New window coverings can entirely transform a room. But with so many choices, how can you possibly know you’re picking the right style? From drapes to shutters to blinds, determining what’s right for your space can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are a few helpful guidelines you can follow to make your shopping experience easier:
- Think about the room’s purpose. For example, in a living room where you often spend your evenings, you’ll want coverings that provide privacy when a television or lamps are turned on. A thin, sheer fabric will leave the room highly visible from the outside, but a heavy drape will suit your needs perfectly.
- Consider the weather. Does the window receive a lot of direct sunlight? If so, consider lighter-coloured fabrics such as cream. Dark colors will be more prone to fading. Think about moisture as well. If you’re considering shutters, excessive moisture can damage the finish.
- Decor. Think about the ambiance and atmosphere you’d like in the room as well as the furnishings already in place. Maybe you want the glamorous chic vibe created with a pair of shiny drapes? Or you may want to provide warmth and architectural detail with some beautiful wood shutters. In either case, coverings can be the perfect finishing touch to tie everything together in your space.
- Explore fabrics and materials. When you begin looking for window coverings, you’ll find every type of material and fabric from silk to aluminum to wood and everything in between. Although it may seem like a lot to take in, start by choosing whether blinds, shades, drapes or another window treatment is suitable for your windows. Once you’ve made that decision, think about the materials and fabrics they’re available in, what appeals to you most and which one is easiest for you to care for and maintain properly.
Window treatments change the feel of a room, provide privacy and accent your decor. By choosing the right ones, you’ll add style and value to your home. For a large selection of coverings, visit Sun Shades Window Fashions online at http://www.sunshadesblinds.ca or call them at 905-827-1341.