Custom Window Treatments: Functional and Fashionable

When choosing a window treatment for your home or business, you don’t have to choose function over style. Many people do not know that there are a variety of functions and features that custom window treatments have to offer.

One of the biggest complaints I have heard about cheap box-store blinds is the unsightly appearance of the cords hanging everywhere and becoming tangled.There is also the issue of child safety! Luckily, we work with companies who have found a solution to this problem. We offer different features such as a wand in place of the cords which is not only more convenient, but also more appealing to the eye. There is also the ever so popular top-down, bottom-up feature in which you simply pull either the top of the shade down, exposing the top of the window, or vice versa with the bottom: Simple to use with a sophisticated appeal. Another highly recommended feature option is the motorized mechanism in which the user has a remote control to adjust the shades (which is especially convenient for those who are vertically challenged like myself). The motorized blind offers a smooth transition, and also allows you to control the amount of light entering the room. The beauty of the motor is no strings attached, literally! It is both beautiful and functional.

Decorator’s Choice in Hornell offers a wide variety of window treatments, from traditional blinds to fashionable draperies. There are literally thousands of fabrics to choose from (which could be a very time consuming process). Draperies are a lovely option for those looking to spice up their space. From bold patterns and colors, to simple looks for those minimalists, the fabric options are endless! In those areas where lighting is not an issue and you’re looking for an elegant touch, I highly recommend a drapery.

People often underestimate the importance of having custom window treatments. You would be amazed at the differences in appearance between a fitted window treatment and a “universal” window fashion found at a box store. When designing your space, you want everything to not only flow, but have a nice tailored look. Clean lines are important for a put-together appearance. The windows are typically considered to be the face of the room, letting in natural light and giving your home a wide open feeling. To really catch your guest’s eye, you want to dress up your windows appropriately. If your window treatments are not properly fitted to the size and shape of the window, the space may look shapeless.

There are other elements of a window treatment to keep in mind as well. Many people get a beautiful window covering, but forget about the finishing touches. From a valance, to the hardware, every piece of the window treatment should compliment each other. There are woods, faux woods and metals to consider when choosing hardware. Make sure the style of the hardware matches the style of the shade, blind or drapery. Also keep the rest of the space in mind. If you’re looking to create a transitional space, consider a metal. If you would like to stay more traditional or elegant, consider a polished wood. Whichever the case, there is a plethora of styles and finishes available. Consult with your window fashion expert at Decorator’s Choice, where we strive to help make your house a home and your business look professional.