Windows are a critical part of any home. Not only do they let light stream in to influence the look of a room, but they also offer heat retention, a different look at your surroundings and — with the right window treatments — a combination of privacy and style.
But even with all that they offer, many homeowners still don't take full advantage of their windows. In many cases, residents don't install or hang the right window treatments for the space, cutting off the light and style that could otherwise be created by the simple act of implementing the right window treatments.
"In 2015, many designers expect to see a move to more multi-colored or patterned panels."
Here at Metropolitan Window Fashions, we know how challenging it can seem to choose the right style of shades and draperies on your own. But we also believe that every home can be made perfect with the right custom window treatments. Our interior design consultants are always available for free, at-home consultations with homeowners, to offer tips and tricks for finding the treatments that work best for your interior.
Here are a few of the pointers that we may offer depending on the layout of your home:
Coated in Color: While many people have been loving solid-colored panels over the past year, many designers expect to see a move to more multi-colored or patterned panels in 2015. This will pair ideally with rooms that are either stark in color, or have a saturated wall or floor color and bright white or grey furniture color. According to HGTV, people should expect to see more blues and teals, as opposed to the warmer colors that took over the interior decor realm at the beginning of 2014.
Luxurious: Fabrics like silks, velvets, damasks, fur, leather and suede add a level of sophistication and style to any home. They also create a warmth and depth to the room that is unparalleled with other fabrics or textiles. In 2015, we can expect more simplicity, but for those homeowners who are looking for a bit more luxury, these fabrics are a perfect choice. For even more luxury, adding tassels, embellishments and curtain hardware can be a great way to spruce up the interior without adding too much flair to the home.
Organic: Shades and blinds that are made of materials like bamboo or matchstick have become increasingly popular because they let in diffused light without blocking your line of vision to the outdoors. Because of the natural materials used in these types of hangings, they work in most any home, and can create a a great organic aesthetic throughout the rooms.
Sleek and simple: "Simple, sleek lines are dominating window fashions in everything from flowing drapes to chrome decorative hardware," writes Caren Baginski for HGTV. "Creating sleek silhouettes against a window instantly lends a clean, modern look to any window and room. A quick way to get truly streamlined treatments is with popular panel-track systems. Unlike their ugly vertical blind precursors, panel-track systems are made of fabric or woven-wood panels and can be used as room dividers or on window walls or doors."
Creating the ideal aesthetic for you may be different from what your friends or family suggest, but establishing a cozy and functional home for your needs is key. To learn more about how the professionals at Metropolitan Window Fashions can help, contact us today to make an appointment for a free, at-home consultation with our design specialists!