Common Mistakes When Choosing Window Treatments

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The time has come to invest in new window treatments for your home. But what type of Scottsdale window coverings should you choose for your home? There are so many different types of window treatments and each one has different benefits. There are a lot of factors to consider and it is easy to get overwhelmed by the decisions and you don’t want to make a mistake. Gallery of Shades offers this guide highlighting a few of the common mistakes made when choosing window coverings and how you can avoid them.

Outside looking in

The way your window coverings look on the inside of your home and how they complement your space is of course top priority, but people often forget that window coverings are also visible from outside your home. If you are thinking of putting your home on the market, window treatments boost your home’s curb appeal, it is important to make sure they look good from the street since first impressions really do matter. If you are not sure what type of window coverings are best, a design consultation is a great way to find the best window covering for your home.

Bare Windows

While you do not want to rush into deciding on what window coverings to purchase for your home, you also do not want to wait and leave your windows completely uncovered for too long. Often when moving or redecorating, window treatments are on the list, but are not at the top and can be put off for a long time and even forgotten. But bare windows are probably not the statement you want to make. Add window coverings to your priority list. Start by doing some research and narrowing down the style or styles you are looking for. You can request samples or have an in-home design consultation to make sure window coverings stay on top of your priority list.


When it comes to choosing window treatments, another common mistake is practicality. You should not only think about style because it is important but so it is your lifestyle. Your window coverings need to be functional for your lifestyle.  You also should take children and pets into consideration. You may want to avoid window coverings that have cords or things that be choking hazards.  


Decorative windows and vaulted ceilings are great but don’t forget about them. These types of windows can often be high and difficult to reach so you might remove them from your window coverings list, but you may want motorized shades for them. This way you can get the light that want when you want it and at the push of a button can close them for privacy. Motorized shades can also be set to work on a time. Think about the way you use your windows and try to find a treatment solution for ease of use.

Choosing new window treatments for your home may seem like a daunting task but it does not have to be. Don’t procrastinate or make hasty decisions. Do some research and contact the design professionals at Gallery of Shades in Scottsdale to help you find the best window covering options for your home. 

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