Apparently, the eyes are a person’s window to the soul. If that’s the case, don’t windows need some attention to make them stand out since they are the eyes of the house? It’s not always simple to determine the window treatment demands of a room.
When the ideal solution is chosen, it can make any décor scheme sing. Read on about the window blinds and shades guide that will update any home.
1. Sliding Light-Blocking Door
Blocking light is a major consideration for window treatments in spaces with a lot of sunlight. For your sliding doors, pick lined drapes that effectively hide the sun’s rays during the day. This keeps your house cooler during the hot summer months and protects against sun fading or damage to furniture.
2. Double-up window coverings
You may find long, durable rods at home improvement stores to cover the wide span of sliding doors. For stability, be careful to screw them into wall studs. Then, hang curtains with easy-slide rings or a cord system that allows you to draw them open and closed from one side.
You will have space to push the curtains to the side fully and leave the door uncovered if you get a rod longer than your door’s width.
Hang two sets of curtains and layer solid panels with filtering sheers (which you can leave closed) to cover a less-than-ideal exterior view. Add a valance or cornice set high enough to clear the door to cover the top of the curtains and the curtain rod as a final touch.
3. Play With Scale
Be mindful of scale if you enjoy patterns but are concerned about mixing and matching your window treatments. A simple method to ensure your pattern mixing doesn’t become overwhelming is mixing patterns with different-sized repeats.
4. Attract Some Opposites
However, some spaces show patterns of the same magnitude can coexist happily as exceptions to the rule. The concentric rings of these drapes mimic the water-drop design of the wallpaper, but they fall short in comparison.
The color palette of the photo-negative helps achieve the desired result, giving off a daring yet alluring appearance.
5. Embrace The Abstract
No need to worry if you’ve carefully picked solid carpets and furnishings; window curtains are a great spot to add a pattern. They are generally low-risk to experiment with because they are simple to switch out over time; they can even be ideal spaces for experimenting with an unexpected accent color.
6. Line Things Up
By nature, the majority of shades will feature some horizontal stripes. It’s subtle, but if you know where to look, you can use it in your design plan. Take advantage of barely visible stripes.
7. Lighten Up Your Prints
The time-of-life debate about whether to use printed or sheer curtains has finally been resolved in favor of both. Even in classic gingham, sheer-printed curtains feel distinctly modern.
The best part is that they make it simple to add bold patterns, dark hues, or other eye-catching elements to a room.