Window Treatments: The Economical "Face Lift" For A Whole Room
Tired of the way a certain room looks, but your budget is too tight for extensive remodeling or new furnishings? You say you've tried different paint jobs and wallpaper and it's just not working for you? Well, you may be overlooking one of the easiest and most affordable ways to remake the style of any living space. Curtains, valances, blinds and other window coverings can be more than complementary pieces in your decor. The right window dressing can transform the entire room!
Go Upscale Without
Downsizing Your Savings
From exquisite embroidery to delicate lace designs, there are window dressings to fit any budget that can make your room look like a million dollars. Whether you prefer a classical floral or scrollwork style, a tastefully textured solid color, or something more modern in appearance, the right panels or valance can be a focal point that lends the surrounding space an unexpected new sophistication.
A Simple Path To Sheer Beauty
While some rooms demand pretty patterns and eye-catching colors surrounding the windows, often the simplest choice can have the most dramatic effect. Sheer, white or subtly colored curtains allow more sunlight in and that brighter look can also brighten your mood. These are often the perfect choice for a living room or office where you may do some daytime reading. Sheer curtains have a delicate look, but you can find nicely priced offerings that are durable and machine washable for easy upkeep.
Blinds May Be Your Best Buy
Depending on your interior design and window style, even the most modest curtains can sometimes detract from a room's impact. Blinds can bring an attractive, more contemporary look to a room, yet without stealing the focus from other elements. Blinds also give you more versatility in terms of how much or how little sunlight to allow into a room. Available in all kinds of vertical and horizontal styles, and made from a variety of quality materials; blinds also have the advantage or requiring no laundering. A quick run over them with a duster now and again will keep them looking great.
Singling Out From The Set
Sometimes that perfect curtain or valance may be hiding among a larger collection of themed bedroom, bath or kitchen items. Maybe you don't want a country home or Americana look for the whole room, but that window dressing is exactly what you've been looking for. On the other hand, with many sets available at surprisingly low prices, you may find it more affordable than expected to go with a whole new visual motif for your room.
Colorful Curtains For Kids
Kids love brightly colored room decor, so sparkling accents and bright highlights are sure to delight. If your children are fans of the Pixar universe, avid readers of Disney books, or sleep in the company of Kung Fu Panda on their pillow shams, curtains featuring their favorite animated characters could make you one popular parent. There are all kinds of licensed window treatments featuring beloved cartoon icons available.
Keep The Installation Easy
With window treatments often such a great value, you can change them regularly to vary the look of your room without denting your wallet too badly. If that's your plan, you'll want to stick to items that are can be changed with little fuss. Look for panels and valances with rod pockets or large grommets that slide easily over your existing curtain rods.
The Lakeside Collection has you covered for window coverings. Check back regularly, because we're always getting new products that can turn a room around instantly.