You love your home but something’s not right. You’re bored and you need a fresh feeling but you aren’t ready to take the full dive into a whole new interior or a remodel. So what do you do? Just settle? Absolutely not. You can absolutely make a world of difference in the feeling and style of your home, just by changing the decor around your windows! Windows are one of the most important parts in the rooms of each house but also some of the most forgotten and passed over. So if you’re looking to bring some fresh perspective and flair into your home, windows just might be the answer. Not every covering is right for every window. Depending on the type of window (sash or casement), some products will look and function better when properly measured and professionally installed. For example: If the window to be covered is a sash type, for the best light control and privacy, the window measurement should include the trim around the window opening and the head rail installed to the top of the wood frame.
If you have fancy decorative moldings and want to avoid holes from the attachment brackets, they can be installed just above the moldings using extension hardware. The key is that the shade should overlap the window opening about three and a half inches to control the light and privacy.This not only provides the proper function, but when the shade is fully lowered, the edges of the blind will extend to the edge of the wood frame around the window. Otherwise your shade will look like it is too small for the width of the opening, much like a cheaply made suit.
Now about curtains. Personally, we love the layered curtain look. This lets you pick out two bold or minimal contrasting colors and prints to bring a whole new style to the room and perhaps accent your area rug or favorite painting in a way you never thought possible. Add some plants near the windows and you’re covered.
Choosing the right window is a wonderful finishing touch and accent in every home and at Unique Home Building, we love helping your house to become the home you’re wanting. For more information on our remodeling, building or other contractor services, please contact us today!