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How Window Treatments Can Brighten Up Your Home

With winter coming to a close and spring just around the corner should you consider changing your window treatment? With window design, many homeowners have seasonal soft widow treatment changes to brighten up their homes. Changing from darker heavy curtains to lighter and thinner material can make a huge difference in how your home feels this spring. Here a few ways you can design your window treatment for year-round success.

 

Transitioning to Treatmentless Windows

For many homeowners, removing all the curtains is the easiest way to change window treatment for the spring and summer and let the sunlight in. Removing your entire window treatment has some disadvantages though. Although it is relatively simple to just remove your heavy curtains and have open windows, there is a loss of privacy if there is no hard window treatment left. Also having no treatment can cause sun glare and sunlight damage to your furniture.

 

The Layered Hybrid Method

Owning soft window treatments layered with hard window treatments allows for seasonal versatility in window design. Hard window treatments refer to blinds and shutters whereas soft window treatments refer to stylistic curtains and accents you can hang over your hard window designs. Having a layered window treatment with a mix of shutters or blinds and curtains means that between seasons you can remove the curtains to drastically change how light enters your home season to season. The benefit of this style is that you own one window treatment year-round that can transform to let more light in, but you never sacrifice privacy or risk damaging your furniture with sun-damage.

 

Multiple Treatments

Though many homeowners prefer the hybrid method, some homeowners choose to own multiple treatments for seasonal changes. A benefit of this decision is that your home can look drastically different season to season. In the hybrid method, most homeowners own simplistic hard window treatments because they have to exist year-round. Simplistic white blinds can be a bit boring but are necessary if you are going to keep them up year round. Choosing to own multiple treatments allows owners to have really stylistic and colorful hard window treatments during the winter because they are changed out in the spring. This option is best for people who like the style of their home to fluctuate during the year.

 

Whether you want to own multiple window treatments or like a simple layout look, it is always smart to talk to interior design specialists to get the best ideas, home design trends, and proper installations for your home. At American Wallpaper we have a large collection of options that will work for any home in any season.