Choosing the right window treatment can reduce the amount of heat coming into your home by up to 77%. But choosing a window treatment is about more than energy efficiency.
You want something that will also look beautiful in your home. Consider these different types of window treatments to breathe new life into your home’s decor.
1. Roman Shades
These shades are a single continuous piece of fabric that’s folded horizontally throughout the height of the window. When the blinds are closed to cover the window, the folds lay flat against the window.
When the shades are opened fully, the folds neatly stack to allow for the greatest amount of light and visibility through the window.
The soft folds of the fabric will create a beautiful accent to your home while also providing full coverage to your window.
For a classic look, consider adding shutters to your windows. This window treatment is more structural and will add value to your home. The solid nature of shutters makes them look beautiful from both the inside and outside of your home.
Keep in mind that you need plenty of space if you intend to open them. They can take up quite a bit of room when they swing-out.
3. Wood Blinds
You can add natural materials to your interior design by choosing wood blinds. This adds warmth and a subtle touch of nature to your home’s decor. The classic look of wood blinds makes them outlast style trends.
To make wood blinds work in your home, try to pair the wood grain and tone to the other wood in your home. This could be your wood flooring or furniture.
If real wood is outside of your budget, consider getting faux wood blinds. They look like real wood but are more affordable. You’ll find them made out of composite wood, PVC, or vinyl.
Faux blinds work especially well in kitchens and bathrooms because they’re moisture resistant. Real wood blinds could warp or crack in these moisture-rich environments.
If you’re aiming for a more elegant look, then consider using drapery to shade your windows. They help control light, block people from looking in, and make a statement in your room.
Drapes come in a wide variety of materials, from thin and light to thick and heavy. You can choose any color you want that will match your decor. For a truly elegant look, consider layering more than one type of drape.
5. Electric Window Shades
If you have large windows or windows that are challenging to get to, then adding motorization is vital. A motor lets you easily adjust and control the window treatments for these windows.
Electric window shades can come in a variety of treatments that we’ve discussed here. You could have motorized roman, roller, or drapery treatments. This gives you the freedom to choose the window treatment that you love first, then motorize it second.
Consider Different Types of Window Treatments
Changing your window treatments can completely change the look and feel of your home. When comparing different types of window treatments, consider the amount of light and level of privacy you’re hoping to achieve.
Check out our other lifestyle articles for more help in decorating your home.