The crisp look of molding around a bright, beautiful window is attractive and can make a statement in a room. At the same time, there’s nothing like the look of sunlight streaming softly through curtains. There are many both practical and aesthetic reasons you may choose to add window treatments to windows and glass doors. However, there are plenty of reasons to forgo window treatments as well.
It’s a difficult decision to make. Do you leave your windows as they are or do you cover them? If you do decide on window treatments, how do you determine what kind you need? From open, light-colored drapes, to blackout shades, shutters, and blinds, there is a wide selection of options. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
If only there were an easy way to decide! At Aero Shade Custom Window Coverings, we’re here to help. This post will cover some questions you can ask yourself to help make your decision-making process a bit easier. Here are some things you should consider:
Window Treatments, or Not?
When deciding whether to leave things bare or to add adornments, ask yourself:
Is privacy a concern?
One of the biggest reasons you may want to consider window treatments is privacy. For a bathroom or bedroom, privacy is likely something you’ll want to take into account, especially if your windows face the neighbors. If you have privacy windows, you may be able to get away with avoiding window treatments if you don’t want them.
Does the sun come in too strong?
West and east facing windows may get morning and afternoon sun straight-on, depending on your property. This means the sun can be extreme during certain times of the day. The light can make it hard to sleep through sunrise or even damage your furniture. Other times, the sun is merely annoying and may cast a glare on your television. If you find the sun to be troublesome, window treatments are the perfect solution.
Is there an insulation issue?
Believe it or not, some window treatments can help keep cold air from entering. If you have poorly insulated windows, you can help eliminate the draft with heavy drapes and even some types of blinds.
Is the room too bare? Depending on your decor style, you may feel like a room without window treatments is too stark. Luckily there are many options for window treatments that add warmth and texture to a room, allowing you to style your home in a whole new way. Some window treatments can also help soften the acoustics in a room bare of fabric. However, carpets and wall hangings are other solutions for a space that feels too bare. It’s up to you to decide what fits your tastes and the room best.
Would you like to add a seasonal touch?
Window treatments like colorful curtains and drapes are easy to purchase and change throughout the year as the seasons change. This can help you with your seasonal decoration themes and make for a festive look year round.
Your answers to these questions can help you in your decision-making process. The more positive responses, the more likely you should go ahead and get some window treatments. However, if the majority of answers are “no” and you can find other ways to work around the issues in question, you can probably forgo the treatments.
So, if window treatments are the right choice for your home, then what? Alternatively, perhaps you can’t come to a decision based on the practical and aesthetic aspects of your home. In either case, it’s time to learn about some different window treatments.
What Kind of Window Treatments Are Available?
If you’re still on the fence, knowing more details about your options can help you in making a decision. There are very minimally invasive window treatments that can offer you a practical solution without taking away from the bare windows you love. At the same time, other more noticeable solutions can add to the character of the room. What are your options?
Blinds and shades of all types including horizontal, vertical, and roller, can be entirely discrete. There are even motorized concealed blinds and shades that hide in a minimally visible box until you need to use them. Other options also exist, such as plain drapes that hang off to the sides of a window.
Bright drapes, patterned Roman shades, and shutters can make a statement in a room. If you want your window treatments to make a big impression, there are many options. Even blinds and shades come in a variety of colors and styles. You’d be surprised how much you can style your home by adding attractive window treatments.
You don’t have to go one way or the other. Muted colors, natural materials, and classic window treatments are also available. These window treatments will serve their practical purpose and fit in with your decor without drawing excessive attention.
Are you ready to change or install your custom window treatments? Learn everything you need to know and peruse the excellent selection at Aero Shade. We look forward to serving you!