Drapes and curtains can work in tandem with your new shades

Mar 15 2011

Picking the perfect window treatment will help you control the glare and light usage in your living spaces.
Picking the perfect window treatment will help you control the glare and light usage in your living spaces.
When considering window treatments for your living space, it's important to weigh the proportions of your drapes and curtains with the room darkening abilities of your new window blinds or shades. Hiding the top frame and leaving enough room to open and close your blinds is essential in creating a streamlined look, according to Mahwah Patch.

First and foremost, ready-made curtains and drapes may be the less expensive option off the bat, but altering them for your unique windows could cost you hundreds down the road. Custom-made window treatments may have a larger up-front cost, but they will be crafted exclusively for your windows and for a uniform appearance.

For most drapes and curtains, placing the rod 8 to 10 inches above the window will ensure that the frame is covered. In addition to hiding the frame, you will give the illusion of a much larger window with a view to the outside space.

Solar Screen shades are the perfect accent for your new window treatments to eliminate glare and to still provide a view to the outdoors. In addition, they are energy-efficient to control air leakage and cut down on your utility bills.  
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