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Window Decoration: A Look at some Window Treatments

Your windows can tell a lot about your house. Imagine a beautiful home but with crappy window. Now does that seem like a nice home to you? No, it doesn’t. You need a nice looking window to go with your nice house. Having a nice window can really liven up the joint. A window is somewhere you can get a nice view from. So if it looks nice, it a makes whatever you’re looking at even better. Your beautiful home deserves a beautiful window. You can think of it as a jewelry for your home. So, here is a look at some window treatments.

Something Organic

One of the most popular window treatments is the natural woven shades in bamboo and matchstick. This type of window let in diffused light so that you can behold what’s going on outside. But it’s not just and open window, so you don’t have to worry about your privacy.

It works really well on different environments. It looks very nice and natural. So it can give you that outdoors feeling you have always wanted. A very nice option indeed.

Simplicity and Elegance

To match the scale of the formal dining room, heavy brocade curtains are hung right below the tray ceiling. A simple ring heading balances the luxurious fabric very nicely while silk ties hold the draperies back to allow natural light into the space. It’s beautiful. Imagine this in your home while you’re taking a nice cup of coffee. Life couldn’t get any better.

So many Colors

A beautiful piece of work. Just think how nice it’ll look in your house, the white is paired with navy. This sort of design is on the rage in the window treatment agency. So you can give this look a try, it will probably impress. It’s especially nice if you do this decoration in your living room window. So wow the guests, with this unique design.

What a nice breeze!

Window treatments aren’t only for indoor rooms. You can try them outside as well. It can really give you a relaxing indoors feel. Try this at your backyard. Of course you should pick outdoor proof and easy to wash fabrics since you it’ll get dirty more often than not. But just look at the relaxing views, it makes you fall asleep. Having a nice conversation with your family members in a place like this wouldn’t be so bad now would it?

Luxury Fabrics

You can use luxury fabrics such as silks, velvets, damasks, fur, leather and suede. Although the overall design here lean towards simplicity but this trend will remain popular with people who desire embellishment and luxury. There is sparkling crystal, beaded tassels and lavish embellishments on every element of the window from the hardware to the trimmings and fabric.

Velvet and Grosgrain

Even today soft textiles are still driving the market and styles. Because of being simultaneous of fashion and interiors trends, you are seeing couture fabrications and dressmaker details such as ruffles, cording, beading, lace, etc.

Grosgrain is a strong and closely woven ribbed fabric usually made of silk or rayon, is used as a ribbon detailing on blinds and drapes. Velvet banding can also be used for detailing, or as a ladder tape to cover up route holes for string in blinds. A nice design for your home.

Go for Sleek Lines

Windows treatment: Today Simple, sleek lines are dominating window fashions in everything from flowing drapes to chrome decorative hardware. Creating sleek silhouettes against a window instantly gives you a clean, modern look to any window and room. Popular panel-track systems are a quick way to get truly streamlined treatments. Unlike their ugly vertical blind precursors, panel-track systems are made of fabric or woven-wood panels and they can be used as room dividers or on window walls and doors. These panel-track treatments can look contemporary or European depending on the fabric and on what you prefer.

Go Bold and Colorful

If you’re a fan of art then you’ll probably love this. This sort of design can really make your house look like an artistic masterpiece. Although Roman shades aren’t as dramatic as floor-to-ceiling window treatments, but they can add just as much color and punch.

Something for the lady of the house

Unique window treatments such as this can really complete a room. It is very romantic and feminine, perfect for the lady of the house. This sort of design is perfect for a bedroom and on valentine’s day, it can really set the mood just right. If you have a girl then this is also a very nice design for her room as well.

Try Silk Panels

Silk is a pricier option for window treatments. So if you don’t mind the extra price then this can be a very nice option for you. The shine and luxury of the fabric can instantly wake up a dull room. There are many different option you can go for such as embroidered silks, plaid silks and jacquard paisley designs. Since you’ll be spending a pretty penny, it’s a good idea to find out how it will look in your home first. So be careful in this department but other than that it’s really a nice window treatment.

The High-Tech Option

Technology can play an important role in our lives and but we still look for simplicity. You can now control window blinds via remote. The same goes for a light switch or even the Internet. But just because your windows have gone high-tech, it doesn’t mean they have to be stark and uninviting. One trend sure to cozy up a window is the Layering fabrics with high-thread-count cottons. So don’t be afraid of technology. We are in the 21st century after all.

Anyway these are a few window treatments you can try out. Remember, a beautiful window can really liven up your house and make your neighbors burn with envy.

Home windows are now part of your home decoration articles. Not only are they decorated by using curtains and valances, but are now filled with more design by new decorative articles such as shutters and blinds. These window treatments are in fact already secondary windows by themselves, but are windows injected with style and design that is created for the homes of the modern era, which is why they are perfect in almost any type of home today. Here are some suggestions on what kind of window treatment would be good for certain kinds of homes.

Decorative window shelveBlinds or a window blind is a type of window covering where slats of either fabric, wood, plastic or metal are adjusted by rotation and are closed by overlapping the slats together, either vertically or horizontally. It is now a common article in window design, but you may still have the option to choose blinds to decorate your windows. Blinds offer that modern look in a home more than curtains can do, and is often used for home offices and other business establishment. This window treatment is best for the sleek and straight designs of modern interior design.

Shades are another type of window treatment that is commonly used today

It is like the window blind’s ancestor, and its basic features is a wide sheet of elastic covering material, most of the times made of plastic or fabric, that is rolled into a cylinder that is situated above the window. You can adjust how the shade covers the window by either pulling the sheet up or down, and is sometimes automated by an electronic device. Shades comes in a wide variety of colors, designs and patterns, if you prefer to use shades, then you need to pick carefully the right pattern or design that fits your home.

Shutter or window shutters, on the other hand, is a window treatment used in homes since the medieval times. It is characterized as an extra “door”, usually comes in pairs and acts as a secondary window. Shutters are mostly used to prevent light and wind from entering the room. It is very simple and almost requires no technical effort to make one. Decorations of this window treatment mostly come from the design of the shutter, which may be of intricate or technical design, depending on the structure where it is applied on, and also comes in a variety of colors and color patterns. The advantage of the shutter is that it can be applied outside the room, giving you yet another space to decorate your window. This kind of window treatment works best when used on contemporary modern homes, houses that are designed after homes of the early 17th to the 19th century.

Window roller shadeThese are some of the major types of window treatments that are widely used in most homes for decoration today. Choosing the appropriate window treatment would highly depend on the general design of your home or of the room that you are planning to decorate. You might get “lost in time” when you apply the wrong type of window treatment for your home.

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