Everything you need to know about custom window treatments
The right window treatments can make all the difference in the design of a space…
but we know first hand that choosing them isn’t easy! With so many options and things to consider, doing it all on your own can feel overwhelming.
After years of selecting window treatments for clients and recently choosing them for our own home, we’ve learned a lot about how to make the process smoother.
Today, we’re partnering with our friends at The Shade Store to share some of our favorite tried-and-true tips for choosing window treatments, and give you an inside look into the process of deciding on our own in The McGee Home!
Product note: The material used for the Waterfall Woven Wood Shades has since been discontinued, the most similar style is Monterey or Beacon.
Start with considering functionality
Before you choose colors, textures, or styles, it’s best to start with considering the functionality. We often get asked if you need to select the same window coverings throughout your home, and the answer is no!
Each room has different functions, and therefore, different needs when it comes to privacy, light, and aesthetics. When we work with clients to choose window treatments, we always start by considering their needs in each room individually.
Decide on the style
Once you’ve chosen your function, it’s time for the fun part! Deciding on the style of your window treatments can be tricky because although you don’t need to use the same ones throughout the entire home, you do want to make sure they all flow together.
Don’t forget the hardware
Often, window treatment hardware gets overlooked, but the rods make a big difference, too!
When deciding on finishes and styles of hardware, we like to choose simple tones and styles to create a seamless, classic look. Although we don’t always use the same rods in every room, we do make sure they work together and compliment the other finishes in the space.
Make sure you know your measurements
Last but most certainly not least, make sure you know your measurements! Not every window is created equal, and there’s nothing more distracting to the eye than window treatments that don’t fit perfectly.
We use custom treatments in all of our projects, and it makes an impactful difference. We love working with The Shade Store because they help with every step of the process, making it so easy to do custom window treatments with clients both nearby and long-distance.