Choosing the right window treatments for your home is a crucial part of your home’s final interior attraction. Each window treatment has its charms, and it also depends on your personal style and budget to finally decide on what timeless trend you want to incorporate. Every home calls for a different look – and sometimes some rooms also require a specific look and feel that may differ from the rest of your home. For example, shutters may work well in a study but drapes will be more appropriate in a bedroom. There are no rules and we share our favourite window treatment trends.
Roman Blinds and Roller Shades
Roman blinds are a timeless choice. The options here are endless. Choose fabrics and textiles that are good quality and long-lasting. The up and down of Roman blinds can cause wear-and-tear leaving you to replace them more often than not. This is the perfect option if a tailored window dressing look is your thing.
Roller shades are still as sleek-looking and contemporary as ever. Also sometimes known as solar shades, they are perfect for blocking out the sun. Some rooms can be very bright during the day and the option of keeping the room cooler and less overexposed by the sunlight can have a soothing effect on your space.
Solar shades, specifically, are made from an open weave material specifically designed to filter and manage solar heat gain, glare, and harmful UV rays. This will also help protect your furniture that may be exposed to harsh sunlight during the day.
Roller shades on the other hand are available in materials from light-filtering translucent fabrics, to more opaque room darkening fabrics for blackout shades. The shades also come in an array of colours, many more colour options than solar shades. Roller shades also have more textures and patterns.
Shutters are aesthetically pleasing and a great privacy solution – especially if you are able to afford the investment. Shutters are versatile and can be tailored to fit almost any window space. This allows for a custom fit you cannot match with store-bought blinds. Shutters are built to last for many years. The sturdiness of shutters means they’ll see many long years of use thanks to their high standard of design and installation.
Curtains and Drapes
The words curtains and drapes are often used interchangeably but they are different. Wayfair explains in detail “Curtains are sold in pairs or by panel, and are installed over blinds or shades. They hang from curtain rods, extend to the windowsill or floor, and are typically made from lighter fabrics, but can be room darkening or even blackout. Drapes are made from thicker fabrics and are lined to block out more light. They are also more formal in aesthetic and extend to, or even puddle at the floor”.
Curtains and drapes can look timeless and stylish if hung correctly and neatly. High-level curtains and drapes that touch the edge of your ceiling instantly make a room look bigger. One of the best ways to incorporate these treatments into your design scheme is to have them custom made for every room. Custom curtains offer a great selection of benefits, making them well worth the investment.
The convenience of being able to open and close our blinds while sitting on the couch is top standard. Technology allows this little luxury and High-tech touches with home automation are on the rise because of their convenience and safety. Cordless blinds and shades are quickly becoming standard not only aesthetically, but also for safety purposes. The cords of blinds have been a safety concern for parents and pet owners for many years.