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When to Get Custom Window Treatments for Your Home

Custom window treatments are not just for rich people, as custom-made curtains, blinds, shutters and other such items are usually much more affordable than you realise! There are many advantages to having your home's window treatments custom-made, so note when you might want to choose custom window treatments for your home and why these can be such a good option for your space.

You have lots of busy upholstery on the furniture

Trying to match curtains, shades or blinds to a very bold upholstery pattern can be a challenge, but opting for plain white blinds or shades can also be somewhat boring. Custom roller shades can be made in a pattern that coordinates with the upholstery, or a blinds manufacturer might suggest a custom wood tone that blends well with bold furniture without seeming dull and boring. This can make the entire room look more pulled together and coordinated.

You like sunlight, but need protection from the heat

Many homeowners like as much sunlight in the home as possible in order to create a bright and inviting space. However, more sunlight often means more heat! Custom window treatments can be made that will allow you to control the sunlight that gets into the home, so a space doesn't get warm and stuffy.

For example, you might choose to have custom horizontal blinds made that sit in a track inside the window frame so that they open at both the top and the bottom. You can then adjust how the blinds are opened, depending on where the sun is positioned, so you block direct sunlight while still allowing filtered light into the home.

Custom blinds can also be layered with sheers, so you can control the opening of the slats of the blinds, and the sheers will help to filter that light. Having these custom made will ensure both types of window treatments coordinate and look their best.

You want to put furniture in front of the windows

Putting furniture in front of windows can be tricky, as billowy curtains can get in the way of that furniture. It can also be awkward to reach for a roller shade with furniture in the way. If you want to put furniture in front of a room's window, you might have custom blinds or curtains made that are the right size and design to fit that space so that everything looks coordinated and complementary.

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Laura's Home and Gardening Blog

Yo! My name is Laura and if you had told me when I was aged 18 that one day I would be all grown-up with a home of my very own, I would have said you were mad. But it is true. I do own my own home and not only that, the property also has a large garden. When I first moved in, I didn't have a clue what I was doing out in the garden or inside my own home. Thankfully, I found a great home and garden contractor who helped me to plan and carry out the changes I wanted to make. Peace.


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