Window Treatments Can Soothe Your Soul
They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. They reflect the spirit of the person inside and how they are feeling. In home décor, the windows are like the eyes of the house, allowing tiny glimpses from the outside. The right window treatment reveals as much or as little about what’s going on inside as the owner chooses to share.
Bathing in Light
As summer gives way to fall, the body starts to crave every last glimpse of warmth and light. No matter what keeps you busy inside, it feels better to complete your daily routine by natural light whenever you can. Newer window treatments are designed to let in as much natural light as possible while still providing a lot of privacy when it is needed. Consider newer shades that can be lowered at the bottom while staying open at the top.
A Little Goes a Long Way
For all the beauty that natural lighting provides, it can sometimes be too much of a good thing, especially if it’s direct light in a spot like the kitchen that is already hot enough. Simple wood blinds can do wonders to control the amount of light streaming in without being an overpowering design element. Their insulating properties will be a welcome relief when it comes time to pay the utility bills too.
If you are lucky enough to have a home with a well-positioned skylight, you already know how great it is to feel the warm glow of the first morning light. However, you will be more appreciative of the first morning light on some days than others. A new motorized shade can control just how much of that morning light makes its way into your home, and when it makes its first appearance of the day.
An Exterior View
Though you spend most of your time looking at your window treatments from the inside, it’s also important to consider the impression they’re making from the outside. Blackout curtains may be a necessity to protect your precious early morning sleep, but if yours are of the older variety they may not be showcasing your home in the most flattering way. Close your curtains and then go outside and have a look. If you aren’t pleased by what you see, you might have a second chance to make a good first impression with a brand new window treatment.
Your window treatments can be just like eye makeup for your home. Whether they make a bold or a subtle statement is completely up to you!