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How to...Pick the Perfect Window Treatment Today!
Tip 1: Gather Ideas
Page through catalogues or go online to gather ideas for the type of window treatments you like and that will work in your home/office.
Tip 2: Consider Insulation Factors
Window treatments can serve as an insulation layer on your windows. If insulation is of importance, look for thicker linen and cotton blends. If insulation is not of importance, lighter fabrics or lace may be a good option.
Tip 3: Decide on Color
Solid colors and patterns work well for window treatments. For ease in deciding, narrow down your choices to just two or three color combinations. Also, keep in mind that your window treatment colors should either match the carpet, or one main color theme in your room.
Tip 4: Consider Lining
Lining will protect your window treatments for years to come. This extra layer also provides privacy. If you absolutely must have something that doesn't have a lining, consider adding a second curtain rod that can hold a lighter set of sheets.
Tip 5: Decide on Manual or Motorized
Manual window treatments are a great place to start as they will effectively cover an area. Utilizing window treatments with an automated device makes things even greater! Motorized window treatments allow you to control your window treatments with the push of a button, eliminates the danger of dangling cords, and avoids climbing on or over furniture to access a cord/wand.
Tip 6: Consult a Professional
Most window treatment companies offer FREE consultations. Contact a professional, show them your ideas and have them provide you with an estimate to measure, order and install your window treatments. (If under a time constraint, be sure to ask how long the product will take to arrive!)
Tip 7: Hire a Professional Installer
Most people aren't especially skilled at installing window treatments. You'll save a lot of time and money by hiring a professional installer. The right decorator/installer can also help with final details that you may have missed (e.g. curtain hooks, accessories, etc.).
Considering, purchasing, and installing new window treatments can be an easy process.
Following the tips above should help you make the right choic in finding the perfect window treatment today!