Your bedroom is a retreat from the rest of the world, so you should want it to feel relaxing and stylish. From bedding and wall décor to paint colors and furniture, decorating your master bedroom can become overwhelming for some people. While these are important elements to complete the look, your windows also deserve some attention. Valances, drapes, and blinds are all possible treatments for your windows, but you may not know where to begin selecting the right option for you and your bedroom. Here are a few things to consider when dressing your bedroom windows.
Privacy or Not
One of the first things you need to determine is if you need privacy in your bedroom. In most cases, you will. If your windows back up to a wooded lot, you may not place much emphasis on privacy. However, if your windows face a neighbor's home, backyard, or street, your windows should be covered at least part of the time.
Fortunately, drapes and blinds are both options to consider because they create a private space when necessary while giving you the versatility to let natural light in when preferred.
Heating and cooling your home can be costly at times, especially during extreme temperatures. While surprising to learn, a great deal of energy is wasted through your windows. Not only can your window treatments create privacy and add style, but they can also reduce the loss of conditioned air, making your home more energy-efficient.
Consider white or light-colored blinds that reflect solar heat gain by an estimated 45 percent or medium-colored drapes that add a layer of insulation between your bedroom and the outdoors. This layer of insulation reduces heat loss in the winter while decreasing heat gain in the summer, making heat and cooling your home more energy-efficient.
Style and Design
Many homes have uniquely-shaped windows. Dressing these windows can be a bit difficult, especially since many of the options sold in stores are suited to standard windows and traditional sizes.
If you have unique windows, consider ordering custom window treatments that offer all of the benefits you need.
Plantation shutters, which can create privacy, let in natural light, and add value and style to your home can be sized specifically to your unique windows. In addition, curtains can be hung from various rods above your uniquely-shaped windows to add color and texture to your bedroom with ease.
Dressing your bedroom's windows does not have to be a challenge. With this guide, you will learn a few tips to help you find the right treatments without stress.
For more information on selecting window treatments, contact a company like Classic Curtains & Interiors.