Monday, 18 December 2017

Delightful Light: How to Use Window Treatments to Cultivate the Mood

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 04 October 2017 13:55

Your home's atmosphere is greatly affected by the amount of natural light that comes in. At night you rely on artificial light to alter the mood. During the day, however, your window treatments play a major role. Curtains, blinds, and shutters are important for privacy and insulation, as well as for setting the right mood.

Let's look at some of the best ways to use window treatments to create the ambiance you want at any given moment.

Enjoy More Privacy

Many people have neighbors living right next door. If you live on a busy street, lots of people may be walking or driving by. Window treatments such as curtains, blinds, and shutters can give you privacy in such situations.

Blinds are good if you want to control the amount of privacy you have, as you can shut them partially or completely. You might, for example, keep them half open during the day and totally closed at night when your lights are on and it's easier for people to see in.

Use Multiple Layers of Window Treatments

If you only have one layer of window treatment, such as blinds or curtains, your options are limited. In this case, rooms often tend to be either too bright or too dark. By having two or even three layers, however, you can regulate the amount of light that comes in.

You might, for example, have a light sheer layer that lets in light during the day and heavier drapes or curtains that you close at night. You have many other choices for layers as well, such as Roman shades, valances, and shutters as well.

Use Curtains to Keep Rooms Cool

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If a room gets plenty of sunlight during the afternoon, chances are it gets hot during the summer. This can be uncomfortable if you're trying to work, relax, eat, or entertain. Custom Blind Magic curtains or those from a similar retailer provide an attractive solution that lets you easily cool off a room during the day. Finding the right curtains also let you decorate the room to your liking. Choose the color, material and style that matches your decor.

Use Window Treatments Strategically

Don't feel compelled to use window treatments uniformly throughout the house. In most cases, you'll want a different effect in the bedroom, living room, kitchen, and other rooms. Consider the amount of light you want in a room, how much privacy you need and the amount of sun exposure a room gets.

Blackout blinds, for example, are a good way to maximize privacy in bedrooms. For living rooms and kitchens, however, you probably want to allow in more light during the day.

Window treatments serve several functions, making your home more attractive, comfortable, and private. If you're not satisfied with the atmosphere of a room or feel it's too bright, dark, chilly or hot one of the first elements to look at is whether you should add or change your window treatments.

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