What do you know about your windows? Getting familiar with your windows can open up the possibilities of your room like never before, and even help push you in the right direction.
Some important questions to help you get started:
1) How do my windows look uncovered?
Knowing this can help you distinguish between an outside or an inside mount. Outside mounts are great to hide uneven or unsightly windows, and can really open up a space by making them look larger. Inside mounts create a clean, simple look – simple but only if you’ve got enough mounting depth.
Which leads us to the next question
2) What size are my windows?
Depending on the size of your window, you might be limited in your options. Certain fabrics can’t be cut past widths of 70” or more – and even less depending on what you’re interested in. If you’ve got an extremely wide window, you also might want to consider a lighter product, as hanging them might prove difficult. Or you can take advantage of multiple blinds/shades on one headrail to really unify the look of your room.
3) What type of window do I have?
From double hung windows to lattice windows, windows come in all shapes, sizes and styles. Figuring out what type of window you have in your home can go a long way toward giving you the perfect treatment. For instance, bay windows are a great match with cellular shades, so you can have minimal light gaps and great privacy. Likewise, casement windows work well with any kind of blind that can be outside mounted and raised high, such as wood or faux wood, for those times when you want the windows to open inward.
As you can see, there are a number of factors that can change the way you look at your windows. Getting to know them helps you understand that you have more options than you ever realized.