When you’re choosing a window covering in Palo Alto, CA, as you redecorate or renovate space inside your home, you should remember that window coverings are part of the overall look and feel of your home. You can use them as accents in one room, to change the tone in another room, and to create a dramatic look in yet another room.
Some window covering ideas never go out of style because they work beautifully in transforming spaces and because they give your home practical functionality that allows you control over light and privacy. They can also give an energy efficiency boost to your home.
A window covering can be used to make your windows come to live by adding color accents to an otherwise neutral-colored room. For example, if you have a dining room that is painted with bright white semi-gloss paint, adding curtains with a pattern or shades that feature blue or green will instantly make the entire room pop.
Wood or wood faux wide-louvered shutters, such as those found in Hunter Douglas plantation shutters, give class and panache to any room you choose to use them in. They give you completely control over how much light is in the room at any time, while also offering maximum ventilation and privacy options.
Oversized windows are installed to let a lot of lot inside a room, to be a focal point in a room, or to give an incredible view of an outside vista. However, there may be times when you want to block out the high noon sun or you want a little more privacy in rooms with oversized windows. A neutral-colored linen shade or curtain can give you the flexibility to decide when you want privacy and less light and when you don’t.
Floor-to-ceiling windows demand a bold window covering that makes them a focal point in the room where they are located. You can choose brightly colored window shades or curtains that draw the eye immediately to the window. Using neutral colors on the walls and floors will create a dramatic look that will feel open, air, and welcoming.
Bathroom windows often get neglected when updating the décor of your home or doing renovations, but you can get a lot of instant transformation by updating the window coverings. You can choose composite window blinds or roman shades in just about any color you can think about to adorn the bathroom windows. Add complementary colors throughout the bathroom with the shower curtain, bathmats, and towels and washcloths, and your whole bathroom will look new and pop with color.
Another thing that you may want to do with your home redecoration or remodeling is to make your windows look bigger than they in fact are. This can allow more light into rooms and can also make smaller windows (and spaces) seem largest. The easiest way to do this is to install window coverings like curtains or drapes one inch below the ceiling, making sure that the bottom of the window covering is sweeping the floor. This instantly transforms space in very dramatic ways.
Adding a lot of color to rooms that have white or neutral walls and floors is another window covering idea that you should consider when you’re remodeling or redecorating your home. If everything in your home is white or neutral, it may make it seem cold and sterile. It may feel unwelcoming or uncomfortable to guests. Add window coverings with colorful prints and designs can immediately reverse this effect.
If you’d like to learn more about window coverings in Palo Alto, CA, you can speak with our experienced staff at Windows & Beyond, Inc. You can come to our showroom at 4020 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, or you can call us at (650) 938-8822 for a free in-home estimate.