And when an architect has designed a house with large windows, which is a necessity today in order to pull the daylight into these very deep houses, then curtains come to play a big role in architecture. ~Arne Jacobsen, Danish architect and designer
As any interior designer will tell you, window treatments can transform a room. Like clothing for windows, window coverings are available in countless materials, designs, colors, lengths, and sizes. They reflect your priorities and your style. And, just like clothing, window treatments can be custom-made, or purchased off-the-shelf.
Thoughtful window coverings not only define your style, they also contribute to your comfort, turning a house into your home. When shopping for window coverings, we suggest that you:
Baby, see how I been livin’? Velvet curtains on the windows too. Keep the bright and unforgiving Light from shining through. ~American singer and songwriter
Create a Budget
Quality window coverings are investment, just like a good piece of furniture or a fine rug. If you haven’t shopped for window treatments in a while, do a little homework to get an idea of fabric prices and the costs on ready-made blinds, shutters and draperies. Determine a price range that makes sense for your home and your budget.
Some people think they’ll spend $100 or $200 a window, but that’s going to buy you a basic blind in today’s market,” says Barrett. Be realistic about what you can afford. Do a little homework in stores to get an idea of fabric prices, and surf the web for costs on blinds, shutters and ready-made draperies. Taking advantage of our free consultation with one of our window treatment experts is a great way to explore options in your price range and avoid costly mistakes.
I have a lot of gadgets, remote controls for everything – the curtains, pool cover – it’s like The Jetsons! ~Lil’ Romeo, American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and model
Create a Wish List
How do you live? Do you have young children? Do you sleep or nap during the day? Do you entertain a lot? How do you want your window treatments to help you live the lifestyle you love? Do you want the convenience of remote controlled blinds? Black out drapes? Easy to clean blinds? Lush, romantic fabric treatments?
I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer…. ~Audrey Tautou, French actress
Create a Style Sheet
Brides do it. Women going to the hairdresser do it. And smart window treatment shoppers do it too. Pay attention to window treatments in shelter magazines, public spaces, friends’ homes, and decorating books. Start a folder or a Pinterest board with photos and clippings that reflect your style. Do you like the look of rich velvet or are you drawn toward light, gauzy, transparent sheers? Add paint chips and fabric swatches from your furniture and we’ll do the rest, accessing our vast inventory of products, options and materials to help you create window coverings that are perfectly suited for you. Contact us for a free consultation today.