Did you know that most people overlook the importance of interior window treatments such as drapes and shades when they’re decorating a new room?
It’s true. Most homeowners will pay careful attention to the furniture they choose and the colors on the walls, but window treatments often go overlooked.
That’s a shame, because the right drapes and Roman shades can make a huge difference in your decor . They can work to block out unsightly views, add a bit of insulation to stop drafts and muffle street noise, and they’ll tie together your color scheme and decorating style with the perfect finishing touch.
If you’re overwhelmed or confused by all your choices, it’s not as hard to get started as you think. Try these suggestions for choosing the right drapes and shades for your style, and you’ll have your room looking better than you ever imagined.
Going to Great Lengths to Get the Drapes You Want
Drapes can be made in just about any fabric you like, so consider the style of the room you’re decorating. If you’re designing a formal dining room or want a touch of luxury in a master bedroom, rich fabrics like velvet and silk will provide a high-end look. For a more casual space, patterned fabrics and lighter weaves will let the sun shine in and add a pop of color to your decor.
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Draperies come in a wide range of styles, from starched and pleated for a tailored look to loose and flowing for casual grace. Custom drapes can be designed to perfectly match the windows in your home , too. For a casual kitchen or bathroom window, choose drapes that skim the window sill. For a more elegant look, hang drapes to reach the floor or to “puddle” with a bit of extra fabric artfully arranged along the floor.
Controlling the Light With Roman Shades
While you may not want to open or close your drapes once you’ve arranged them in their perfect positions, there are definitely situations in which you need to control the amount of light and privacy your room receives. Roman shades provide an elegant way to add gorgeous fabrics to your room while allowing you complete flexibility with a moveable blind. Custom Roman shades perfectly fit your window in length and width, and you can choose to layer patterns or coordinating fabrics with additional drapes and valances for a rich window treatment.
Best of all, today’s Roman shades offer incredible convenience: Choose a motorized switch for raising and lowering them, and you’ll never have to worry about tangled cords disrupting the overall look of your windows again. Motorized Roman shades are a great choice for families with children or pets for added safety, and you can even program the perfect height for sunny afternoons or cloudy winter days.
See examples of roman shades on our Gallery page.
There’s never been a better time to get the custom drapes and blinds you’ve been longing for. Choose from hundreds of great looks for your Bay Area home, from the powder room to the playroom and everything in between. What are you waiting for? Contact us to learn more about our collection today!