First, when choosing from among attractive but functional window fashions, you’ll have to consider the purpose of the room. Your living room is a place for social interaction and entertaining guests, while your bedroom is a place for relaxation. This can affect the type of window covering you may want to use. For example, sheer drapes are a favorite choice for the more public spaces of your house. For the bedroom and bathroom, where privacy is needed, heavier curtains are the better choice as they help ensure that no one can see through from the outside.
Second, think of what your window’s main purpose is. A window can serve a lot of functions in the room, but the main one will influence how you should decorate it. For example, a window can provide light for the room during daytime and present a fine view of the outdoors.
Many sliding windows often have vertical blinds that are made of plastic or any other synthetic material, which you have to pull to split to the side, or use a solid control rod to adjust the angle for natural light diffusion. Riley, notes, however, that the noise the blinds make when the individual panels rustle against each other from the wind can be distracting.
You can also try forgoing the standard regular blinds in favor of a two-stage solution. Riley said the main setup will be to use full length woven shades for the window. The second part will be to hang up a set of draperies and hide the sliding guide rods. Make sure to decide how thick the material for the shades will be.
Interior design is the art of keeping an indoor living or working space aesthetically pleasing as well as functional. To this end, you should make sure that everything, from furniture to your choice of excellent window coverings, should follow a theme. For instance, you should make sure that your choice of drapes or curtains matches your walls and the rest of the room.
Remember, the treatments you’ll purchase must be significantly larger than your windows, perhaps twice the width of the window frames themselves. This ensures that your drapes or shades provide complete coverage, especially if you put great stock on privacy more than aesthetics. For the visual elements, see to it that your treatments don’t clash with the colors of your furniture and walls. Ensuring that your treatments fit the holiday theme, like red and green for Christmas, will also help.