Window treatments can take your décor to the next level and complete the look of any room. Whether you are looking for understated sheers or cottons lavish silks, you need to treat your windows with the perfect balance of style, texture and colour. Here are 4 important things you should consider before buying. Continue reading to find out more.

silk drapes with decorative hardware

You’ll need to decide if you want the curtains to blend with the decor or to pop. For blending, pick curtains that are the same tone as the wall but a few shades darker, or choose a non-dominant subtle color in the room (a soft shade from the rug, say). A bold color will work like an exclamation point (if you’re looking to add some wow). Also keep in mind that in a space where the sun shines through unlined curtains, the color will infuse the room. Blue can be eerie; pink, cheery. Source: RealSimple

 drapery fabric colours samples

A window treatment with a lining will help to absorb sound when children are playing and keep the room quiet when they’re sleeping. Source: BedBathAndBeyond

Wood shutters and blinds suit traditional, rustic, or Arts and Crafts-style interiors, while modern roller blinds or honeycomb shades will complement a contemporary decor. If you plan to use curtains or valances, shop for blinds that complement these treatments. Neutral blinds won’t distract from sheer curtains, and sleek roller shades look chic with dark draperies. Source: BHG

wood blinds in kitchen

Light and Privacy
How much do you want and need? Decide whether you want your room bright and airy or more “buttoned up” and cozy. Is your goal to block out light for snug sleep in the bedroom or hang a sheer fabric in your kitchen that lets the sun shine in over your farmhouse sink? Are the windows you’re covering near the front door or facing the sunny side of the house? All of these factors will influence the styles and fabrics you choose. Source: GoodHouseKeeping

sun shades in kitchen

If you are looking for more information about blinds and curtains, please contact us here.

Universal Blinds
601 – 1550 W. 10th Ave
Vancouver, V6J 1Z9
Phone: (604 ) 559-1988