Windows represent a lot of things in a home. They are the eyes that look in and out of the house, connecting what is inside with what is out there, yet separating them both. Windows can be an opportunity to connect with your home, display a style that truly represents you and are a very important piece in the home. So, it is important that you also take care in maintaining and decorating the windows in your house.
There are a lot of things that you can do for your windows, but not all of them will have the same impressive impact as others. One of the most important things to remember is that your window is there for a purpose and window treatments are essential. At its most basic level, you must put some window treatment to protect your home and your privacy.
You can use blinds or shutters to secure your home, and to protect you from complete exposure to sunlight. Not all window treatments will work the same for every window in the house, though.
The kitchen window treatment will have to look different from the window treatment in the living room because of so many factors, such as the theme, location and level of privacy that’s needed. You can also consider where the window is facing. If your window is facing east, it will be the first one to bring light into the house during the morning.
Not all windows are of the same shape and height, so the amount of window treatment to have is also important. If you are considering simply putting blinds on your window, you may just have to take the measurements of the entire window. But if you are looking for draperies, you also have to consider how high the window is above the ground.
If you notice some imperfections in your house that are near the window, you can also hide them with draperies and curtains that are spread wide enough to cover them. This will have a multiple purpose. It will cover the window, cover the imperfection, and cover your home as well.
Color, type, size, texture, pattern, etc… this list can go on really long. You can follow the theme of the room, or you can go with a complementary contrast. The window can also be a showcase piece or simply protection for your home. You don’t have to spend a fortune, either. Sear’s coupons or Home Depot promotions can go a long a way. Whatever you consider, write it down, and start eliminating your options. You will soon be able to come up with specifications that you can agree to implementing in your home.