While there’s no secret on how to best dress your windows, many still have problems pulling all elements of their interiors together. In particular, some homeowners do not have a clear, definitive answer to which window treatments would be best for personal aesthetics.
There are no rules, but to give you a nudge in the right direction, here is a list of a few things to always keep in mind:
Colour, Pattern, and Texture
Interior decoration is all about harmony amid diversity. No matter what type of blinds, shutters, and curtains you put up, the key is to have it all come together.
HalfPriceShuttersWA.com.au, Perth’s leading provider of plantation shutters, says getting the colour, pattern, and texture of the interior elements in the right proportion should be your main priority.
If you are living near the majestic beaches of Western Australia, for example, the prevailing design is something casual, light, and summery. You will want to make sure that while your windows, shutters, and curtains are of different colours and textures, they come together perfectly to give off that beach house vibe.
Fabric and Texture Manipulation
When hanging curtains, drapes, and other window treatments, make sure the piece’s elements goes with the prevailing theme. This includes the way you hang it (using tab-tops, grommets, hooks, etc.), decorative elements (such as ruffles or tassels), pleating (pencil, butterfly, pinch) and the type (valance, shades, drapery).
Each of these elements is best for a particular place and time; it all depends on the particular style you are going for. If you want to pull off a contemporary look for your Perth home, for example, you will want the window treatments to focus either on the pattern of the fabric or the simplicity of the structure, but rarely both.
The ‘Finial’ Touches
The finials are the crown jewels of drapery accessories. When choosing the right hardware, consider the cost and how visible it will be from different vantage points. If the window is the centrepiece of the room, then splurge away with the accessories. But if the finials will end up being hidden at the corner of the wall, you might want to go for the budget version.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing your decorating style. When it comes to things as trivial yet as crucial as the windows, the important thing is everything comes together, and no elements sticks out like a sore thumb.