Tips For Window Treatments

When it comes to the décor in your home, you have many areas to focus on. From the walls and floors to the furniture, you need to be sure everything goes together in a way that helps you to achieve the entire look and vibe that you are going for. One of the areas you need to put together in the right way is the windows. The window treatments need to go with the rest of your décor, but they also need to be the right choice for the windows themselves. Here are some tips to help you when it comes to your window treatments:

Stay up to date on fads – Just as with anything else, fads will come and go in home décor. If you want your home to have a look to it that's in and stylish, then you want to make sure you aren't behind on your décor information in a way that can leave you putting up treatments that can leave your home feeling outdated.

Keep it basic – As mentioned above, the styles of window treatments change along with everything else, and right now the "in" thing in window treatments is to keep them simple. In the past, huge, fluffy, and layered window treatments were the way to go, but not anymore. Nowadays, you are going to want to stay away from the layers and stick with simple. Those lightweight almost-see-through coverings that were once the very bottom layer of window treatments are often the only thing used on windows now. However, you can use a valance along the top of the window to help pull certain colors and textures into the mix. Still, your valance should not be very thick and heavy.

Let the light in – You want window treatments that are going to allow plenty of light to come in, especially with the rising cost of electricity. The less you have to use the lights during the day, the more you will be able to cut down those costs. If there are certain rooms where you do like to shut out all of the light during the day, you can go with a thin but also light-proof set of curtains that can be fully pulled back and out of the way when you do want the light to come in.

Keeping these tips in mind will help you to decorate the windows in a way that helps you achieve a stylish décor that you will end up being happy with.

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