Romantic Point of View
In many a room, the window is the source of the romance as it bathes it in warm light. Romantic living rooms and bedrooms take to window coverings that are rustic and warm such as a wood blind. Quaint English cottage-looks are achieved with Shutters or Wood Blinds, as are beach homes or island retreats.
“Adjust the angle of your louvers or slats during the day to add romantic light into the room.”
A Revered Outlook
Time-honored rooms let your personal history shine through. Filled with traditions and mementos, they can be living rooms, home offices or bedrooms with a handsome, masculine feel, an English library for example, with Wood Blinds of dark-stained oak on the windows. Or, classic rooms with Wood Blinds accentuated with tapes to complement the furnishings. Honeycombs set off a home with a rich heritage inherent in the decor while protecting heirlooms from the sun.
“Invite the outdoors in, and make it part of your roomscape.”
Sights Set on Rustic
Rustic runs the gamut. Your idea might be a lodge in the heart of the city. With windows done in Southern knotty pine Wood Blinds, who’s to know it’s not Vermont? Rustic American country or folk art décor gets an extra layer of charm with Shutters or Roman Shades done in a linen textured fabric. Roller Shades in mesh, our Montego pattern, let in the filtered light and a whole lot of castaways atmosphere. Topping off many a rustic room, is a carved-look Cornice box over the window.
Consider before you choose whether you prefer complete privacy 100% of the time, or a moderate degree to maximize light. Perhaps your wish is to block a less than desirable view from a window. 3 Day Blinds has excellent choices in all respects, plus many Top Down Bottom Up upgrades for shades that allow you to have your privacy and your sunshine, too.
Great view? Don’t block it, frame it. Select a window treatment that opens up the outside world while still serving your other needs. As a rule, wider louvers or slats on blinds or shutters will offer more “view space” when opened. The top down/bottom up options for shades and horizontal blinds also provide a means for looking out while preserving privacy.
An insulating window covering is like an investment. It can pay for itself in the long run. Since experts claim we can lose up to 40% of energy through the glass panes, keeping a heating bill down in the winter and holding the cool air in during the summer is a big factor. Cells in Honeycomb Shades do this marvelously. Shutters and Vertical Blinds are also tops. Roman Shades, Faux Wood Blinds and Wood Blinds can be counted on to insulate well, too.
There are occasions when you wish to protect yourselves and your fine furnishings from the damaging UV rays of the sun. Western and Southern exposures are most vulnerable. Horizontal Sheer Shades are just one good choice when you want to bask in the sunshine without the harmful effects. On the other hand, there may be rooms where you wish to cut the light, or block it entirely for daytime sleepers or media room viewing.
Consider Your Space
To open up the room and make it appear larger, choose a color or material for your windows that is similar in tone to your walls. To make a room look and feel cozier, or turn the window into a focal point, use a contrast color.
Don’t Be Afraid of Color
Color is a silent language. It sends subliminal messages that lift spirits and affect your comfort level in your home environment. Bolder or brighter colors add life to rooms like kitchens and children’s spaces where there is lots of energy. Rustic colors drawn from the earth, including richly stained and honeyed woods, become color conduits, drawing the peace and tranquility of the outdoors in. Neutral shades warm up a room and showcase your accent pieces but neutral does not have to be “beige”. Every color in the color wheel has its neutral point. With so many reasons to add color, and so many choices in the palette, is there any reason to think all-white rooms ever again?
All the Trimmings
For some window coverings such Roller Shades, it’s time to choose the decorative borders and trims. For Wood and Faux Wood Blinds, the wide fabric tapes are part of the color and pattern fun. Match these to your roomscape, picking up the same accent colors in several other spots around the room. If a cornice box is part of your plan, choose the carved effect and color that works best, making it the crowning touch of your décor.