Window treatments (a cover or modification to windows) can make all the difference in your home. That’s because they not only set the mood in a room, but they can also give you more privacy and can even reduce your energy bills.
The selection can be overwhelming. Do you want blinds, shades, or drapes? A combination? And what length drapes? What color? What material for your blinds? Get started with small steps. Here are two tips to keep in mind if you’re thinking of adding window treatments:
First, consider what you prioritize: privacy, light control, and/or insulation. This will guide your decision on which fabrics, colors, and styles to choose. Take into consideration the direction your room is facing and how that impacts light. Do you like the sun to wake you or do you prefer a dark room in the morning? Is this a room that gets a little chillier than other parts of the house, or does it tend to be an oven?
Next, eliminate too many options by choosing window treatments that you love instead of picking something that’s trending. Trends provide great inspiration, but at the end of the day, you want something you want to look at. These are not items you’ll be buying all the time, so they need to stand the test of time in terms of style, and most importantly, your heart.
No matter what type of treatments you choose, remember to leave them open when you’re selling your home. It makes all the difference!