Window Treatments: The Basics

Window Treatments: The Basics
19/02/16

Choosing window treatments can really set the tone for your house. But before we discuss some of the options available, you need to decide what you need window treatments for - lighting, privacy or both.

You should also take a moment to think about the atmosphere you would like to make. Think about a few key colours and materials that you would like to use. Plus, if you are thinking about getting DIY packs – make sure you take accurate measurements!

Curtains

Heavy or soft, sheer or block-out; curtains over a range of choices for your home. Neutrals colours will extend your dollar further as it wont date as quickly. However, this doesn’t mean you must avoid patterns which can create an added dimension to the space. With a range of heading options available such as eyelets and pelmets, you’ll be spoilt with curtain choices.

Blinds

Roman, venetian and roller blinds are three of the most popular styles available. A popular window treatment due to its ability to control light when required. Blinds can easily be implemented in small rooms and open plan living spaces. Depending on the style of blind, they can come in range of materials.

Shutters

Made to measure, interior shutters are wooden horizontal slats framed to windows and sliding doors. Whilst made of timber, many suppliers offer shutters that will resist moisture and handle high trafficable areas of your home. The slats can either be fixed in place or adjustable to allow different angles of light. Within the frame, the shutters use a hinge system to open out, making them suitable for sliding doors.

Window coverings not only make your room look great, they also assist with insulation. Windows are a main source for allowing heat to be drawn in and out of your house. Full length curtains accompanied with a pelmet and blockout lining is the highest rated for insulation.

You don’t usually buy window treatments very often, so think about quality when making your purchase. And don’t forget to maintain your window treatments to ensure their longevity.

To view a range of window treatments in our Display Homes, click here.

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