Tips for Choosing Window Treatments

Windows are an interesting element to a home’s design. On one hand, they’re allow natural light to pour in while providing those inside with a view of what’s outside. On the other hand, they allow passersby to catch a glimpse of what’s going on inside. That’s where window treatments come in.

Some people view window treatments as an eyesore, but advancements in technology, new mounting options, and customizable designs and fabrics have made window treatments better than ever for homes in Milwaukee. They work functionally with your lifestyle and the design of your home to make the most of your windows. Here are a few tips for finding the right window treatments for you.

Let the Light In (or Keep it Out)

In some rooms like the kitchen, bathrooms, or living rooms, it makes more sense to allow the natural light in. For rooms like these, something more sheer with a simple pattern is a great option. You can keep them closed day and night for privacy, while still letting in the light. If you have a room you’d like to be able to make dark during the day, blackout shades allow you to completely block out the light – and provide maximum privacy.

Simplicity Is In

Overly ornate and heavy window treatments still have a place in some homes, but the general trend over the past several years has been a more minimalistic approach. Upholstered cornices allow a finished look without loads of bulk, while blackout shades in a variety of styles allow you to control light and privacy levels with ease.

Texture vs. Pattern

Natural fibers have been quite popular over the past several years. Things like bamboo, rattan, and other textured weaves provide visual interest without bulk, and can roll or fold up smoothly. These options lend well to a variety of design styles, so it’s easy to find something that will work in your home.

If you’re looking for new custom window treatments in Milwaukee, the award-winning designers at Warren Barnett Interiors can help you find the greatest solutions to fit your lifestyle. Visit our showroom in Brookfield today to get started!