Tips on getting the Optimal Designer Window Treatment Look

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It is no secret that window treatments can enhance the décor of commercial or residential space. However, without the right knowledge, styling your windows can be challenging.
Here are a few tips for achieving that high-end designer window treatment look.

1. Layers are Great for Function and Aesthetics.

Layering your window treatments is a great way to create a soft designer look and even better for functionality. More than one layer of window treatments creates better insulation. This means you can keep in the heat in the winter and keep your air-conditioned home cooler for longer in the summer. 

Do not overdo the layers, however. This can create a cluttered look, while also dimming too much natural light causing any room to look darker and much smaller than it really is.

Good Layering

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Too much layering causing room to look cluttered

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2.“Hang your Curtains high and wide.”

Hanging curtains closer to the ceiling and extending them out further than the window’s width is a great way to create the illusion of a bigger brighter room. 

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3. The Longer the curtain, the better.

Let those curtains lightly graze the floor or at least sit a half inch above it. 
Exceptions to this “rule” would include bathroom windows, kitchen windows, and doors with small windows. With these, you can allow the curtain to stop at the sill, or slightly below for a nice clean look. 

Let those curtains lightly graze the floor or at least sit a half inch above it. 

Exceptions to this “rule” would include bathroom windows, kitchen windows, and doors with small windows. With these, you can allow the curtain to stop at the sill, or slightly below for a nice clean look. 

4. One Size Does Not Fit All

Just because a window treatment solution looks great in one room, does not mean it will look great in all rooms. Change it up a bit to match the needs and style of each room.  

For example, solar shades may be the perfect solution for your living room, as they allow you to enjoy natural lighting in the day while still blocking harmful UV rays and keeping the solar heat gain down. 

However, in the bedroom, solar shades may probably let in too much light, this is where you could consider blackout shades for the perfect room darkening effect for a deeper and more restful night’s sleep.

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