Putting the “Wow!” Into Your Window Treatments

Design Advice by Lisa Christensen
Top Design Consultant Lisa Christensen Reveals the “how” on “wow” for Window Fashions

When purchasing a new home, window treatments are often an afterthought. Many new homeowners don't even think of window treatments until the first day they move in and discover that the whole neighborhood can watch them fixing dinner, or the sun is making it impossible to see their TV! Their first reaction is – we need blinds and we need them NOW!  So, you call your local 3 Day Blinds consultant and when asked if you have any specific product in mind, the first thought is – WHITE BLINDS – EVERYWHERE! Most consumers consider this the safe choice, mostly because they assume white goes with anything, and quite frankly, they are afraid to make a wrong decision that they will have to live with for the next ten years!

Let's face it – window coverings are an investment. Those white blinds are functional, but what about considering some simple additions or alternatives that can help your window treatments transition from ordinary to extraordinary! Here are some ideas that will put the WOW into your window treatments and create a look that you and your family will LOVE to come home to! 

Add Color

When selecting your window treatments, consider the dramatic impact that adding color can do for your rooms. Choose an accent color that will tie together the elements in your design and make a simple statement. In this picture we have added bold, soft roman shades and made them even more functional for adding light and privacy with top/down bottom/up options. These shades look great on their own, however, by adding drapery panels to the finished look, we have created a stunning focal point to the room. 

Mix in a Little Contrast

Not ready to commit to color? Try adding an earth tone shade in a darker color to balance the white walls and create a warmer feel. We love the way these simple roller shades add a new dimension to this modern kitchen without detracting from the clean lines.

Add a Dash of Texture

These bamboo woven wood shades look great on their own and bring a natural element into your room design. Woven woods are a great way to add in texture while still letting in the natural light. By adding the stationary curtain or drapery panels, the eye is drawn upward and the high ceilings are emphasized.

Create a Pattern

This simple geometric pattern in these drapery panels makes a statement without detracting from the soothing earth tones in the room. They also soften the hard lines and angles of the shades and furniture.

Don’t Forget the Details

Blinds don't have to be boring! Adding cloth tapes to your white 2” wood or faux wood blinds can create an accent without breaking the budget. Or add a wood cornice over your honeycomb or cellular shades to add dimension and dress up a series of windows!

Keep in mind that window treatments are a functional part of your décor that shouldn't be passed over lightly. They need to be functional but can also provide the finishing touch that completes the look of your room, or your entire home. Your local 3 Day Blinds design consultant can guide you through the process to help make sure you are getting the WOW that portrays your personal style!

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