Almost as quickly as the seasons change, our personal tastes and style changes over time. While variety and change can be a good thing, when it comes to choosing window treatments, it can be difficult to find shutters or draperies that stands the test of time both in terms of its functionality and style. Ideally, a window treatment should maintain its functionality from summer to winter, while at the same time be aesthetically timeless for lasting style for many years to come.
The first thing to take into consideration when choosing an ideal window treatment is what its particular function needs to be. Do you need blackout blinds that you can be easily drawn down on a daily basis for sleeping hours only? In this case, high functionality is top priority, which includes ease of use and ability to fully block out the brightest of natural and electric light. Or do you need a set of drapes that just needs to go well with the rest of your decor? In this case, the main requirement is that its style matches the rest of the room or house.
The second thing to take into consideration, regardless of how functional or how stylish you need your window treatments to be, is to ensure that your choice will not be quickly outdated. For example, when looking for the most effective blinds to block out light, look for the most acclaimed blinds that have stood the test of time, and that have many positive reviews that is a testament to its superior block-out capabilities. When it comes to finding the best style for your personal tastes that flows well with the rest of your house, take inventory of its surroundings and think about how your tastes might change in the coming years.
Basic assessments that help ensure the longevity of a window treatment can be done by asking yourself a few simple questions. Will changes in my personal style or home decor effect the functionality or aesthetic value if I chose this particular window treatment? Will this window treatment still go with the rest of my living room if I need to replace my couch in the near future? Will this particular design or color be something I could see myself still enjoy looking at in the foreseeable future?
What about if you want to draw more attention to your windows? A bright color or interesting design might be a better choice than neutral colors. On the other hand, if you want to draw less attention to your windows, consider picking a more neutral color for the window treatment. If it’s most important that the window treatment blends well and harmonizes with the rest of your room or house, then be sure to take into account all of the surrounding furniture, decor, and walls.
Not only is it important to take inventory of your existing surrounding decor, but considering potential future changes will help you get the best window treatment for you that will not quickly outgrow its function or style. By doing this, you not only are able to select the right window treatment that meets your needs now, but will keep meeting your needs in the ever-changing future.