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Sep 29

Choosing the Right Window Treatments

Posted by Kristin Hibler on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Transforming your space can be as easy as selecting the right window treatment. And yet, with more options than ever before, selecting the right window treatment for your space can be a completely overwhelming ordeal. How to choose window treatments can depend on what the function is that you are looking to achieve in your home.  

When debating between blinds and drapes, it's important to think about both form and function. Consider any problems you need to resolve. Too much light? Saving energy? If you require light blocking protection, make sure the drapes or blinds you are considering provide those components. When choosing window coverings, whether it be blinds or drapes, you'll want to make sure you have carefully considered all of the following: color, fabric, type of hardware needed to install, and the shape and size of your windows.  

All of these numerous options will play into the decision on how to choose window treatments. Blinds can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, composite materials, aluminum, leather or vinyl. Slats can vary from 1/2" all the way up to 3" and can be vertical or horizontal. They can be opened, closed and anywhere in between. Drapes, on the other hand, can add more of an elegant solution to windows and can also have a lengthening effect when placed slightly above the top of the window. 

Fabrics for drapes come in an endless array of patterns, colors and options and can be custom made to fit any window. So, if you're trying to decide between blinds and drapes, consider whether you want a hard or a soft material and how important privacy and light blockage are to you. Choosing the right window coverings can make all the difference in your beautiful space.

At Design Resource and Fabrics we can guide you to what will be the best solution for your home. We carry the complete line of Hunter Douglas including blinds, shades, and shutters. If you are leaning towards the softer side, we have over 500 fabrics in stock that can transform your house into a home!