How to choose the best window treatment for your home
It can be easy to overlook window treatments in home design. Usually, people think about paint colors, new furniture and accessories that pop. But what about blinds, shutters and shades?
Window covering treatments are often that final piece that ties the whole room together, so it is important to plan and choose the best window treatments to compliment your home design.
This crucial piece of interior design can be a major component in design schemes so it is best not to wait until your room is designed to go shopping. This little detail can make or break a room.
There can be quite a few things to take into consideration when choosing window treatments, however. Where do you start? How do you choose? What options are even available?
Thankfully, the Blindman is here to help you find the right window coverings to meet your needs.
As window covering experts, our consultants take the guesswork out of the project. We are armed with the knowledge and expertise to help you find the best type of window coverings that work best with different window types, all while considering your style and price preferences.
Here are some key things we take into consideration:
1. Window shape
The Blindman has a wide variety of window covering options to cover virtually any window shape, but we also consider how your windows and doors operate when recommending which window coverings solutions will work best for your space. Common types of windows include:
- Double or single hung windows: These have traditionally been the most common type of windows. These slide open vertical from the bottom to open.
- Awning windows: These windows hinge at the top and push open from the bottom.
- Sliding windows: These slide open from side to side. They’re commonly found on porches, but can be in other areas, too and continue to grow in popularity.
- Casement windows: These are attached to the window frame and hinge on one side. They will open similar to a door.
- Irregular windows: Typically these are your non-rectangular shapes or specialty-shaped windows such as arches, eyebrows, trapezoid, etc.
2. Window purpose
We’ll also talk about the window’s purpose and how that relates to your lighting preferences. Various window treatments have different functions. You might prefer room darkening or blackout fabrics to block out the light and heat. Or maybe your space requires privacy but still needs natural lighting?
Some window treatments are even selected for pure aesthetics purposes over functionality. Our window covering consultants will guide you through all the window covering solutions that fit your needs best. Of course, all of these options come in a wide variety of fabrics and colors, as well. During your consultation, we’ll go through your preferences and help choose the best options for your space and lifestyle.
3. Choose your style
We can help choose window treatments for any style. You may already have a design style in mind or we can help curate the look you’d like.
If you’re not sure what treatments fit your style, try searching the web first. The internet is full of beautiful home designs. Take a look at popular home design websites or Pinterest for some style inspiration.
Save or print out your favorite designs and styles to share with your window covering consultant during your free quote with The Blindman.