Choosing the Right Type of Window Treatment

Posted by Sabrina Bitton on

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Window treatments are highly important in the world of interior design. Not only do they add privacy and comfort to a room, but they have the power to enhance the aesthetics and improve the appeal of any space. But it can be difficult to choose the right fabric and know what to look for when you’re creating a window treatment — especially with so many window treatment ideas out there. So, let’s dive right in and explore what your best option might be.

Drapes vs. Blinds  

One of the most frequent questions that I get asked is “when should you use blinds versus drapes?” Before you make a decision, you should understand the advantages that both window treatments offer. For starters, blinds are relatively inexpensive and are easy to repair. They’re commonly used as you’ll find them in all kinds of rooms, and really appreciate them if you’re on a budget. Blinds are also able to block out UV rays and strong insulation for your home. Not to mention they’re available in a wide range of different textures and materials.

While blinds offer many benefits, don’t overlook the advantages of using drapes. Drapes are also great for providing insulation and soundproofing a room, keeping unwanted noises out. They provide additional privacy to a home — especially when you opt for thicker, darker fabrics to keep eyes out. Drapes are usually very affordable too, and come in a wide range of different fabrics that you can choose from. Homeowners often choose them to create a more soft and sophisticated look.

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Creating a Luxurious Space  

Now that we’ve covered the benefits of using both types of window treatments, you might be wondering which is best for creating a luxurious space. Drapes can provide an elegant and beautiful appeal to a room, making it look more elegant and classy than before. You can choose a fabric that truly adds to your home aesthetic, and makes it look all the more beautiful and expensive.

For example, linen is an excellent choice for an elegant design — especially when you go with soft or neutral colours. Silk and velvet are also excellent choices, for their high quality, beautiful design, and strong durability. Faux silk can be particularly beautiful. You can play around with different fabrics and see which you like most, and choose a colour that blends in with your theme. When you find the right one, you’ll be amazed at how your new window treatment makes your space look so much more luxurious.

Working With a Busy Space   

When you’re designing a space that already has a lot going on, it’s important not to over-complicate your room and make it more complex than it needs to be. It’s a good idea to opt for solid patterns with a single colour. Patterned drapes might look beautiful when you’re working with a simple space, but when your room is already busy and filled with lots of detail, you don’t want to make it look too crazy. In that case, opt for a more minimalist design.  

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Finding the Right Window Treatment   

With so many window treatment ideas out there, it can be difficult to make a decision and choose which style, design, or fabric might be best. The most important advice we can give you would be to know your space, get clear on your design goals, and discover the different types of window treatments and fabrics out there. It’s all about finding the most suitable option for you.  

If you’re looking for an interior designer to help you create a luxurious space, or make your busy space look more beautiful and elegant, get in touch with us. Sabrina will be happy to book a consultation with you and help you design your dream space. Contact us online or via phone at (416)-825-8497. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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