Curtains or shades? Blinds or drapes?
One of the first things that you must consider when looking for the right window treatment for your home is whether you want light or privacy. Maybe you want both!
Here are a few pro tips that you can use to make the right choice when buying window treatments for your home!
Semi-Sheer Window Treatments
If you are looking for window treatments for your common spaces in your home, such as the living room or family room, privacy is probably not your main concern. However, depending on the number of windows you have, you might always need some amount of light in there.
One of the best ways to brighten a room is with natural light, which is why we always recommend semi-sheer fabric windows treatments for spaces with a bit more foot traffic. These types of window treatments offer just enough light while retaining a bit of privacy when needed.
If you have a bedroom on the first floor, it will likely need a bit more privacy than bedrooms anywhere else in the home. This is when floor-to-ceiling draperies come in handy. You can find these in both modern and vintage styles, so no need to worry about matching the decor in your home. Again, we recommend going with a semi-sheer style.
You can allow a little bit of light into the room when necessary, yet there is enough privacy dissuade any onlookers. Plus, if you want true privacy, you can use a blackout curtain behind your semi-sheer draperies and pull it down only when needed.
For bathrooms, we highly recommend roller shades. This is especially true if your bathroom has a window facing your neighbors’ homes or is sitting street level. Roller shades are very easy to install, and you can get them in perforated designs, which is great for those who want to allow light to filter into the bathroom.
There are two main spaces in the home where blackout curtains can come in handy:
- A baby’s room
- A media room
Getting your little one to sleep in the middle of the day might prove to be a difficult game. However, with blackout shades, you can stop light from penetrating into the room, providing the sense that it is nighttime.
If you have a media room of some sort, either for watching movies, gaming, or working, having blackout curtains helps get rid of nasty glare.
Blackout shades can be installed solo or behind any standard window treatment. This way, you can have the best of both worlds during the right times.
Creating Your Dream Space With Window Treatments
Window treatments tend to be one of the most overlooked parts of the interior design process. However, they are easily one of the most pivotal design points of any home and can make or break a space. It’s up to you to choose the right window treatments for your home to make it shine.