When it comes to interior design, there are a number of ways in which you can give your home a new look; however, many people fail to pay attention to their windows. Changing your color scheme, for example, is a popular choice for those who want to give their room a facelift. It is easy to do, and some people like to do this every couple of years to ensure that their interior design remains fresh; however, they often forget about the windows, perhaps only changing the drapes.
Consider your windows
The windows in any home have a great deal of potential, no matter what size and shape they are. You have several options when it comes to updating them. Many people choose to start with the window dressing – specifically, blinds and drapes. Drapes tend to be fairly heavy fabrics, and these will easily show up dust and other marks; however, cleaning them often means a trip to the dry cleaners, depending upon the type of fabric that you have.
Blinds are the next option and you can choose from a variety of styles. Vertical, roller or Venetian-style are the most common, and it depends upon the room and the type of window as to which will look best. This is a very simple way of dressing the window.
Most people think of window shutters as something you have on the outside of the house, but did you know that they can be a useful interior addition? Shutters can give the room a very clean look as they offer simple lines, and they are perfect for most types of décor. For example, does your home have a very traditional style? Shutters can offer old-fashioned elegance. How about minimalism? Simple shutters will fit right in. Shutters can be purchased in different colors or in plain wood if you prefer to paint them yourself. This way you can match them to the rest of the woodwork in the room.
There are a number of benefits to installing shutters for the interior of your windows. They have insulating properties that will help to keep your home warmer in winter. They can be used to control the amount of light coming into the room and they also offer just as much – if not more – privacy than drapes or blinds.
Shutters can be made to measure, so special shape shutters are easy to find if you need them. They are also very easy to install and can be fitted either by yourself or by a professional fitter. Not every window is uniform, so you do not have to worry about finding the right size if your windows arch at the top or if they are circular.
Shutters are a great investment, and in most cases they last much longer than drapes or blinds. If you have decided that your room needs a new look, why not just start with the addition of shutters and see for yourself just what a difference they make?