Window treatments and accessories can really transform the way your house looks and feels. A simple curtain with the right colour and pattern, for instance, can actually make a room warmer or colder. There is no shortage of options too. Today, you can do anything with the right window treatment and accessories. Before you get started, however, here are a few important tips to keep in mind.
Stick to What You Have and Plan Ahead
It is always tempting to go with that trendy electric curtain or the latest window tint on the market, but you should never jump to a purchase decision without taking into account several factors. For starters, the existing ambience, colour, and tone of the room must be considered. The accessories you want to add to the windows should always match the existing tone nicely.
Don’t forget to plan ahead too, especially if you can’t add all the accessories you need (and want) at once. You can add a curtain now and apply window tinting later to make budgeting for the projects much easier to do. However, you need to have a clear picture of what the end results will look like from the very beginning.
Style and Substance
A lot of homeowners believe that adding window treatments and other home improvements is about style over substance. Yes, style does matter; you want the house – and the interior of the house – to look good and feel comfortable. That said, it is also important to consider the functions and features each window treatment offer.
Window openers, for instance, are great for making opening and closing multiple windows much easier to do. You can choose between manual and automatic window openers. The available products offer different sets of features too.
The same can be said for window tinting. There are products designed to improve your house’s energy efficiency. Adding this type of window tinting can really help reduce the cost of cooling and heating the inside of the house by as much as 40%.
Be Mindful of Your Selection of Materials
Colours and patterns are important, but we often forget about materials altogether. The window treatment materials should matter just as much as the colours and design. Each material can bring a particular feel to the room or the house as a whole, which makes choosing the right ones to use that much more important.
There are alternative materials to consider too. You don’t always have to go for fabric, plastic or aluminium when it comes to window treatments. Bamboo, for example, can be beautiful, durable and affordable at the same time. Adding a bamboo curtain to your windows can warm up the tone of the room a lot.
These are just some of the tips you can follow to get started with adding your own selection of window treatments and accessories. There are so many products to choose from so don’t hesitate to take your time and do more research before finally deciding to go with the most suitable accessories to spice up your house.