When it comes to interior design, nearly all homeowners neglect one very important thing: windows. Windows and window treatments can make an incredible difference in the overall look and feel of your home. Here are a few things to think about when renovating or redecorating interiors and purchasing new window shades, blinds, or curtains:
Make The Most Of Natural Lighting
Natural light, while simple, can also be beautiful. There are a host of studies that say that letting the sun shine into your home is good for you, and it can do a great deal for interior design if you pair it up with the right elements. Natural light does wonders for rooms with white walls or white furnishings, for example.
Think About Size, Shape, Color, And Texture
A survey of U.S. shoppers in spring 2014 found that 29.8 million purchased window treatments, including curtains, blinds, shades, drapes, and shutters, within the last year. For the best results, keep interiors in mind while you do it. You wouldn’t purchase an area rug or furniture without the color of the walls in mind. Don’t do it when you purchase window blinds. Also keep in mind that some shades, like textured bamboo shades, can instantly add that “something extra” to a bland or incomplete living space.
Going Green For Aesthetic Reasons
Let’s talk about sunlight. It’s great, but too much of it can be a bad thing. First, it can heat up the interior of your home during summer — something you don’t want. Thankfully, reflective blinds can decrease this heat gain by as much as 45%. What’s more, constant sunlight may fade or otherwise damage furnishings. Adjustable curtains or drapes or even fixed louver shutters, which stay about 25% open and let some natural light in, are all simple, go-to solutions.
Window treatments can make or break interior design. Choose treatments that accent or complement room colors, highlight natural light, or let just enough of it in.