Here’s the fun part about decorating or redecorating your home. There is literally no limit to what you can and cannot do; save for your imagination and budget.
And the best part of all, you don’t need a palace or a Lord’s mansion to give your home real class appeal. From the minor bijoux type of home to the stately mansions of Malibu, the right kind of window coverings and features can add instant appeal to your overall decorating palette and provide your home with a much-needed personality besides.
Now, there are dozens of different ideas that you can use to add that particular level of glam and personality to your window or that airy space on your landing that you never really know what to do with. But we’ve decided to break it down to ten different styles that will work for just about any setting and, you can use them, most importantly, any budget.
Remember, the singular classiest addition to any home or space – is your own, the one that says “you” more than anything else, so think about that when decorating or remodeling.
Trends and Types of Window Coverings
INTERNAL WINDOW SHADES
Interior window shades let you play with textures and thicknesses as well as broadness and length. They can either be made to measure or “layered” to allow them to be hoisted up during daylight hours for when you want that little bit of extra sunshine. They work equally well at nighttime, too, especially on those rainy nights.
Classic shutters are back in a big way. They instantly add a “plantation” feel or if you’re at a lake house or beach house. They open and shut with a simple hand gesture, and if you have them in pure white, they’ll blend effortlessly with whatever other decor you have around the room. They can be bought in solid colors or various prints, and for the super artsy types, they can be designed in different bars of color for each shutter. This creates a divine tropical and almost Hawaiian feel.
Double blinds add instant double refraction and a sense of warmth besides. They’re also significantly de rigor and add depth, texture, and overall style to even the smallest spaces. Ideal for nooks or landings or even in attics if angled correctly.
Sheepskin throws metallic touches, multi-hued curtains, and gathered fabrics make this a stylish look in a reading nook or with the perfect blend of cozy and relaxed. These colorful, loose curtains feel modern and laidback – a rare combination. Also, not much is going to amp up the fun factor like a playful swing chair.
COMMERCIAL WINDOW TRENDS
It doesn’t mean that just because you’re decorating for the office that drab needs to be the new fab; there are tons of chic and professional ways that you can decorate your office that looks stunning and professional at the same time, all while setting a tone that shows off you personality.
TEXTURE, FOR YOUR LIFE
Windows with textured treatments combine a thoroughly unique and earthy look with environmentally friendly materials. Woven and roller shades as well and wooden blinds round out the majority of these textured options.
Naturally organic materials offering both eco-conscious and trendy appeal offer the most interest are in great demand, having something of an interest in break room kitchens of restrooms.
MOTORIZED WINDOW OPTIONS
It doesn’t matter how many times you see it; something altogether quite impressive about a motorized window blind system. Not only does it allow for climate control and brightness and lighting access, but it also makes it instantly darker when shutting for projector or video control.
There are several great reasons to turn your windows from drab into fab, and when you think about how they can instantly add appeal to your office or home space relatively inexpensively, they become no-brainers. Materials are of top quality; they’re easy to install and not all that expensive. They make for brilliant additions to an overall look and size, really – it doesn’t matter. You can have them custom-designed for double-volume ceilings or small window nooks, reception rooms, Drs. Rooms for when you may need some extra privacy.
They can be used at :
- Healthcare facilities
- Property Management
- New Construction properties
Add instant appeal to waiting rooms, conference rooms, or any rooms that may need some extra TLC without breaking the bank, and when it comes to being creative – the sky is the limit, and you’re going to love it.