Sometimes the bedroom doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but it is the first thing you see each morning and the last place you see every night. Remodeling and decorating the bedroom is a very important aspect of home ownership. Choosing the right types of window treatments is very important for the overall effect in this important room and every aspect can be discussed with a Phoenix home remodeling and design professional. Privacy and light are both very important aspects that need to be considered when choosing bedroom window treatments. The fabric, texture and style are important as you really want this room to be relaxing and comfortable. Window treatments should be complimentary of the overall décor and style of the room. Here are some of the most popular types of window treatments used in bedroom design.
Versatility of Blinds
Blinds sometimes are the perfect fit for the bedroom décor and it is possible to have them custom made to fit your particular taste and style. Not only are there unlimited color choices, there are a wide variety of styles to choose from. The common materials used to make blinds are wood and plastic. They may be the standard plastic roller style, wooden louvers or roman shades. Choose the type of blind that compliments the décor in the room. Custom made blinds are somewhat more expensive but many times it is the best alternative to achieving the exact type of blind that is desired for the décor.
Add Softness with Curtains
Curtains can be used to soften the appearance of a bedroom. One option is to use a tie-back type of curtain in combination with a stylish insulated shade. Modern design incorporates a layered curtain in white or cream which are covered by heavier curtains or drapes which can be pulled back to disclose the soft flowing curtains underneath. One advantage of curtains is that they can be pulled back away from the window during the day to make use of natural light and then closed at night to ensure privacy. There are also a multitude of fabrics from which curtains can be constructed. Choices include silk, satins; linen, chiffon, sheers, velvets, damasks, chenille and polyester just to name a few of the popular choices. For the feminine bedroom chiffon and silk are complimentary and heavier drapes work well for the masculine décor.
Balance it out with a Valance
The valance is often used with curtains, blinds or shades. They offer a very different effect. Typically, valances use long strips of fabric that are twined together and wrapped around a rod which is hung over the window. Valances typically are made using two or more colors which compliment the room’s décor. For a matching effect, curtains which are made from the same fabric as cushions or bed linen may be used with the valance. More formal bedrooms use swags which are situated above the curtain rod. The swag is typically constructed of fabric, but many times wood or wrought iron is used for effect. The type of valance or swag that is used as a window topper will depend on the overall style and décor of the bedroom.