What’s New and Hot in Window Coverings

From on September 11, 2008 in Window Replacement

curtainsWindow coverings are essential for privacy. They can also help insulate your home from heat in the summer and cold in the winter. In addition to these functional attributes, window coverings can add beauty, individuality, and a more finished look to your living environment.

Window coverings reflect trends in home and interior design and the variety of blinds, draperies, curtains, shades, and shutters is limitless. You can order custom-made window coverings or take advantage of the many ready-made options available in retail stores, in catalogs, and on the Internet.

A bit of browsing will give you a quick hit on what’s new and hot. Check out the big home improvement emporiums and mall stores that “dress the home.” And I always recommend interior design magazines for luscious input on what the most popular and successful designers are using in their current projects. When you look for what appeals to you, even if it’s out of your price range, you’ll discover a lot about what’s hot to you – a great starting point for getting down to practical decisions and purchases.

White Faux Wood Blinds

Now classic, white faux wood blinds with 2” slats are a great choice for basic privacy and coverage. With these simple, attractive blinds installed throughout your home, you have a uniform look from both inside and outside. Then, should you choose to add additional treatments, such as valances and side panels, you can individualize the look in various multi-room living areas, the home office, and bedrooms.

Decorative, Easy-to-Install Rods

Shopping in any home improvement or home furnishings store will give you a view into the huge range of decorative rods available for easy installation. These rods are coordinated with clips or rings that attach to the curtain or drapery panels of your choice. These options give you great mix and match capability, when you consider all the fabrics, textures, and trimmings available in ready-made panels of standard lengths and widths. No sewing involved! Now that’s a trend today’s busy homeowners can relate to!

Custom-Made Coverings

If you are working with a contractor on a major remodel or significant addition, you may want to invest in custom-made window coverings. Your contractor will be a great source of information for you, and can recommend interior designers who specialize in window treatments, or reputable resources for blinds and installation.

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