When it comes to deciding on the right window treatments, function comes first. Do you need privacy or sun control? or do you want to add color, pattern, soften and complete the room?.
For these projects, during our consultation we concluded that the clients wanted sun control during certain times of the day, without completely blocking the light. At other times they wanted to enjoy the view and the light. They also did not want to be closing and opening curtain panels. Based on all this, solar shades were a good choice for these rooms.
For the windows above, we added a cornice. It adds another layer and gives it a very tailored look, and the sun shade can hide behind the cornice when not in use.
In the room below, they wanted more softness, so we added stationary curtain panels. Mounting them to the ceiling gives this room more visual height. The fabric also adds interest with a settle pattern, keeping the neutral palette they wanted.
Shades can also be installed on their own, or under a faux fabric shade or valance. They can be ordered with a beaded chain to lower and raise, or cordless.
There are many other options for shades and they have come a looong way in the way they operate and materials available.
If you would like to know the best window treatment for your home, schedule an in-person or online consultation…and love the home you live in!