Today, more than ever before, it’s essential to be aware of your carbon footprint. For many people, this means living in smaller housing spaces. You may think that a small living space means having to have minimalist-style window treatments, or perhaps none at all. We’re here to tell you that that’s not the case. We’ve put together some ways to make the most of your space with window treatments.
The first tip is to hang your window treatments high and wide. Placing your window treatment hardware too close to the window is a prevalent mistake. Our professional designers will suggest you hang your curtains a few inches below the ceiling and extend them past each side of the window frame by several inches. This placement will ensure your curtains frame the window, rather than taking up space inside it and blocking out light.
Opting for sheer window coverings is another easy way to make the most of your space. Light colors reflect light to give a room the illusion of being larger, and sheer panels or shades give rooms a light, airy feeling. If you are concerned about privacy, Silhouette® and Pirouette® Window Shadings from Hunter Douglas have adjustable fabric vanes that allow you to enjoy natural light while also having privacy. Heavier window treatments, like drapery, will take away from the space and light you have available and make your room appear cramped.
Bathrooms can be particularly tricky as you need both light and privacy. A Top-Down/Bottom-Up window covering will give you both. Choosing a shade in an exciting print will also help draw the eye to the source of natural light. Cellular shades are another excellent option for bathrooms. While opaque, they still allow some light through.
Horizontal blinds are another excellent choice for small spaces. Thinner slats are right at home in smaller rooms. An aluminum blind in an eye-catching finish, such as pearlescent or metallic, will reflect light to give the impression of a larger space. The material is perfect for contemporary decor styles. The Modern Precious Metals® Collection from Hunter Douglas has a wide variety of colors and finishes and several slat widths to choose from.
Is it time to update the window treatments in your small space? We’re here to help you choose the perfect ones! We’ve been serving the area for more than 20 years and take pride in the exceptional customer service we offer. Request your consultation on our website or by phone at (505) 352-5250. We offer expert measuring and installation services to ensure your custom window treatments are the right size and are installed right. We have ideas categorized by room, window shape, and window treatment function if you need some inspiration. You can also visit us on Facebook for the latest business updates and to read customer reviews. We are located in Albuquerque, NM, and are proud to serve the areas of Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, NM. Get in touch with us today to start designing your custom window coverings.