In the design world, there are two types of window treatments: mass marketed window coverings and custom luxury window treatments. Mass marketed (common)coverings include many of your “off-the-shelf”, fixed sized shades and blinds, usually made with subpar synthetic materials. They may block out sunlight and provide a modicum of privacy, but they usually need to be replaced every few years due to cracking, chipping yellowing, or warping. Basically, they’ll cover your windows, but not well or very long.
Luxury window treatments, on the other hand, do more than just cover a window- they complement and enhance their surroundings. For example, plantation shutters, custom shades, and draperies flatter your interior design scheme – they are crafted with designer materials to fit your exact window dimensions – regardless of your window’s shape or size. Luxury treatments should last their lifetime without discoloration, warping, cracking or chipping. And for true luxury, your window treatments should also add real solutions – such as providing energy efficiency to your home while protecting your interior furnishings from damaging sun rays.
Above all else, a luxury shutter/ shade or drapery must stand the test of time. If your window treatments look great now become worn and dysfunctional in a few years, they will quickly go from elegance to annoyance. Luxury draperies, shutters or shades should always look fresh as though they were just installed.
Any window treatment can block the sun and add privacy, but luxury window treatments should be attention-getting and complement the décor. You may feel like that without these unique treatments, your windows would seem naked like an unframed painting – the whole room may feel bare and unfinished! Luxury window treatments will always improve the appeal and value of your home!