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Dos and Don’ts of Window Treatments

When choosing what to do with your windows, keep these Dos and Don’t of Window Treatments in mind, you might find it rather helpful!

Dos:

  • Spend time deciding on what type of window covering you want
  • Check that the curtains/blinds are suitable for the shape of your window
  • Choose a fabric that goes with the rest of your soft furnishings
  • Measure up your window correctly, especially if you are having blinds… always use a retractable metal tape measure
  • Be absolutely sure you are happy with your choice of fabric, especially if it’s bright and bold. Remember you have it for at least 10 years.

Don’ts:

  • Choose a style of window that blocks too much light
  • When choosing a fabric, avoid very large, bold prints in small rooms. It can be overpowering
  • Have curtains over windows that open inwards!
  • Buy less fabric by ignoring pattern matching…. Never!
  • Short curtains on tall windows? Don’t even think about it! Go for a blind instead and make it a feature

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Curtains and Blinds: How to get started

Curtains and Blinds: How to get started:curtains blinds made-to-measure

Curtains and blinds are functional as well as decorative so, before deciding on a style, you should consider the windows they are meant for and what you want them to do. Ask yourself these questions:

* Will my curtains and blinds be decorative only?

* Do they need to obscure the light completely?

* Will they be used occasionally only?

The next thing you must consider is which treatment is most suited o t your windows. For example, roman & roller blinds are an excellent option for smaller rooms. However, if the window is particularly large, curtains might be a better solution. Got a small window but the ceiling is high? Then a pelmet over the blind/curtain will give the illusion of height.

Remember that whatever treatment you choose, it will have a significant influence on the overall style of the room. Choosing the right fabric and the right treatment is paramount to achieving the result you want. Sometimes having a large print may work really well even on a small room.

If you still aren’t sure, invite a couple of local specialist companies or curtain makers to take a look at your window and make a few suggestions. Sometimes, a fresh pair of eyes might give you new ideas you may not have thought of.

Companies like Laura Ashley or John Lewis may charge you for a home consultation but others might not… We don’t change for local consultation, you can always give us a call.

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