Thursday, June 10, 2010

The icing on your windows

Windows, the element of a room that seems to throw everything off.  If you have ever decorated a space, you know what I am talking about.  It appears that all of the finishing touches have been added, but something just doesn't feel right.  That is likely because the windows have been forgotten.

This is part one, in a multiple part series, to help remedy this problem.  Adding design to your windows is like adding icing to a cake.  The cake looks okay un-iced, but man does it look better with icing. 

Today's post is about the reasons people draw a blank when it comes to design and windows.

"I don't want to lose my light" (number one reason)

This is a valid complaint, but keep in mind that most of us don't live on a deserted island. That means we have neighbors.  Do we want those neighbors peering in at us as we are sleeping?

So, having some sort of covering is not only icing, but functional, too.  Some of the options you have for covering that let in light are: blinds, shutters (no they are not just for exteriors), roman shades, and the list can go on. Check out this website to the plethora of options :


"My spouse thinks it will look to feminine/masculine."


This can be the case if you don't use the correct treatment for your needs and style.  But, don't worry there are so many options there is one that will work for you. 

In the coming installments we will discuss how to find a balance.  So, stay tuned.


"I have to have drapes with my other window coverings, such as blinds, right?"


No. Not in all cases.  It depends on the window covering you have chosen.  Majority of the time we recommend window treatments with blinds, but if that isn't your style, then you can choose a different window covering. 

For instance, if you have shutters or roman shades we most likely wouldn't recommend window treatments.  Though these options aren't for everyone.

In another episode of this series we will discuss what coverings need complimenting window treatments.

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These are some of the major complaints we receive about window coverings.  We hope this and our coming installments will help to calm any window covering fears and leave you free to add the icing to your "cake"

If you have other concerns about window covers, please let us know at

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