Hints from The Blind Lady
Here are a few hints to help you make the best choices when choosing your window treatments and avoid common pitfalls.
- Choose a monochromatic room setting (monochromatic is the use of one color with different values of the color used throughout the room. Shades, tones, and tints to create layers in the room) or can be the backdrop of a variety of accent colors.
- Grey has been on the scene for about ten years, which has evolved in “Greige.” Greige is a warm grey that combines grey and beige.
- Starting to ease back into the neutrals, we have a resurgence of beige. Design always comes full circle.
View your fabric choices and colors in natural daylight
- Consider the fabric with the light playing through it, and consider how it will look in the evening without light filtering through it and your lamplight shining on the face of the fabric.
- Remember, the light bulbs you use significantly affect the color of the window treatments.
Don’t be afraid of color.
Sometimes I meet clients who think they should go “neutral” because they can keep their window treatments when they change other elements in the room.
If you have just purchased new furniture, new carpet, or new accessories and redesigned the look of your room, believe me, when it comes time to change the design in five, ten, or however many years, you will also change your window treatments.
So, select a color that achieves what you want in your overall design. I beg you, don’t select white or cream shades because they go with everything. They don’t.
The key to great design is a great function.
The design elements must look great when selecting your new window treatments or any other design element. But don’t forget that unless the window treatment is for style only, it is vital that the treatment meet some essential functions.
- Air Flow
- Light Control
If it doesn’t work correctly and doesn’t fit your lifestyle’s function, you may regret including this element in your design.
Use a professional
- Window treatments are just like other elements of design. They are an investment.
- When you seek the services of a design professional, you avoid costly mistakes.
- A design professional helps create a space you will love. Ask for credentials and a portfolio to ensure you are dealing with a reputable business.
Dream It. Design It. Live It.
There are many choices. The process can become overwhelming, but you must take the first step and call us!