Redecorating your house is an exciting endeavor.
From choosing new furniture to new wall colouring to new carpet – your home becomes like a pallet where you get to brush your personal style in every corner.
There is one aspect of home decorating, however, that is frequently overlooked. And that is the window coverings.
Far too often, the budget runs out before proper blinds or curtains can be custom made, or even considered. Custom blinds can make or break a home when you get ready to sell as well. Sure, the home might look nice, but if you are missing custom curtains beautifully designed in NYC, or wherever you may be, then you are letting potential buyers miss out on the true potential of the home.
The humble window covering plays far more of a role than most people realise. If you are gearing up to give your house the dream makeover, then please read on and allow me to convince you that made to measure blinds and curtains should be of utmost priority in your planning.
Easier than you think
I recently went to a friend’s house and she had just installed stunning curtains in her living room. I was taken aback by how the feel of the room changed, and how her small quaint living room all of a sudden seemed so elegant and well dressed.
I hesitated to ask, but then I just couldn’t help myself, “how did you ever afford these?” I blurted out. She said I would be surprised, that there are so many curtains online to choose from at a range of prices to meet any budget. So there you have it. Finding and buying curtains is not something reserved for the rich and famous.
What is one way interior decorators use to make a large room seem cozier or a small room seem rommier?
You guessed it, blinds or curtains. As crazy as it sounds, custom blinds actually have the ability to change the size of a room – it’s all a trick of the eye.
To make a room look bigger you hang curtains high and wide. To make a room appear smaller, big, bold and layered curtains will cozy a space. Ah the window covering, so much more functional than just keeping light out.
Controlling the light in a room is way more than just letting the right amount of natural light in throughout the day and evening. The light in a room actually plays a major role in mood, ambience and general wellbeing. Curtains and blinds are the best way to control the light flowing through your living spaces.
Curtains and blinds have an aesthetic appeal, and can even change the perceived size of your living space. But the most practical purpose of covering your windows is for added security to your home and family.
At night in particular, when all the lights are on in the house, it is far too easy for a passerby to see inside your home. Well-placed curtains will deter anyone from looking into your home during intimate family dinners or play time with your children.
Window treatments are as important as any other piece of decor in your home. However, choosing the style and design can seem daunting to a lot of people undertaking a home remodel. Blinds and curtains sometimes get the reputation of being either overly expensive, or too fancy.
On the contrary, there are many ways to dress your windows in an affordable and stylish fashion. If your living room comes together perfectly but your windows are left bare, then the room is far from finished. So don’t shy away from incorporating curtains or blinds into the decor of the whole room and you will enjoy the numerous benefits a well dressed window can offer.