How to choose the right window treatment

When it comes to window treatments, there are endless options to choose from. Roller blinds, curtains, shutters, Venetians, roman panels and drapes – the list goes on and on.

Making a decision can be tough, especially if you’re unsure of what will look best in your home. I recently went through this process when choosing window treatments for our new house. It felt like the never-ending saga all over again!

Window treatment options

Plantation Shutters

If you’re looking for a window treatment that will add a touch of elegance to your home, plantation shutters are a great option. Unlike traditional shutters, plantation shutters are made from cordless timber, timber-look or aluminum, so they can be installed without the help of a professional.

ACA Shutters & Blinds have made this option far more affordable in recent times though. We provide a professional installer to do the complete job for you. Find out more about their plantation shutters here.

Roller Blinds

If you’re looking for window treatments, roller blinds are a great option. They’re simple and affordable and come in a variety of styles to suit any space. Blockout roller blinds are perfect for bedrooms, while light filtering ones softened light and are ideal for living areas. 

When choosing fabric for your blinds, be sure to consider both texture and pattern. Simple flat fabrics can work well in some rooms, but you may want to add interest with a textured or patterned fabric. Get a few samples before making your final decision.

Double Roller blinds

Roller blinds are a type of window covering that consists of two layers of fabric. The bottom layer is typically a blackout fabric, while the top layer can be either a light-filtering or sunscreen fabric. Double roller blinds offer the benefit of being able to switch between complete privacy and darkness to light filtering, depending on your needs.

Roman Blinds

Roman blinds are a type of window covering those folds as you draw them upwards. They are most commonly made from fabric and can be found in a variety of colours and styles to suit any taste.

Different types of blinds offer different benefits. Roman blinds are a popular option because they are soft, elegant, and can be used in a variety of interior styles. They are available in different colours and textures to suit any home décor. When choosing Roman blinds, it is important to consider the overall style of the room and the desired effect.

Curtains and Drapes

Looking for a way to add a little romance to your home décor? Look no further than sheer curtains. Made from floaty, transparent fabrics, they are the perfect way to diffuse light and create an intimate atmosphere. For a more practical option, choose curtains made from drape fabric. These curtains not only look great but also provide excellent insulation.

You can hang them with block-out rollers or plantation shutters.

Honeycomb blinds

Honeycomb blinds are a great option for any home. They offer a variety of benefits that make them a perfect choice for any window. Honeycomb blinds are available in a variety of colors and styles to match any décor. They are also easy to clean and maintain, making them a low-maintenance option for any home.

I chose honeycomb blinds for our house because they are stylish and versatile. They can be used to block out light in the bedroom or to filter light in the kitchen and dining area. They are made from a durable material that is resistant to water and fading, making them a lasting investment.

Our top tips for choosing the right window treatment

Decide on your budget

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting window treatments for your home. Price is certainly one of them! I was blown away when I got a quote for honeycomb blinds. It would be very costly to outfit my entire house with them.

You may have to narrow your choices down based on what you can afford. Or, you may opt to do the installation yourself to save some money.

Decide on your style

Different window treatments can create different looks in your home. Consider what style you want to achieve, and research which window treatment would be best suited to that particular look. Different styles may also dictate whether you choose face-mounted or recess-fit options. You can find inspiration for your desired look on sites such as Houzz and Pinterest.

Get the colour scheme right

If you’re unsure about a piece of fabric or color, ask for samples! This way you can see how it will look in your space. Keep in mind that white walls can have a different undertone (cool or warm) which can affect the way fabrics look. For example, a warm white wall may make a cool white window treatment appear yellowish. Or if you have cool white walls and use a warm white fabric on your windows, they may look bluish in comparison.

Decide on the finer details

Making decisions about your window treatments can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make the best choices for your home.

First, consider the function of the window treatment. Do you need it for privacy? Light control? Both? Once you know what you need the window treatment to do, you can narrow down your options.

Next, think about the style of your home.

Find a supplier

There are many online stores that sell blinds for a fraction of the price you would pay at a physical store. For example, ACA Shutters & Blinds offers a 100% price match guarantee, has a wide selection of window treatments, and comes with a 10 years warranty. 

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