Many of us have that one window in our home that sits at just the right place, making it a huge focal point when you walk in the room. It’s a window that demands attention and can truly make or break your home décor efforts based on how you choose to treat it. Some of us find that we have 2 or 3 of these windows throughout our home and are looking for just the right window treatment to make that room look and feel more elegant.
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There are some important factors to consider when choosing an elegant window treatment for such a window, like the style and design of the room itself as well as the colors and themes already in use in the room. However, there are some window treatments that are simply elegant no matter what. Here are 3 window treatments that will add elegance to your room or space no matter what:
- Layered Drapes
There is no end to the way you can mix and match window coverings. “Layering” is simply adding treatments on top of each other for a more custom and elegant look. There are “functional elements” of a window treatment and then there are “design elements.” By beginning with the necessary functional treatment such as honeycomb shades, roller shades, shutters, you have given your home the needed heat control and privacy. Now you can add some sizzle to the room by taking those special windows and layering custom fabric or wood cornice or fabric valances or drapery panels. Shutters look nice. Now put beautiful fabric panels down the side of the shutters and BAM!… you’ve changed the look of your entire room.
- Pleated Drapes
When it comes to custom drapery, we typically design a 2:1 material/width ratio for a more elegant and full look. This is basically using twice the fabric than the width of the window opening. This allows plenty of folds in the fabric as it hangs, even when they are closed. If you aren’t using a UV safe fabric lining sewn into the back of the fabric you’re missing the weight and luxury look of the treatment; and, the heat and sun will quickly fade the colors and degrade the fabric. Without a good lining, they won’t last long, not here in the Valley. There are several pleat designs that are popular today… grommet style, pinch pleats of several different designs, goblet pleating and box pleats. We have examples of popular drapery designs in our Scottsdale showroom.
Plantation shutters are a very popular way to decorate windows and instantly add elegance to any room. Shutters, like the ones we offer at Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery, are made with the highest quality materials. They are not only durable, but are easy to use and can be customized to match any color. You can choose dimensions of your shutters so they match the style of the room they are in. Try adding drapes with your shutters for even more elegance.
If you are having a difficult time knowing how to add the right amount of elegance to your room, call Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Drapery to schedule a free in home consultation. We’ll send one of our experts to take a look at the specific room you’re working on and share our advice with you. Call 602-938-2885 today!