Five Tips to Freshen Up Your Home with Updated Window Treatments.

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Five Tips to Freshen Up Your Home with Updated Window Treatments.

Window treatments finish a room, which is why we always urge our clients to “dress those naked windows.”

However, the wrong window treatment or and outdated design can leave a room feeling dark, heavy and out of date. Updating your window treatments can make a world of difference in a room. Consider these ideas when planning your window treatments to keep your home feeling fresh and bright.

Dining Room Drapery

1) Think minimal.  The idea of a drapery is to soften the woodwork, but not to block all the light.

2) Mount it high. Make your windows feel larger, and let in as much light as possible by mounting your drapery and valances significantly above the top casing while still covering the casing with the bottom on the treatment.  Its an optical illusion.

3)Consider your hard treatment carefully.  You want to let light in while maintaining privacy. Don’t choose something so heavy that it blocks all of your natural light. We love Hunter Douglas Silhouettes because they filter the light and provide sheer privacy while open, but close to provide privacy for any room.

4) Pick a current color or pattern, but think about how long you will keep these treatments.  If you are spending a lot of money on custom window treatments, choose colors and patterns that will age well. You don’t want to look at your windows in 10 years and think, “That’s so 2013,” the way we see pink bathrooms and say, “that’s so 1980!!!” If you plan to change your treatments in a few years, then its the place to go crazy with the hot colors and patterns like grey, turquoise and yellow!

Teal and Beige Living Room

5) Consider some curves. The point of the treatment is to soften the window casings, so try to avoid more hard lines.

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