Dos and don't when considering window treatments

Apr 11 2011

Simplicity is the name of the game when combining window shades and draperies.
Simplicity is the name of the game when combining window shades and draperies.
Choosing the perfect drapery or curtain for the first time can be a harrowing experience, but simplicity could be your best ally when planning your space. Interior designer Barbra Yaffe has been designing living spaces for over 15 years, and recently shared some tips with the Montreal Gazette to make your living room beautiful.

Yaffe offered a few common sense tips when choosing window treatments, and above all else, homeowners must take their measurements correctly. She also says that as long as the curtain or drape has appropriate texture and depth, there's no need to spend a bundle on an expensive fabric.

When it comes to things to avoid when decorating, Yaffe suggests leaving out the trim, tassels and fringe baubles traditionally used to embellish window coverings. Most importantly, drapes and curtains should always be no more than one inch off the floor. Simplicity and taking the right measurements will go a long way to improving your home's aesthetic.

If you're looking for additional insulation during any season, try some honeycomb cellular shades. These are available in light-filtering and blackout varieties, and its dual-cell design will control air leakage to improve your efficiency.  
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