How to Drape Old Windows and Problem Windows in Style?
Some of the most beautiful windows in modern homes can be the most difficult to “dress.”
Coordinating windows of different sizes in a single room is is often problematic. An extremely large window may present a dilemma if window drapes Santa Barbara are needed for privacy or light control. An arched window, or a bank of windows with upper clerestories may be beautiful to look at, but they can be headaches for interior designers.
Showcase Beauty – Drape Old Windows in Style
If you’re not concerned with privacy, and if you love the look of your windows, be bold and leave them bare. If that’s not an option, consider your need for privacy as well as light control and then assess what type of window treatment will help carry out your design theme. Is your style simple and spare, or do you prefer layers of fabric, lots of pattern and bright colors. Are you daring or demure?
The world of window fashions offers options. If your window is a stunning architectural feature, feel free to call attention to it, with a window treatment that highlights it size, its shape or its view. If you have extremely tall or high windows, consider leaving the upper portion uncovered. If you have leaded glass, etched glass or another form of art glass, celebrate!
Window Drapes Are Not the Only Option
Adjustable blinds Santa Barbara homeowners are a practical choice because they provide privacy as well as protecting interiors and furnishings from fading. They also add a layer of insulation. Blinds can be custom designed to accommodate any window size or shape, and they may even be customized with electric remote controls. Consider plantation shutters for a traditional room, sleek metal blinds for a contemporary interior, or woven woods and roll-up blinds for casual appeal.
In more formal settings, layer on the fabric, combine valances with coordinating pinch-pleated drapes or stationary side panels, or install opulent, flowing curtains that puddle on the floor.
Whatever your decision, it is wise to coordinate window coverings in the same room in some way, even if not all windows are the same size or shape. Use complementary fabrics and trim, decide on a unifying theme, or use custom blinds throughout. We have professional design consultants on staff to help you with all your window needs, and our convenient showroom is well stocked with samples and window vignettes to give you ideas.
Windows Worth Hiding
Let’s face it: Not all windows are created beautiful. There might be some old windows which you want to hide, so why not drape old windows in style? If yours are sufficient to allow light and air into your home, but you’d rather not see the “bones” and structure of your windows, consider practical window treatments that hide the flaws but still allow those windows to serve their purpose. Think sheers or blinds that will camouflage the shortcomings; then perhaps add a layer of fabric for pizzazz. As an alternative, cover an entire wall with fabric — from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. Downplaying the existence of a less than perfect window does not require that you sacrifice style!
What About Other Rooms?
Most homes have at least a few windows that don’t require elaborate or elaborate or expensive treatment — laundry areas, kitchen, bathrooms, and children’s rooms. These are also the areas to give free rein to your creativity. Change the looks frequently if you wish and be whimsical. We can suggest options in reasonably-priced curtains Santa Barbara residents will love. So, let your toddler have those pink and black polka dot curtains or express your playful side in the laundry room. Dress those windows any way that suits you!