If you’re searching for ways to improve the interior design of your home, the number of projects you can take up can begin to feel overwhelming. Should you re-paint your home? Should you change the flooring in your bathroom? Should you re-do the lighting? To make the most effective improvement to your home’s interior design, it’s best to select a home improvement project that will have a significant impact on the overall aesthetic of your home. For that high impact interior design project, look no further than window treatments.
Windows are usually focal points in a room and give you a chance to refine every room where they’re located. The windows create a break in your walls that add interest to the room as well as offering natural lighting. Finding great window treatments is a surefire way to boost beauty in any room. When taking on a project like window treatments, 5 crucial strategies will set you on the right path to home improvement.
Less is More: This is a classic design principle that carries over into almost every field, whether architecture, painting, fashion, and yes, window treatments. When applying this design philosophy to your window treatments, you need to consider how many windows a room has and base the intricacy of your window treatments on that number. Do you have many windows in a room? Then less intricacy in your window treatments will offer you a more unified and sophisticated appearance. In this case, you might opt for subdued color and a single color scheme or minimalist design. If you have less than the average number of windows, opt for more eye-catching window treatments as a grander focal point; use more color or attention-commanding designs. Just remember: less is more.
Focal Points: We’ve referred to focal points a few times now, so let’s dig into the best way to utilize window treatments as a focal point in your interior design plan. A focal point is essentially where you want a viewer’s eye to go first. Too many focal points create a conundrum for the viewer’s eyes—we can only focus on so much at one point. This is the premise behind using a focal point; this point will be the one part of the room that commands attention. If you have one window in your room, this is your focal point, as no other windows are competing with it for a viewer’s attention. Consider using elaborate window treatments—whether with an eye-catching color or intricate design—to emphasize this one window as the focal point of the room.
Repeat Patterns: This design trick will keep your interior design scheme following one of the most important considerations in decor—unity. The quickest way to stray from the path of effective interior design is to create discord in your decor rather than unity. Every part of the decor scheme should be like a conversation, not an argument—you want your decor speaking with each other, not speaking over each other. One way to ensure that unity is by repeating patterns within the room in your window treatments. Whether this is the floor pattern or even art on the walls, by repeating a pattern even in a minor way, such as using repeated colors or fabrics, you’ll take your decor scheme from the horizontal plane and join it with the vertical plane, creating perfect unity.
Window Proportion Corrections: Sometimes interior design isn’t about adding something new to your home, but about improving the old through correction tricks. You can utilize your window treatments to adjust the proportions in a room—a small window can appear larger by using drapery to enhance its size. Be sure that your window treatments are sized in a way that helps and doesn’t hurt the desired proportions in a room.
The High Drapery Effect: Using drapery to enhance a window is an easy trick to boost the impact of your interior design. Always hang your draperies high to create a grand effect that will lift the interior design of any room. If you have high ceilings, hanging your drapery high is an especially effective way to best utilize your home’s wall space to create the appearance of a spacious home and add a refined touch to any room.
Starting an interior design journey to make your home’s appearance reflect the vision you have for it can be exciting and at times a bit overwhelming due to the many options you have for where to begin. Windows are like the eyes of a home; make sure your window treatments maximize the impact your windows have on your home’s interior design!
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