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Tips for selecting your Window Treatments

One of our favored services involves assisting clients in selecting, supplying, and managing the installation of their window coverings.

Beyond practical benefits like privacy and light control, window coverings such as curtains, blinds, or plantation shutters can significantly enhance a space's aesthetics.

Deciding where and when to use them and choosing the right fabric may not always be straightforward. However, we provide some tips below.

Purpose and Function

The first question to consider is the purpose of the window covering. Is it meant to:

  • Completely block out light at night.

  • Filter sunlight or glare from a west-facing window in the afternoon.

  • Ensure privacy from overlooking neighbors.

  • Conceal an unattractive view.

  • Improve energy efficiency and retain heat.

Plantation shutters can be quite versatile. For instance, in bathrooms where privacy is paramount, they are an excellent choice. The louvres allow you to regulate the light, providing complete privacy when closed. Moreover, if you need to obscure an unsightly view or where frosted glass is necessary, they offer a sleek and streamlined look.

Fabric and Hardware Choices

The type of fabric you select should be suitable for either a curtain or a Roman blind. Also, consider the overall aesthetic of the room. Another important question is whether you want the curtains to blend in with the room or make a statement.

A decorative rod, available in various sizes and colors, can enhance the look of a curtain, but you may just prefer a functional track.

Window Style and Surrounds

Several details need to be considered, particularly relating to your specific window style. For curtains, consider the amount of 'stack back' needed to ensure the window isn't overly covered when they're open. Walls or large furniture pieces may limit the possible stack back.

Decide where to mount the track or rod, or the height for a Roman blind. This will depend on the distance between the ceiling or cornice and the window architrave.

Also, consider other factors such as ducted heating vents or hydronic wall heaters.

In summary, window coverings are an investment that require careful consideration.

These tips should be helpful, but if you need further guidance, please feel free to contact us. We're here to help.

Kris x

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