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Common Issues When Selecting Window Treatments

Deciding on the best window treatments for your home is not always an easy decision. With so many options, it is a challenge. Take some time to think about your personal tastes, how you want your home to look and feel, and the budget that you have in mind. Then start getting to work evaluating the different options and choosing what is going to work best for your unique situation.

Choosing color schemes is one of the first things that many people will seek to accomplish. When you decide on a particular color, or color scheme, you can start to pull different aspects of the window treatment plan into place, and make them fit into your vision. Colors can be vibrant or muted, and can match or contrast with your other décor, depending on the look and feel that you are hoping to get. Dramatic colors can have dramatic effects, but colors that blend can also be beautiful, and often have a soothing effect on the room. Take some time to objectively view the décor that you already have, the furnishing and wall colors, and decide what kind of feel you would like to have in the room. Then, start experimenting with colors! Work with an interior designer, if you can, or look at lots of magazines, homes of people whose taste you like, and online images related to home decorating, and you will start to see where your own tastes lie, and what you are naturally drawn to.

Do you have wallpaper in your home? Many wallpapers already provide some dramatic décor effects, and in these instances, the more classic or muted color schemes for window treatments might work best. Draperies with beautiful tiebacks can lend a nice touch to this type of décor.

The height of your ceilings and size of your windows also will play a big role in your decision about window treatments. Very large windows may require special considerations, as the effects are going to be more dramatic. But, in this case, you also have more options because you can choose to hang the window treatments in different places, at different levels of height, for a different effect. Often you can also conceal some of the flaws in the walls or window frames when you have more flexibility of where to hang the window treatments.

Making impulsive decisions about window treatments is never a good idea. Take the time to consider all of the options and evaluate the issues that you are facing with your decorating needs, and the results can be stunning.