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Read our expert advice gathered from Interior Designers and Window Coverings Professionals to help you select window treatments for your interior design or clients.
Learn tips from the professionals for:
- Light control and privacy features
- Understanding the functionality of your space
- Defining your personal style
- Choosing window treatment designs
- Different types of window treatments
- Incorporating technology into your designs
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Designing a room can be a challenge in itself, but incorporating the window treatments really brings the room together.
Understanding the functionality of your room gives you direction and makes designing the space easy. There may be a lot about window coverings you might not know, but as someone who has keen eye for detail, you’ll get it in no time. Maybe you don’t know the difference between shades and blinds or need to know how to blackout a room.
Did you know there are window coverings that can reduce your energy bill, while also being stylish? In our Interior Designers’ Guide To Window Coverings, we show you how to incorporate window treatments into your interior design. Here are some of our favorite tips from our guide to help you get started.
Tip 1: Hard Treatments vs Soft Treatments
“Hard window treatment elements are made out of rigid materials like wood, aluminum, or vinyl and are used for light control and privacy. Soft window treatments are made of fabric and add style to your windows. They can also work to enhance the light control and privacy offered by hard treatments.”
Tip 2: Choose Your Functionality & Style
“Sometimes the conventional design rules don’t work for how you plan to use a space, which is why it’s so important to start with function. For example, light is often used to make a small room seem larger, so normally window treatments for small rooms would include curtains in a light fabric and blinds or shutters that can let the sunshine in.”
Tip 3: Incorporate Technology & Motorization
“Motorized window treatments fit in with the recent rise in home automation, as well as offering safety and energy efficiency benefits. Because motorization eliminates the need for cords on blinds, it’s become especially popular among families and senior citizens.”
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