Many of us accept whatever window treatments already exist in the houses we buy. But think about it: Your windows conduct natural light and are the framework for what may be a beautiful view. Maybe "window dressing" should have a more important role in homes.
Using Or Losing Natural Light
How the light plays in a room can enhance your decor and draw visitors' eyes to a focal point; the fireplace, perhaps a table arrangement. You want to take advantage of natural light with the right window treatment.
You may also take control of natural light with blinds, shades, and curtains. Is one better than the others?
Types Of Window Treatments
When asked if he preferred shades or drapes, designer Jonathan Adler replied, "Why choose? I like to layer window treatments for dimension and texture!" Layering gives you more options and can add to your room's form and function. Mix-and-match window treatments include:
What's Trending In Window Treatments
There's a fine line between trendy and dated. Remember plastic-backed vertical blinds? They clicked and clacked and were out of fashion in the blink of an eye. Here are 2018 window treatment trends that may have a longer life:
Have fun "dressing" your windows!