Tips for Redecorating With New Window Treatments
Things can easily get out of hand when you make the decision to redecorate your home. But, if you take the time to outline your ideas and consider the important aspects of redecorating, you can get great results. One way that many homeowners find to create dramatic updates is by using new window treatments throughout their homes, or only in a few key rooms. Here are 5 things that you should take into consideration when you are ready to redecorate with new window treatments.
1. Outline your budget: Before you get started shopping for new window treatments, it is a wise idea to know how much you are willing to spend. Window treatments, blinds, shades, curtains and other window accessories can get very expensive, very quickly. And, you will be surprised to realize how many windows you actually have in your home—more than you might guess at first. Since you probably don’t want to break the bank, and, like most people, you probably have to stick to a budget, decide how much you are willing to spend, and then you are ready to get started.
2. Consider the location: Are you really ready to overhaul the whole house? Or are you more ready to start with a few rooms and go from there? Make sure you know what you are getting into, and which rooms are most important to start with. When you remember #1 above, you will realize that this is an important part of the process. You might not be able to get to every room right away, so choose the rooms that you want to work on first.
3. Decide your personal style: Some people love Roman shades, others prefer long draperies or sheers. Still others like decorative valances for their window treatments. It is not unacceptable at all to have a variety of different window treatments throughout your home. They do not all have to match, but adjoining rooms should definitely have a flow, of sorts, and not clash. So, if you have a room that is very formal that opens up into a more casual area, you have to consider how to blend the space so that the transition is not shocking.
4. Decide on a theme: Do you have a specific theme in mind? Consider the geographical area that you live in, your hobbies and interests, and how your house is decorated in general, when you are choosing window treatments and accessories. Make a splash with a nautical theme, bring the tropics home with a southern theme, or add a sports flavor to any room with certain kinds of window treatments.
When you have a clear idea of what you want for your window treatments, it can make many of the decisions easier for decorating your home. Start with the basics, and then use your imagination and let yourself go wild!