Do you have windows that need some type of window covering and do not even know how to get started on the project? You are not alone! Many home owners and apartment dwellers are in the same dilemma. Hear what a professional interior designer that has heard this story many times has to say about the steps that need to be taken to begin a window treatment process.
Window treatments are actually fun. They are not something to be afraid of. They can be costly if you want everything under the sun, but people should be encouraged to use window coverings to accent a room or a view or even use them if you have something that you want to hide. Window treatments can even be used over the closet doors. Panels can hide the closet and it makes it look like another window or another door to make the room look a little bigger.
Window treatments run the gamut in price. So sit down, figure out what your budget is and then decide how much you want to spend. You also need to consider how important window treatments are to your room. Remember that window coverings change your view and they change lives one view at a time!
There are so many aspects to decorating windows that time and effort spent up front is time well spent. You will find ideas by going through model homes, looking at decorating magazines or searching online. It is a good idea to look at fabrics before meeting with a designer which will make the entire decision-making process go more smoothly.
Pre-planning makes it a little easier when a person does hire someone to create custom window treatments for them because they will have somewhat of an idea of what they want. The important part is that it takes some of the guesswork out of the process and you are not spending all your moneymaking the designer guess what you want.
Be open to new ideas. There is so much creativity in window decorating today. Popular trends in window treatments include organic materials that bring nature indoors, luxe fabrics, velvet and grosgrain trim, green design which are both economically and environmentally safe treatments, bold prints, and tech savvy homes where window blinds can be controlled with a remote.
The key to the whole project is to talk to the person that is designing your window treatments and be open and honest with them because that is what they want and over time is going to help build a good relationship with them.