Pretty & Practical: Dressing Your Windows
Window treatments aren't something you want to buy right off the shelf, especially if you have tall ceilings, nearby neighbors or any window outside of the standard double hung setup. With hundreds of options for styles, fabrics, tie-backs, the details can be daunting. Here's what to know before dressing your windows:
Functionality is important. Like with any aspect of a room, it's essential to think about what purpose your window treatments will serve. Whether that's keeping out sunlight, increasing privacy or visually adding height to a room. It's important to think about the application before making a purchase.
They should be gorgeous too. Practicality doesn't mean frumpy. A room with a lot of windows has a lot of hard edges and points that can make a space feel sterile. Fabric softens those edges and can make a room feel warmer depending on the fabric. Patterns in varying proportions and colors add other texture and personality to a room when used correctly.
It's an investment. You don't want to do this every year. Picking the perfect panels can take a bit of time and money, so it's important to know what goals you want to accomplish before you get started. In the end, it will be worth the investment when the whole room comes together in a perfect combination of beauty and practicality.