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Guest Blogger: Choosing the Best Window Treatment for your Home

Guest Blogger #475, Entry #1102, April 17, 2012

There’s no time like the spring to open up your blinds or curtains and let the sun shine in! The thing is, even when it comes to finding the right kind of window treatments for your home, there are far more than just a few options to choose from.

Are you looking for a way to upgrade the windows in your house? Here are some ways to inspire you.
Use some bamboo. If you’re super eco-friendly or you would simply like the presence of neutral tones to give off a tropical feel in your bedroom or breakfast nook, a popular trend is using blinds that have the texture of either bamboo or maple or birch wood grains. Lowe’s, Target and IKEA are all stores that carry these options at a relatively fair price.

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Beautify your home with window treatments

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Adorn it.

The thing about a classic look is that it never goes out of style. If luxury is more your lane, curtains made of silk or leather are two fabrics that are a bit on the pricey side, but they last a long time and come in a variety of colors and patterns. You can even accent your curtains with crystals, pearls or beaded tassels and the leather curtains (when closed) are an efficient way to keep the room at moderate temperature no matter what season of the year it is.

Go bold.

A great way to dress up a child’s bedroom window or even a bonus room is to use a bold print on either your blinds or curtains. Not only does it add a splash of color, but it can also bring a bit of life into any space. If your daughter likes flowers, how about some big pastel printed curtains with some handmade paper flowers placed along the curtain rod? If your son has a blue room, some window shades with big khaki and cream stripes could be a nice accent. has daily discounted prices on a wide selection.

Roman blinds. If you’re looking for a type of window treatment that wins the award for consistency, roman blinds would definitely be in the Top Three. Not only are they clean, sleek and come in a variety of options based on your particular need, but they also are the perfect marriage between being a fabric drape while providing the practical benefits of a shade. If you want your office windows to have an understated presence, how about a set of blinds in an antique pearl or grey color? If you’re using them for your kitchen or living room instead, Home Depot has some soft colors with ruching effect that are quite elegant.

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Be original with your window treatments style

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Be a trendsetter.

Following the fashions, even when it comes to home décor is cool, but remember that when it’s your house, the sky’s the limit when it comes to tapping into some of your own creative energy. While interior design magazines and television programs on HGTV can definitely provide you with a starting point, these days, thanks to websites like Pinterest, you can also go online to get ideas from people just like you. Instead of copying a look straight out of someone else’s home, trying merging a few concepts to provide you with the signature style that can only be yours. Besides, there’s no rush to find what’s just right. It’s your house and your windows. Enjoy the creative process that’s all your own.

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