June 4, 2013

Off The Rack

A big item when designing a space for a client is their window treatments. Window treatments can make or break the lighting in a room and the feel of the space. The wrong window treatment can give the wrong impression too so it is very important you pick the right treatment for the space.

There is a lot of concern when it comes to cost. Although the economy is slowly rising, many people are still very cautious when it comes to spending money on their home and honestly I can't blame them. Although my style of design is mixing high and low, many people want the look of a high end room on a smaller budget. It's not impossible, you just need to know where to cut. Window treatments are one place to start.

Just like paint, panels can easily be changed out when the decor changes so why spend lots of money when you can get a custom look without the custom price tag.

Here are a few of my favorite off-the-shelf window treatments.

The price range can vary on any panel. I also love searching Home Goods for a great panel. Whatever your style or budget there are really great options available now.

Window treatments are a great way to add texture and a print to an otherwise bland space. When searching for a solid panel I always recommend a twill, cotton or linen. It will give lots of definition and they hang the best. Another trick if you have shorter ceilings and an 84" standard length panel will be too long, check out shower curtains! They come in many different fabrics now and are 72x72 so they are wider than most panels (54") and they will fit perfectly in those smaller spaces.


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