Are you dying to let your inner diva come out to play? Draping your windows with yards and yards of beautifully flowing silk would certainly do the trick! Or are you the serious type where clean lines and subtle textures are your cup of tea? Pleated linen panels banded with a unique trim on an iron rod with rings, may be just the perfect answer for that understated, stylish look. Create some drama, make a personal statement or set a mood—- these are all things that can be done with the right window coverings.
Sometimes there is a dilemma on whether to cover a window or not. If you have a great view of the ocean and no privacy issues, then sometimes it’s not necessary. However, many of you have neighbors close by or have a desire to control the light and the temperature. If that is your situation, then some sort of window treatment is definitely a good idea!
Selecting a type of hard window covering such as duettes, silhouettes, wooden blinds or shutters, can be the perfect way to control how much light you have streaming in at any given time. If you want to sleep in each morning, or undress in privacy with the lights on at night or even keep your furniture from fading due to constant sun exposure, then hard window treatments will probably be just the ticket to solve those issues.
Soft window treatments, on the other hand, are often for decoration unless they are draw drapes that fully close, Like a beautiful hat, a valance can add just the right finish to pull all the elements of the room together. There are countless types and styles and each will add some spice to an ordinary drab room. Framing a space, such as an arch, can create whimsy or set a tone as to the theme for the room.
Whether your style is casual or formal or somewhere in between, there is a perfect window treatment out there waiting to be created just for you!