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Window Treatment Tips
- Windows are a natural focal point in a room. Depending on your
furniture arrangement, window location or view from the window,
you may want to either enhance the window as a focal point or
have it blend into the background of the room.
- Don't ignore the view, light or the colors in nature your home
receives from windows and skylights. These magnificent features
that windows provide in a room should affect the color and window
treatment choices you make in your home decor.
- If the view from your window is not especially gratifying, but
you yearn for as much natural light as possible, decorate with
a sheer drapery that blocks the view yet lets light into the room.
In this room, the focal points are the windows
and the fireplace. The owners have
achieved an ideal furniture arrangement to accommodate the 2 focal points.
- If you have a stunning tree or view just outside your window,
allow it to become a feature of the room by making it visible
and not hiding it with heavy window treatments.
- If you have multiple layers on your windows consisting of sheers,
draperies and top treatments, you can downplay the proportions
and significance of the window by allowing all layers to be of
the same color.
- To make the window a focal point, use contrasting colors on
the different layers.
The contrasting color used on the valances of
the windows above, bring the eye to the windows
without obstructing the light or the view.
- If you choose to have the window treatment blend in with the
room's decor, the fabric color should be close to the same color
as the wall surrounding the window. This will also help to make
the room visually larger, because the wall will be an unbroken,
continuous color, even with an elaborate window treatment.
- In small rooms, keep the window treatment simple and light.
- If you have a window that does not have a pleasant view, consider
hanging a framed piece of stained glass over the window. It will
let the light in, yet hide the view.
- A room will look like it has higher ceilings than it actually
does, if the window treatments go continuously from the top of
the window to the floor. This will create an unbroken vertical
line on the wall surface.
- In an open floor plan, maintain a consistency in the style of
window treatments used. You can vary the top treatment some, but
keep the overall color, style and length of draperies the same.
If possible, keep the mounted height of all draperies viewed at
the same time identical as well, even if the windows top moldings
are of different heights.
- Regardless of the color of your drapery fabric, always use a
white or ivory drapery lining. This will assure that the windows
blend with each other on the exterior of your home. Even colored
window blinds can give your home an inconsistent appearance on
It would look mismatched if one of these draperies
appeared blue on the outside and the other (in another room) appeared
red on the outside, it is always best to line all of your draperies
in white or ivory so that the view from the exterior of the house is consistent.
- Before purchasing sheers, you should do the following to view
their true color, which may be hidden. Roll the sheer fabric up
in a ball, this will show the precise color of the material. Ivory
sheers can have a hidden warm or a cool undertone color that will
become more obvious once hanging.
- If you are fortunate enough to have beautiful moldings on your
windows or a wonderful view, there is no reason why you have to
have draperies or a window treatment at all. If you do decide
to leave the windows bare, but would like to have occasional privacy,
you can use shades or blinds that roll up and are almost completely
out of the way when not in use.