here are 4 basic things I like to to check off the list first when designing or purchasing window treatments:
A. Type of Room. Certain rooms have specific needs, for example a Nursery will have safety concerns.
B. Is there a need for privacy? Blocking a view? Sun, noise or draft control?
C. Will they be purely decorative?
Fabric: Will the window treatments be a jumping off point for the entire rooms color pallet? Will we need the fabric to pull the existing elements together? Does the room need a pop color or keep it neutral? What type of fabric would work best, sunbrella, linen, sheers?
Design: Do you need full privacy? Do you want to add softness to the room? Maybe a valance over a kitchen sink or in you child’s room or a simple roman shade?
Questions: The list of questions can go on and on which is a good thing, this way everyone’s design style can be taken into account and brought to life.
What are the installation constraints if any?
Choosing window treatments can be tricky but well worth it.
What makes it easier for me is to have a comprehensive design plan ~ which leads to a list ~ based off the design plan of the items you need to purchase with associated costs, this way you will know what your budget is and where you can cut costs if need be.
Whether or not you have budgeted for a full design makeover or you will be chipping away at it, having a plan will keep you on track saving you time and money in the long run. Don’t forget about wall art and accessories so when you stumble upon that perfect flea market find you’ll be able to bring it home because you know it will work.