Transforming your home can be easy and simple as long as you know what are you looking for. Windows are a great focal point in any room and blinds and curtains have the power to make them stand put and draw the eye even more. Whether looking for enhancing your style, privacy, or both, choosing the right window treatments can be a daunting task. The various options we have to choose from, differing in style, type, function, shape, model and size, make us baffled regarding the best choice. This quick guide will give you the interior design know-how confidence for finding the right window treatments for every room in your home.
Formal or fun, curtains have the power to hide you and your family from the eyes of the nosy neighbours, all while setting the mood and the tone of a room. Whether looking for something thicker with light-blocking ability or something more sheer and romantic, the different types and materials of curtains can come in handy.
One thing is important, before making a purchase, make sure that you have carefully considered all of the colours, fabrics and types of hardware needed to mount the chosen curtains, as well as the size and shape of your windows.
Here are some of the most commonly used ones:
- Sheer And Lined Drape
Sheer curtains are all about adding style to any room in your home. They are transparent, airy and light and come in a variety of colours. They can either stand alone or be paired with heavier draperies. If you want to gently diffuse light and to create the ‘wow’ factor, use only sheer curtains, otherwise – combine them with a lined drape.
- Thermal Or Blackout Draperies
Thermal draperies are stylish and functional, coming in a variety of configuration. Their main purpose, however, is to block the light, making it perfect for creating a media room, and for keeping your rooms cooler during the hottest part of the day.
Just like we said, both blinds and curtains have the power to add style and function to your home. Particularity blinds, can add privacy to your home and reduce the unnecessary light. They can be made of aluminum, composite materials, wood, vinyl or leather, and can be partially or completely open or closed or even angled in order to let some light enter the room.
Here are some of the most popular ones:
- Wood Blinds
Adding a touch of sophistication is easy with wooden blinds. They are usually used in living areas, and you can choose from a variety of woods and finishes. Wooden blinds, timber wooden blinds particularly, offer a classic style and are made of high-quality and moisture-resistant materials, so you could easily use them in the kitchen, laundry and bathroom as well.
- Vertical Blinds
Dressing tall windows and doors is no longer a problem. The vertical blinds can add both dimension and perspective all while being an affordable option. They are functional and easy to maintain and offer you maximum viewing capacity and supreme block light. Vertical blinds are available in vinyl and fabric materials, so you just need to choose the right material and colour that will meet your needs.
- Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds are more affordable than the wooden version. They look almost exactly the same as wooden and are used mainly in rooms where you spend less time. Choosing faux wood blinds is a great cost-saving trick and a perfect choice for families with young children.
- Honeycomb Blinds
Honeycomb blinds are available in a wide variety of colours, control options and cell sizes. They are functional, stylish and elegant and will enhance the décor to any home while providing you with great light control, exceptional insulation and sound absorption. Honeycomb blinds are also cost and energy efficient as the pockets in between trap air and reduce the heat loss in the winter, and keep the cold during summer.