Choosing the right window treatments for your home is fun but it can also be overwhelming. They are one of the most important decorating decisions you’ll make, but they’re not just an accessory – you also need to ensure that they serve their functions well, like offering privacy and light control. Half Price Drapes is always happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for, or you can read on to learn some of the simplest tips to help you.
Start by familiarizing yourself with the options
First things first, take the time to get to know your options. Draperies, blinds, and shades are the best three options, but within those categories you’ll find hundreds of additional options. For example, shades can refer to Roman shades, cellular shades, or honeycomb shades, and each of those has even more options.
Think about your space
Depending on the size and style of your home, it may make more sense to invest in window treatments that are consistent in type, style, pattern, or fabric. In other cases, you may want to have each room be totally separate from the others. Remember too that you’re looking to ensure you get the light control and privacy you need in every individual room. For example, your needs for privacy won’t be the same in the living room as they are in the bedroom.
Shades vs. draperies
Even if you decide on shades, you may also want to add draperies above them. This can help to soften up the room and it can add some elegance and drama to your window treatment. Coordinate the fabrics, colors, and textures, to ensure that you’re creating a finished product that really looks like it works together.
What is your style – and what is the style of your home?
Of course, your individual style will have a lot to do with which window treatments you choose. If your home is modern and sleek, then you’ll likely want to choose window coverings that are modern and sleek too, while an historic, formal home may warrant heavy velvet draperies that hang from the ceiling to the floor.
Remember too that you can always order custom draperies from Half Price Drapes. We are here to ensure that your home looks incredible once your draperies are hung. Reach out to us today for help measuring or choosing your curtains.