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Lifestyle Driven Design…Furnishings for Every Room in Your Home

Lifestyle Driven Design…Furnishings for Every Room in Your Home



Let’s Discuss Window Treatments

The first question I ask clients of Tuscany Fine Furnishings considering window treatments is whether they are necessary to ensure privacy or will they become an embellishment? The proper selection can make or break the best design plan in either situation. Here are some suggestions that may assist in your quest for the perfect window treatments.

I recommend stepping outside of your home and viewing your windows, as you will also want to ensure their curb appeal. Creating a uniform look across the windows on the front side of your home, even the garage windows, makes for a well-thought-out plan. Be consistent with your choice of coverings. Wood blinds, shades, and plantation shutters should be the same on all windows, allowing your over treatments to be shielded from the exterior view.

Plantation shutters remain popular for many homeowners as they begin the window treatment process. They are available in various styles and finishes and often make a striking design statement eliminating the need for further treatment.

If privacy is not a concern and your view is beautiful, enjoy it without covering the windows. You should have your glass tinted to reduce the fading of furniture and lower energy costs.

When selecting windows during pre-construction or the replacement process, remember that built-in shades are available, affording touch of a button functionality.

Simplicity in your choice of over treatments is a good rule. Colors, textures, and styles must only enhance your interior design, not overpower it.

Choosing panels, I suggest keeping them tailored and neat. They can be sewn, lined, or unlined. Their width is determined by whether they will be opened and drawn or kept stationary.

When hanging draperies, whether hung pleated, rod pocketed, or from grommets, have them graze the floor, not touch. Puddling is no longer considered vogue.

The hardware is designated by the scale of the window and room, in addition to enhancing the fabric selection.

Valances are an excellent way to bring color, dimension, and texture to a room without obstructing your view. Again keep them simple in style. Roman shades are an excellent alternative for glass doors.

You should seek interior design professionals for the fabrication and installation of your window treatments. This ensures your confidence in the selection process and may save you from making costly mistakes.

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Riccardo Apreda

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