Spring is finally here! Flowers are in full bloom, and the sun is here to stay (unless its a rainy day, of course). A new season is a perfect time to revitalize your windows with stylish upgrades of custom draperies, shades, and shutters to beautify your home. For some homes, winter meant heavy fabrics and textiles on the windows, while spring should signal a time for lighter colors and lighter weight fabrics. Sheers or textiles that enable you to open the windows, rather than cover them, are ideal.
Springtime means brightening colors: Once the winter has ended, brighten your space with warm tans, blues, greens, and yellows to evoke a renewal for your interiors. While many people think you have to stick with the same window treatments year around, the contrary is actually true. Springtime is about letting in cool breezes and refreshing views. Opt for colorful Roman shades, modern valances, and shutters to help out.
Set The Fabric Aside: While many people enjoy decorative fabrics, there is a large population who prefers to go without them and enjoy minimal treatment windows, or shutters. Plantation shutters are a great option if you don’t want to fuss with fabric and synthetic shades or blinds. Plantation shutters complement a variety of styles. They can look very elegant in a traditional style home or compliment a contemporary-style decor. If you opt for non-decorative fabric, ensure that your windows are clean and inviting for guest to enjoy the views.
Using multiple treatments on your windows: If your windows feel bare and you prefer an attention-getting window, consider layers of color, texture, and pattern to complete your springtime masterpiece. If glare is a problem in your home from bright sunlight or reflective water views, opt for sheers, or solar roller shades that can filter and reduce harsh light. Window treatments that hang from the ceiling to the floor will elongate your walls, and make the room appear larger. By layering window treatments you can add versatility to your windows. Layering decorative window treatments over lighter fabrics (eg. sheers) will help keep out uncomfortable airflow while allowing in filtered sunny views.
Know your home: While you may fall in love with the dreamiest window treatment in a home decor magazine, think of your own home’s views and sun exposure before making the final decision. Much of your home’s temperature gain and loss is through the windows. If your home receives heavy sun exposure, have the appropriate treatments to filter out the light. While you may love valances or cornices, remember they only adorn the top of your windows. Your home may need sheers, or light fabric shades to assist with controlling the sunlight. Know your home so that you won’t regret your decision later! Better yet, call a professional for a free consultation!
Window treatments for your seasonal home should be inviting and inspiring! Spring colors, fabrics and textures are what give your home a lift of light and airiness. If you need help picking out the perfect spring window treatments please contact Mary today! 407-970-6900.