Blinds, curtains and window treatments are often an afterthought in home décor – but they can make a big impact on the look and feel of a room. Not only can window treatments add visual interest, but they can make a room physically appear larger or smaller, with higher or lower ceilings. And they play many important logistical roles related to light, heating, cooling and safety.

So what should you keep in mind when selecting blinds or other window treatments for a room? We have a few tips, courtesy of House Beautiful.

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Go for Consistency

For a cohesive look, use the same or similar window treatments. Add or remove additional elements, such as heavier curtains for privacy, where the needs of a room dictate. Not only is this easier than selecting different blinds or curtains for each room, but it creates consistency and comfort throughout a home.

Consider Function and Style When Choosing Fabric and Length

Do you want a more formal look? A longer curtain may be right for you. However, longer lengths make it more difficult to open and close curtains, so they may not be right for a room that needs privacy. Further, long curtains are generally not good choices for high-traffic areas like the kitchen or a playroom. In addition, a thicker fabric tends to feel more formal, while a thinner or sheer fabric can feel more comfortable and cozy.

Add Layers for Versatility

Sheer curtains or drapes add visual interest to a room, while still letting light in. If you like the look of sheers but need more privacy, layer them with heavier curtains. This allows you to easily change the function or look of a room, just by pulling the drapes.

Use Blinds on More Unique Window Shapes

If you have window shapes or groupings that won’t allow for a curtain rod, blinds are your best choice. In addition, blinds can create a clean look, which helps to simplify an otherwise intricate décor.

If you’re having trouble deciding on window treatments, or you need your new blinds or curtains installed, give Blind Installation and Repair a call today!

Blind Installation and Repair is your resource for blinds in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. In addition to installation of new blinds, we make blind repairs and offer design consultations. Through our Just One safety campaign, we educate homeowners and business on the dangers of blind cords to children and pets.

Whatever your blind issue, our experienced blind installers and repair team are ready to help. Contact us today to get started.