Benefits of Window Treatments

While redecorating a room can seem overwhelming, a good place to start might be by focusing on the window treatments. Imagine what sort of mood you want your home to convey. Do you want an airy look? Would you rather have a warm, cozy look? Do you want it to be romantic or elegant?

Since windows come in so many shapes and sizes, there are just as many types of window treatments to use on them. One great benefit of a well-designed window treatment is that should you decide to put your house on the market, well-designed windows will up the value as prospective buyers gaze on in admiration.

Keep in mind also that another great benefit is the potential that a window treatment has for conserving energy. You might want to block the sun out of a bedroom, while taking advantage of the sunlight in a family room.

· Sheer window shades allow you to control light levels and privacy and help soften the look of your home. In addition, you can choose sheers with light-filtering or room-darkening options.

· For parents concerned about kids becoming entangled in window shade cords, there are a number of cordless options that are beautiful, stylish and safe.

· If you love the idea of wood blinds, but not the warping, cracking or fading that goes along with them, think about engineered or faux wood.

· Look for vertical blinds that are energy efficient, use soft fabrics and operate without the use of bottom weights and chains.

· Consider roman or roller shades. Both combine the operating benefits of a window shade with the subtle textures and patterns of drapery style fabric.