With so many different kinds of window treatments available today, it's no wonder that selecting the right solution for your home can be a difficult decision. However, before focusing on specific fabrics and styles, first examine your needs from a practical point of view. You will likely find that if your requirements are simple, so will be the solution. Start by answering these two questions... - Will the window treatments be used to protect privacy? - Will they be used to control the amount of light entering the room?
Privacy: Unless you have lots of land to roam, you probably have windows that need to be covered for privacy reasons. If your living room has a view of the street, you'll want to shield it from passersby. If your neighbor can peer into your bedroom from their backyard, you'll want to eliminate their temptation to pry.
Light Control: When you think of using window treatments for light control, sleeping is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, controlling the amount of light or glare in a room can also be important for other activities such as watching television, reading, or working at your desk.
Style: Before you select window treatment fabrics and patterns, you'll want to first decide on the mood you want for the room. Do you want it to be casual? romantic? formal? The reason for this is because the mood you choose will influence the type of fabric and style for your window treatments, which is a matter of personal taste? Lots of fabric flowing from floor-to-ceiling conveys a formal look. Swags of sheer fabric draped across a wide window rings of contemporary elegance.