Making the Best Choice for your Window Treatments
A part of the interior design is the window treatment. Placed anywhere around the window, it enhances the beauty of the window. Window treatments can be made of wood, aluminium or even something as soft as a fabric material. An example of the window treatment includes the use of window blinds, window shutters, and window shades which involve the curtains and the draperies.
Due to the differences in purposes, one has to know the work of the window treatment they choose. Window shutters are usually fixed in the windows frame for example. Hard material like wood is used in making the shutters. Window shutters can either be interior or exterior ones.
The interior ones are used inside the house while the exterior are used outside. Louvers, curtains, glass, or anything that can be mounted on a frame act as accompaniments to the shutters in most places in the world.
Also, we have the window blinds. A blind, as the name suggests, is something that keeps the outsiders from seeing whatever is going on in the house. A window blind can be made of anything that holds the blinds together. One can use a plastic, metal, or even wood to make it.
Window blinds can be controlled manually or even by the use of a remote to open in order to let in some light or either to close them. In a normal way, the slats when open are usually rotated to a certain angle to create a space in between them and they overlap each other when closed.
The window shades is another of the treatments. It is also referred to as the window coverings. To allow in some light, this piece of fabric can be rolled or folded. They can be made of a soft material like the curtain or draperies to some people. They come in different sizes, colors, patterns and material as well. Just as the blinds, these curtains can be moved by hand manually, or even using the remote control. During the day, curtains usually complete the look of a house.
Curtains vary with the different fabric used to make them. Sheers, which are the light ones, are normally used to shield people inside from outsiders but give a maximum lighting into the house. Mostly used at night are the opaque ones which are usually heavy.
The treatments, some are applied directly to the glass. An example of this is the frosted glass, which is obtained by acid etching of clear glass. Though it can be able to transmit light; the glass is turned to a translucent with blurry images.
In house decor, window treatment is an important part of the interior design.