Decorating a new home or office can be a very fun and exciting project. There are so many decisions to make and so many styles to choose from, and at times this project can seem overwhelming. A lot of times people will spend a lot of time and energy and money focusing on the big decorating aspects, such as picking out furniture or wall colors. Some of the smaller things get forgotten or pushed aside even though it is the small things that really help to tie the room together. Window treatments are an aspect of decorating that can be easy to over look or forget all together. However, window treatments are often the decorating aspect that makes a room look complete. There are many different window treatment options out there to choose from and many options to fit any style or budget. Below is a list of some of the most popular window treatment options out there.
Blinds are a great option for window treatments for many reasons. While there are many different styles of blinds they all operate in the same way. All blinds have a pulley system that allows you to lift the blinds completely or partially. The pulley system also allows you to manipulate the angel at which the individual slats are turned so that you have maximum control over the amount of light that is let in to the room. Blinds come in many variations in terms of material and size. There are wooden blinds, aluminum blinds, and faux wood blinds.
Shutters are installed directly in to the frame of the window and are made up of horizontal slats. Some types of shutters have horizontal slats that can tilt to different angels, while others have stationary slats that do not move or adjust. Unlike blinds, shutters do not have a pulley system that allows you to move them up and down, although some types of shutters allow you the option to open and close them. Shutters are most often made out of wood or faux wood materials.
Shades are window treatments that are made of a piece of fabric that can roll, fold, or stack. Shades can either completely block the view of a window or, if open, can completely open up the view of a window. Recently a new type of shade has gained in popularity that uses a translucent material so that even when the shade is pulled down you can see through the material to the outside.
The list above is in no way a comprehensive list of window treatments, however it does cover the main three categories. The three categories listed above all contain sun categories and specialty window treatments. There are a lot of options out there when it comes to window treatments and the decision can be overwhelming due to so many choices. Fortunately, there are specialists out there that can help you to narrow down your choice based on personal style preferences and budget. Next time you are redecorating, don’t forget about the window treatments!