Window Treatment Ideas for Every Room
Posted on September 22, 2022
Posted in Windows
One of the quickest ways to liven up a room is with the addition of window treatments that can instantly transform the style and comfort of your room.
But picking a window treatment isn't as simple as you think. There are several factors to keep in mind depending on style, function, and location.
So, let's dive into what window treatment options there are and how to choose the best option that best suits your specific room.
Choosing a Window Treatment
When choosing a window treatment, it is important to keep these 3 things in mind:
Light, Privacy, and Style
You may want to add a window treatment to a room to block out light or provide some privacy if the window is in a public space or maybe, you just want to add style to space (that's okay too!)
There are various types of window treatments to help you achieve this including everything from:
- Films & Glass Treatments
Treatments for Every Room
Once you are ready to pick out a window treatment take a second to walk through the area and consider what is the best fit for that room.
What role does the window play in this room?
Whatever reason you choose depends on the room and the easiest way to narrow your search is to think about "Form vs Function".
Consider the need for more "functional" window treatments for more high-traffic areas and opt for cotton or polyester fabrics, or treatments made of wipeable materials like faux wood as they hold up with use.
Below we have listed some things to keep in mind depending on what type of room you are working on.
Living room spaces are the heart of your home and tend to be the most open and well-lit area in a house.
You may want to consider blocking some of this extra lighting if you ever need to cool off or need some additional privacy.
Though popular, drapes with their flowy nature may not be the best option for this type of space because of their limited durability and the high-traffic nature of this space.
Consider solar shades that can reduce light and coverage as needed.
Or if you love the style of curtains consider thinking through some triple window curtain ideas that can provide style and coverage with their layers.
The dining room can be one of the best areas to showcase a statement about your home. It is a place for family dinners, game nights, and holiday gatherings.
Consider adding a signature element to your home through shades overlaid with long drapes to really give the room a "wow" factor.
Keep in mind, that this may be a high-traffic room, and consider durable fabrics if you are going for drapes.
Your bedroom is where you start and end your day — it is your sanctuary.
The most important factor in choosing an appropriate bedroom window treatment is privacy and lighting.
Consider blackout shades for overly lit bedrooms to enhance your sleep. You can add a level of design by adding decorative drapery atop the shade.
Bathroom window treatments can be extra tricky to fit for due to odd/small window placements, high moisture levels, and additional privacy needs.
Some small window ideas would include glazing or film treatments. With this option, you can gain complete privacy, fit into nearly any small space, and eliminate the worry of moisture.
Of all the spaces in your home, the kitchen is the most high-traffic area with food front and center — and the occasional mess that ensues!
Your kitchen is continually changing in temperature and has high moisture and spillage.
You may want to consider adding faux wood blinds which are wipeable, durable with varying temps, hold up against moisture, and won't warp over time.
Working from home has become the "new norm" so consider a more modern window treatment to make your office feel more professional.
Some office curtain ideas to keep in mind would be lightweight curtains that allow light to come in without causing a glare on computer screens.
*Keep in mind the fluctuating nature of office spaces due to computer temps that may overheat a room — causing it to be less energy efficient *
Picking the perfect window treatment can be complicated. You want to find the perfect mix of form and function to suit your specific room type.
Consider consulting with a window expert to get more personalized advice or even a home consultation.
At Expo Home Improvement, we are here to help you! Get in touch with a consultant at Expo Home Improvement today!