Window Treatment Trends to Brighten Up Your Home
Often when people enter a room, their eyes are attracted to the windows. This could be because of the amount of sunshine they allow to stream into the room, their shape or great use of colour in the curtains or blinds. Different trends are emerging which will help to brighten your room in a simple but effective manner.
Let the Light Shine In
If your curtains are looking a bit drab, why not think about replacing them with sheer fabrics in warm colours, such as orange or yellow? Using sheer fabrics allows light into the room, unlike heavier curtain materials, and adds warmth to the room. You could try patterned fabrics or mix colours with lighter shades for nets and then a bolder shade for the curtains.
If you have blinds on windows in rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms, you can jazz them up with trendy trims at the bottom. You can add a colourful fringe or sew different-coloured glass beads from the tape. Another idea is to sew in buttons of different colours or textures or collect shells to attach to them. These items can be bought in second-hand shops or market stalls.
Making an Effect with Colour
If you have plain walls, you can go bold with your curtains or shades. This is really effective if your walls are neutral colours such as white or off-white. Strong colours and also metal colours are back in vogue. You could try gold or silver metallic fabrics, which would look really cool in the bedroom, or use classic metal rods to hang your curtains.
A definite talking point would be swing-arm curtains which hang at 90 degrees to the windows when open. These look amazing and are inspired by a Swedish design. These would be particularly effective on small square windows.
Obviously, if you’re planning to include window treatments to catch the eye, now’s the time to see if you need new windows or different types of windows such as sash or floor-to-ceiling glass. If you are looking for double glazing in Dublin, then Keanewindows can help you find the best for your home.
If possible, bring material samples home to put up against your windows to make sure they are right before you buy.