Everyone has their ideal concept for what their home should look like. From the yard and the color of the shutters to the carpet or hardwood floors, the lighting, and the window treatments, you want your home to reflect your personality and your lifestyle. However not everyone has the resources or the means to update the entire home they way that they might want to do all at once. As a result, sometimes things get pushed to the back burner, and sometimes they never get addressed at all. But if you have patience, and you are intentional about the projects that you want to do, you can plan in such a way that will allow you to be hanging those beautiful curtains you’ve been picturing on all the windows, and perhaps sooner than you think.
Finding the right blinds and draperies for your windows
Windows give you a glimpse out at a completely different world. From the comfort of your couch, you can see the wind swaying the leaves and branches of the trees, you can see the thunder clouds rolling in to darken the blue sky, and you can see the wildlife flitting and prancing about. But windows work both ways, and you don’t exactly want to be giving your neighbors or any passersby the opportunities to look in on your world. For that reason, choosing the right curtains and blinds or shades is about more than just the style you want to portray, it is about your privacy, safety, and security. So when you shop around for the perfect window treatments for your home, keep in mind not only what you would be happy to look at, but also what would give you privacy as well as shade from the sun, when necessary.
Window trends and how your vision fits in
No two homeowners are going to have exactly the same vision for their own home. You may wind up with a similar color of curtain to your neighbor, but overall you will each have your own looks to your homes that speak to your specific styles. You are, of course, not under any obligation to follow any sort of home design trend or neighborhood theme, but you should feel free to look around for ideas that might fit well with your end vision.
For example, one trend that is becoming increasingly more popular is the installation of automated window treatments. Having your blinds or curtains on a timer can be quite efficient, and for those hard to reach windows, lifting or lowering the shades with the touch of a button greatly simplifies life for you. Recently, it was estimated that about 2% of new homes and those that were newly remodeled now have these smart shades or curtains, and that percentage will likely continue to grow.
There are plenty of reasons to invest in the right window treatments for your home. Many homeowners will switch up their window treatments every seven to eight years or so, which gives the opportunities for fresh, updated looks. Another plus is that some curtains could reduce a room’s heat loss by 10% in the winter, ultimately saving on your heating bill as well. Spend some time deciding just how you want those windows to look, and give your house the look you have always envisioned.