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Friday, May 18, 2007

Why Window Treatments?

I happen to be a big fan of window treatments, I think that in most instances bare windows look just that; bare. Unfortunately, drapery can get expensive, so a lot of people tend to skimp or ignore them, but do this at your own peril. Here are some of my thoughts about why window treatments are a good idea;

  • Even in a modern interior drapery provides a great transition from wall to window, it helps to blur the boundaries, and helps to carry the eye to the view.

  • Drapes can be a very creative way of solving an issue of lack of view, by using sheer drapes to filter the panorama, even the most mundane outlook can become transformed.

  • You can use window treatments to help correct scale within a room. By taking the rod to the ceiling instead of stopping at the top of the door, you can make a room feel taller and more spacious.

  • Drapes can help not only soften the visuals of a room, but also help the acoustics too. A heavier weight fabric can do amazing things in a small space, and can really help to create a quiet retreat, by reducing the harshness of the sound.

1 comment:

Linda Merrill said...

here here! or is that hear hear? I too love a window treatment!