Window Treatment Buying Guide
Window treatments are the finishing touch on interior design. They enhance the look of your home while protecting you against the elements. While the most popular types of window treatments include blinds, draperies, and shades, there are other options that can fit into your design scheme.
Here are some of the most common types of window treatments that are available for purchase today.
The most common types of window treatments are blinds, shades, and curtains. Blinds and shades are both considered to be made out of fabric with the difference being that blinds cover the entire window, while shades cover only the windowpane.
Blinds come in a variety of styles and materials with some basic considerations to keep in mind. You can also find them in a range of colors and styles, and they’re available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes to suit any need. Blinds are made in a range of widths. A slat width of 1" is most common. They can be hung on one or two sides, stacked with the slats running in the same or opposite directions, or in an outside mount.
Shades offer privacy and light control with the ability to filter excess light and heat. They’re great for bathrooms, kitchens, or bedrooms, but they won’t give you privacy if your windows are facing the street. Shades are made in a range of lengths. The most common lengths are 96" and 120". They are typically mounted on one side of the window with the fabric covering the window opening.
Curtains offer privacy and light control with the ability to filter excess light and heat. They’re great for bathrooms, kitchens, or bedrooms, but they won’t give you privacy if your windows are facing the street.
Know Your Needs
The first step in the window treatment buying process is to identify your needs. Be careful not to fall into the trap of trying to solve two problems with one solution.
Define Your Style
Once you know your needs, it’s time to think about what style you want. Before you make any decision, be sure to take a look at all of your options and make sure you feel comfortable with the final product.
Know Your Budget
Window treatments can get expensive at times, so before you start looking around, be sure to set a budget that you are comfortable with.
What Materials Are Best?
As you can tell, there are many different materials to choose from. It’s up to you to decide what material is best for your needs.
What to Consider
When choosing window coverings for your home, you should consider the style, color, and shape of your windows.
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