As you shop for the right window treatments to meet your needs, you’re likely to come up with lots of different options. Understanding which is which and what might be right for you, though, can be a little complicated. Window treatments are really divided into three main categories.
Hard window treatments are those that are made of firm materials like wood and vinyl. If you’ve ever seen wood shutters or vinyl blinds, you’ve seen hard window treatments. Soft window treatments, though, are comprised of anything a bit softer. Sheer curtains and roman shades fit into this category. The third category is where you combine the two of those. It’s called layered window treatments, and you may see it when people use valances in combination with blinds.
Soft window treatments are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. There’s quite a bit of versatility in this category that isn’t available in others, especially when you combine off-the-shelf choices with custom options like custom soft window shadings and custom curtains. How can you ensure you get what’s right for your windows, though, and what really makes the best custom soft window shadings and other soft treatments? This guide can help.
What’s Right for Your Windows?
If you’re just beginning to design your space or you’re in the midst of updating it, you may not be sure what to consider as far as window treatments go. The best place to start, then, is to think about the windows in your room. What do you want to do with the light there? Do you need light-blocking power, as you might in a bedroom or sleeping space? Do you love the light that comes in, but the windows themselves need an accent piece to help showcase their beauty? Running through questions like these in your mind can help you select the right type of window coverings.
Keep in mind that you don’t need the same window coverings throughout your home. You simply need to select a style for each room that works for the privacy and light needs in that given space.
Once you’ve worked through your mental checklist, it’s time to start shopping. Be sure you consider all of the options on the market (both soft and hard) to add to a space. You may even want to enlist the help of our window coverings expert in a free design consultation session. We can not only help you find the right soft window coverings for a space, but also help you decide whether to pair them with a hard window covering option, too.
The Best Soft Coverings Are . . .
When you know what might work in a given space, how do you decide what you should go with? Here’s where your design tastes come into play. While our experts can help you understand your options, only you can decide whether you want the relaxed feel of beautiful custom roman shades or the formality of custom-designed draperies. Think about the other pieces in the room and what might fit in with both the feel of the room and your other furniture.
Silhouette Window Shadings – A Unique Option
The many soft window treatment choices on the market today, one custom option you may want to consider is Silhouette Window Shadings by Hunter Douglas. Beautiful choices that allow you to better control light and privacy, these simple coverings help to protect your home and allow you to have some flexibility with regard to light control while fully maintaining your privacy.
Whether you decide soft window coverings are perfect for your home or you’re looking for something in the hard window treatment department, we can help. To learn more, contact us today at 480.643.0014.