When you’ve already painted the walls, scrubbed the floor and decorated your home well, yet your home still seems so boring, perhaps what you need is a creative and stylish window treatment. For instance, new blinds and shades add polish and style to any room.
Keep it Clean Ruffles and pleats can be attractive, but nothing says “modern” like clean lines. Ditch the frilly curtains and go with simple blinds or shades.
Try New Styles There are many fashion forward styles of blinds and shades to choose from. The most contemporary are Roman shades, pleated shades, and vertical blinds. All of these come in a wide range of vibrant or neutral colors.
Choose Bold Prints For a modern look, choose large, bold prints. Wide stripes are more current than narrow pinstripes. Larger prints look fresh and stylish, while small prints can look dated and traditional. Shades come in a huge variety of prints and fabrics, and you can have them customized to fit your windows.
Let Light In A light, airy space looks effortlessly chic and is extremely livable. With the right blinds and shades, you can allow plenty of natural light without sacrificing privacy.
Hide the Hardware Use a valance to hide the hardware at the top of your blinds or shades. Not only do valances give the room a clean finish, they can also be placed strategically to create the illusion of taller windows. Many blinds and shades come with matching valances.
Embrace Variety You don’t have to choose one type of blind or shade for every window in your room. Depending on their shape, each window might require a different type of treatment. Fortunately, you can have blinds and shades custom made in matching or complimentary fabrics.
Think Natural Wood blinds and shades are a great combination of classic and chic. The slight imperfections and variations in natural materials add charm personality to any room. Seek out light colored wood or bamboo for the most up-to-date take on this traditional style. You can also achieve a natural look with textiles.
Go White or Go Bright Crisp neutrals, such as white and light gray, never go out of style. Light colored blinds and shades look sharp and clean. They make rooms appear larger and more open. Adventurous home decorators can make a statement with vibrant colors. You can find many varieties of blinds and shades in deep jewel tones or bright, eye-catching colors.
Be Eco-Conscious Nothing is more current than environmental awareness. Many blinds and shades decrease energy use in the home by insulating windows, filtering the sun, or making the most out of natural light. Cellular or “honeycomb” shades are some of the best energy saving window treatments on the market. And with today’s variety of design options, you will not have to sacrifice your style in order to help the environment (and your energy bills)!
About the Author
Brant’s wife knew it was time to modernize their home, but she wasn’t sure how to get started. After contacting Creative Blinds, she realized this big job wasn’t going to be so bad after all.