The same applies to our homes, decorating ideas and lifestyles.
Here are some thoughts and inspirations for window treatment ideas including a variety of decor styles and approaches to finishing out your windows:
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