A Room By Room Guide For Blinds and Shades
Every room in your home serves a distinct purpose with a specific design palette. Choosing window treatments to complement each room but still allow cohesiveness for the home is a challenge for many home owners. This room by room guide serves to show the different needs of each room in your own and how you can use your window treatments to help meet them.
Finding the Right Blinds For Your Kitchen
You most likely spend more awake time in your kitchen than anywhere else in your home. Designed to be a work space, your kitchen depends on light to help you prepare your meals. You will want to use window coverings that provide you with light while still giving the privacy you need.
The other challenge facing a kitchen is the grease build up that can form on blinds. Try easy to clean vinyl or wood blinds in this space with the top down-bottom up option. The blinds will stay dirt free and you can easily adjust the blinds to suit your lighting needs, without compromising your privacy.
The Master Suite
We call it a master suite because this is the room that should serve as your personal retreat in your home. Roman shades are a perfect choice in a master suite to create a warm, romantic feel. Choose colors that subdue the room and soft fabrics like satin or silk. This is your retreat, you should be splurging here. For the full retreat effect and a perfect slumber setting, line you roman shades with a room darkening fabric. This will allow you to sleep in on Saturdays the way a princess deserves.
Living Rooms and Dens
These are the most challenging rooms as the options are vast and your decorating style unique. Think about the over-all effect you are trying to project. Is your living room formal, complete with antique furniture? Pleated shades can be colored to fit any décor, and will serve their privacy and lighting functions well while not distracting from the elegance of your room.
If you want your living spaces to be more cozy and family friendly, use natural bamboo shades. The coloring will fit any décor and create a warmth to the room that encourages family time.
Like the master suite, you want to be able to create false night in a nursery to encourage babies to sleep. Durable cellular shades can be fitted this way and can be found in a variety of child friendly themes. Consider cordless options for the nursery for when the sleeping baby turns into the curious toddler and is fascinated with hanging strings.
If outfitting your homes windows has you feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and tackle them room by room. Once you consider the needs of each space you will be able to narrow down your choices and make the right decisions.