If you have fallen out of love with your interior decor, change it up with some new window treatments. Swapping them is quick, simple and relatively affordable. It’s an easy way to add a pop of color to a drab room, let more light into a living space and spice up existing decor. Give your room a little makeover with new window treatments.
If your style tends toward modern and sleek, try adding a window valance over sheer drapes. These small shades drape a window and add a personal touch to the room. Choose a solid color for a more minimalist style like the Veratex Grand Luxe Linen Gotham Grommet Valance, available for $29.99 at Overstock.com. Or choose one with a geometric pattern to accentuate other colors in the room.
In a country kitchen, cafe curtains offer the perfect blend of light and privacy. These curtains only cover half of the window, so they can be installed in the middle to allow light to stream in through the top of the window. Add Serene Rod-Pocket Window Tiers for $24.99 from JCPenney to a window near the sink so you can look out while cleaning or close them when you don’t want people looking in. Pair with a window valance for a stacked look.
If you prefer decor that is friendlier to the planet, try bamboo blinds. Bamboo is sturdy and durable, and resembles wood, so it’s easy to match with many different color schemes. For $28, you can purchase a design view Maple Providence Bamboo Roman Shade from the Home Depot. Bamboo adds a simple touch to any room, and the material is easy to grow, so it’s more renewable than traditional wood.
Some rooms in the home may benefit from swankier window treatments. Whether you’re decorating a formal dining room, a sitting room or you’re looking to add a little elegance to a space, try traditional drapes. Adding an elaborate valence to the window and pairing it with drapes can add a posh ambiance to any room. Try the Elrene Versailles 52″ x 36″ Window Valance, which is $32 at Macy’s.
Whether you live near a beach or you reside in a landlocked state, coastal decor is perfect for anyone whose heart belongs to the sea. Add a little coastal style to your room with some new shutters. Rustic, worn wood conjures up images of the beach, and adding them to your living room is a quick way to incorporate it into your home. Distressed wood shutters are an easy DIY project. Simply find a set of white shutters and distress them. If you don’t want to do this yourself, check etsy or eBay for a pair that are done for you.
Changing your window treatments is an affordable, easy way to give a room a makeover. If your blinds are worn out, broken, dated or you simply don’t like the style anymore, try something new. A new set of drapes, Roman shades, shutters or blinds can inspire you to switch up other parts of your decor as well.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.