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The Do's and Don'ts of Choosing Window Treatments

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The selection of the right window treatments can really perfect an indoor space, but many people don't spend much time thinking about which they should choose.

Windows can be the focal point of any room, so taking your time with this decision can be one of the most important decor selections you make.

Read on for some common guidelines you should follow when choosing window treatments.


Window Treatment Dos

When it comes to choosing window treatments for your home, there are several things that you should keep in mind. 


First, the length of your curtains or drapes is so essential. Make sure you take time to measure your windows and then measure them again for accuracy. When shopping for these types of window treatments, you'll want to make sure that full-length curtains or drapes reach the floor. They should touch the floor, or they should end less than an inch above it. If you're using cafe curtains in a room like a kitchen or a bathroom, they should end at the windowsill, not above it.


However, with that said, you don't want to put the curtain rod directly above the window, either. For the best results, hang your curtains high above the window. Many people like to hang their curtain rods close to the ceiling to make a dramatic statement with their curtains or drapes.


Also, extend your curtain rods a bit past the windows on both the left and right sides. This, too, will add to the overall effect.


When shopping for blinds, choose natural materials. Plastic blinds are inexpensive, but they also break and discolour easily. Wooden blinds are worth every extra penny.


For the best look, layer your window treatments. A single treatment will look lonely, but if you combine drapes or curtains with shades or blinds, you'll create a window treatment look that you'll love.


Window Treatment Don'ts

However, please don't overdo it when it comes to window treatments, either. It's easy to go overboard with them if you're not careful. Two or three treatments on a window are plenty. One of them should be a neutral liner that matches well with your other selections.


Also, don't forget that although design and colour are driving forces behind window treatments in Toronto and everywhere, window treatments' primary purpose is privacy. Choose window treatments that allow you to block prying eyes and bright sun; you'll want something that is both beautiful and functional at the same time.


Don't choose window treatments with too many embellishments, either. A few are a nice touch, but your windows can soon look too busy and distracting when you include too many.


Window Treatments Toronto

Choosing window treatments for your home may seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn't have to be that way. If you use the above tips when shopping for window treatments in Toronto, you'll be able to find the perfect blinds, shades, curtains, and drapes to match both your overall design look and your family's personality, too. 


If you'd like some help with your window treatments, please schedule a free consultation with us today. We look forward to helping you make your home look the best it can be!


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