Four Steps That Will Narrow Down Your Window Treatment Selections
If you are in the market to upgrade or purchase new window treatments, you know the process can be daunting. There are so many decisions to make about styles, fabric, function, and color. Once you’ve got an idea of what you would like to see, at Perfect Fit Window Fashions in Ft. Myers, our trained consultants will be happy to show you the styles you like.
In the meantime, here are four steps that will help narrow down the selection so you end up with beautiful and functioning window treatments that meet your needs.
- Do you want the window treatment to advance or recede into the room? Ask yourself where you want your eye to go. If your room lacks accessories, character, and interest, then advancing the window treatment through color and texture will give the room appeal. By putting color on the window treatment, it becomes the focal point in the room and that is what your eye goes to first. If, on the other hand, you have lots of accessories, lamps, color, and good stuff going on in the room, receding the treatment by using neutral colors and soft textures would be the way to go.
- Are you interested in a vertical or horizontal line? This will help narrow down the product search. Vertical products can’t totally disappear, they can go to one side or to both sides of the window. For many people who have pets and little kids, vertical is not a good option. Horizontal products can be raised, stacked on the window, or hidden under a valance. For privacy, pull them down; during the day, raise them to disappear or try a combination of both. If you prefer a horizontal blind or shade for sliding glass door, two window treatments could be mounted on one track. This allows the ability to have one shade down and the other up for easy access.
- Do you need the window treatment to diffuse or deflect light? This is huge for many people who are very sensitive to light. Diffused light is a soft light with neither the intensity nor the glare of direct light. It is scattered and comes from all directions. It is softer and does not cast harsh shadows. A few products that would offer diffused light are Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Silhouette® Window Shadings, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, pleated and roller shades. Deflected light is harsh and directed light and is hard on the aging eye. It can be softened by the use of draperies. A few products what would offer deflected light are Provenance® Woven Wood Blinds, shutters, and both vertical and horizontal blinds.
- How do you want to shop? You can either go to showroom or have a consultant come to your home. If you are in the fact finding stage, visiting a showroom is a great place to start. Here you can see, touch and operate a variety of window treatments in a comfortable and inviting environment. Plus, if you have a window treatment specialist is available to answer questions. If you are short on time or prefer to have the window treatment specialist come to your home, not a problem. They are equipped to bring the window treatment showroom to you. Hand samples will provide a good idea of how the blinds and shades will look in your window.
These four simple tips should help you narrow down the selection of products for window treatments on the market today. Doing your homework before you meet with a window treatment specialist will save you time and allow them to better serve you.
Remember, the process for shopping for window treatments should be fun. And in the end, you should be able to find the perfect window treatment that not only finish your room beautifully but offer the functionality you need as well.
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