Five Tips To Help You To Select New Window Coverings
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to revamp your home décor, any decorator will tell you that window treatments are the easiest way to add some freshness to your home. Window treatments can be aesthetic coverings that are placed on, inside or over windows and transform your home interior into a fabulous space.
However, for this positive change to happen, you need to choose the treatments correctly. Window treatments involve a selection of the right color and fabric, length and lining, and custom-made versus off-the-shelf. With so many decisions to make and an ever increasing number of products to choose from, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
At LeClair-Hyett Design, we understand how difficult the process can be, so to help you select the right window coverings for your home, here’s our list of five tips to choose treatments that best serve your needs.
Tip #1: Do you want to cut down heat or cold?
If your primary need is to control heat or cold entering your home, you should consider purchasing a cellular shade. These have been proven to be the most efficient window coverings on the market
Tip #2: Should you block out light or let it in?
If you need to cut down glare, UV, and heat from the sun, but you would still like to be able to see through to the outside, consider solar screen roller shades or Romans.
Tip #3: Get motorized shades.
For those really high windows, rather than having long control cords, why not think about motorized shades. The price for this upgrade is likely less than you think.
Tip #4: Safety first!
If you have small children or pets in your home, you must AVOID “continuous loop” control systems. Such controls have been outlawed in other countries because they pose a danger, and Canada is exploring ways to follow suit.
Tip #5: Talk to a specialist.
If you’re building a new home or renovating, consider consulting a window treatment specialist before addressing your window options. Advice from an expert can help you avoid making costly purchases that will later limit your choice of window coverings.
As a full-service design firm in Kingston, ON, at LeClair-Hyett Design, we listen carefully to our clients’ design needs and aspirations then, based on these, through active collaboration and guidance, ensure the finished results reflect their unique personal style and beliefs. We offer our clients a full range of services for both residential and commercial design needs as we believe that our surroundings express who we are and what we each value.