Pick Out the Perfect Window Coverings

If you are struggling to pick out window coverings, don't give up. There are a multitude of styles available that will suit just about any type of window. It is important to keep a few things in mind such as your budget, color options, style and the material from which the window covering is constructed. It is also important to consider the function of the living space where you will be covering windows. A family room may require window treatments that can withstand a lot of wear and tear, while bedroom window coverings may have to provide privacy and light control. With these things in mind, it is a simple process to find just the right window coverings.

Budget is one of the most important considerations when determining window treatment options. Look at how many windows you would like to cover and set a reasonable budget. While dollar amounts can vary widely depending on the type of window coverings you choose; within reason, a budget helps keep you on track.

Measure the windows to determine the sizes of window coverings you will be looking at. These are basic, general measurements that you can take with you to a decorator, home improvement center or fabric store. Within the confines of the measurements, you can get a pretty good idea of the overall cost of the window treatment. This will vary of course once you get more exact measurements, and will also be impacted by the type of material the window covering is made from.

Consider the form and function of the room where the windows are located. Is there a large amount of natural light? Does the room face South or East. For these conditions, light control coverings and window coverings that control heat or sunlight may be good choices. Also consider the room and how it functions in your home. Family rooms may require window coverings such as blinds or shutters. These treatments hold up well to a lot of daily use and also control light and privacy. Vertical blinds, roman shades, roller shades, pleated shades are all good choices for windows in spaces such as kitchens, dining rooms, or dinettes. Personal spaces such as bedrooms can be enhanced with the use of more elegant window coverings such as drapes. Also consider light control and privacy in the bedroom. Bathroom spaces can take advantage of more casual treatments that withstand heat and humidity such as wood composite shutters or blinds.

Consider the color of the room you are decorating. For a serene look, opt for window coverings that are neutral or match the wall color. For a more visually exciting look, opt for window coverings that complement or contrast with wall color. Window coverings can also be custom made to match fabric on your sofa, chairs and can even match wallpaper patterns.

Once you have decided on the type of window coverings you are looking for, head to your local home improvement center, fabric store, or custom window covering company. These sources will help you get precise window measurements and help you create the perfect window treatment plan for your home.


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jayjay40 6 years ago from Bristol England

I find the choices of window coverings very confusing, so I will bookmark your hub for future use. Thanks for sharing


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valery elias 6 years ago Author

Thanks for the comment jayjay.

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