Interior Design / October 10, 2018 / Bethany Selby.
Window treatments are varied when it comes to using curtains, as they tend to be an essential d?cor element when it comes to designing a room. Firstly, because sometimes windows by themselves may not be beautiful or be placed in the middle of a large, blank wall and this is where window treatment by curtains can add a touch of elegance, aesthetic beauty and style to the window and the room. Secondly, window treatment curtains have an impact on light and draft entering the room, so when choosing a treatment for your window, one should keep these factors in mind.
Styles of window treatment curtain
There are numerous styles to window treatment curtains, like shades, valances, tie-backs, drapes, sheers and blinds, which can be easily purchased or custom-created to dress up your windows. Choosing the right one for your window is dependant on the mood of the room, your design preferences and budget of course. The main thing to remember is that balance should a maintained, and an effort made at complementing the other stuff in the room with the window treatments added, instead of these curtains overpowering the cohesive element with too many contrasting fabrics or patterns.
Popular trends in window treatment curtain
The right window treatment curtain can add an instant makeover to a room; the wrong one can mar the overall look you want in your home and play up dust allergies people might have, if the wrong/ heavy fabric is chosen, which attracts much dust. It is a fact that long curtains do lend a broader dimension to small windows and bring a sense of dramatic appeal to a room, but these draperies are harder to keep clean than plastic blinds. Blinds are one variety that offers a wide range, like vertical or horizontal - which can a made of plastic, fabric covered plastic, aluminum, wood or vinyl; or roman blinds (made of cloth or vinyl), matchstick blinds (thin pieces of woven bamboo) and all are available in prints, patterns, and wide-ranging colors. Shades too are available in many colors and can give complete opacity to nearly no light blocking, if required just for decoration, and come in different patterns for children's rooms with whimsical characters on them. Curtains with lining last longer and provide greater privacy, light, and heat protection and can be teamed with fabric panels and valances to make a style statement through window treatments- an option one can play around with the most.