Your home is usually the #1 biggest expense, so it’s important to invest in it wisely. Many homes today have these large and grand windows. When purchasing a home, or the one you have now, you need to ask yourself how are you going to address your windows in the best way. Is there a sun problem blaring in? Do they require privacy, or what style and taste do you look to incorporate in your decor? Custom window treatments come in many styles, and functions. The great thing about a beautiful custom treatment is, you can create an original and unique look that you can call your own. With the many fabrics, textures, and styles, it’s important to pull the right look into your decor, working with a professional will help tremendously. Keep in mind your windows have a function and purpose. You may want your drapes to open and close using decorative traverse rods, or pulling up and down using cords. If energy and heat from the sun are an issue, you can go with cellular shades,or a special film for blocking some of the sun from fading. Maybe you may want just a clean look, you can get this in using plantation shutters which allows you to have the privacy and the openness when you want it. Again the many wonderful choices you get in using custom. The comparison with readymades than custom is your very limited to the many fabrics, textures, styles, and functions, along with creating that original look for your decor. If you are unable to work custom into your budget, try getting creative with your readymade treatment by adding too it. Beautiful window treatments,make the room shine working into your decor. It’s an important element in bringing your room together to complete it with a fantastic and finished look. Great book I recommend is”1001 Ideas for Windows” it has some great looks!
Written by Cheryl Jarvis/Designs by Cheryl- Interior Design
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I would like to give credit to the flowing designer’s sharing their photos. The Roman shades in this room were done by designer Jay Jeffers, shown in House Beautiful 2008 May issue, such a fresh and inviting room! The Interior Design magazine article shown, this room was done so beautifully by Bruno Moinard designs, Veuve Cliequot Ponsarin’s VIP guest house in Reims, France. The last photo shown is by a designer David Kleinberg. This was at the Alotian Club in Little Rock, featured in the 2007 January issue of House Beautiful. What a creative look in these custom window treatments, a look that will last!