When we spend any sort of time and money going through the process of redecorating our home, we want to make sure that we are going to be happy with our decisions for far more than the first few weeks following our purchase. There are a number of different factors that go into how we feel about the things that we buy for our homes like our window treatments. One of the biggest is if we buy something that is going to last us and be good quality. The second big factor is if the window treatments that we buy are going to fit all of our needs that we have for our window treatments. Now this might surprise some people, do we really have needs or desires from our window treatments? A lot of the time we don’t even think about the main purposes of our window treatments. There are a number of important ones and here are my top four for making sure that you end up with a set of window coverings that you can be truly happy with for years to come.
- Finding window treatments that allow in the right amount of light. Getting natural light into your home is far better than depending on light bulbs so when the sun is shining it is good to get in as much natural light in your home as possible. For this to work, try to find window treatments like blinds that you can open to let light in or something like sheer shades that still let those rays in.
- Controlling the temperature in your home. There are a number of different factors in any home that regulate the temperature, one of which is the amount of sunlight that you get in your home. If you life in an overly warm state, it might be a good idea to get some shutters or something that you can block out the few hours of overly intense sunlight and heat. If you live in a colder area though, having covering blinds that still let some sun light in can help warm up your home a little bit.
- Keep your furniture and the rest of the things in your home looking nice. We might not realize it but after all day every day of the harsh sunlight coming in through our windows, a lot of the things in our home can fade or become damaged by the sun. Again if you have some sort of sheer drapes or something that can block a bit of the sun during the hottest part of the day, you can add years of beauty to the things in your home.
- Work on your comfort and well being, this one might be particularly surprising. Think about it though, being in a well lit room makes many of us happy and more awake so if you have problems with depression or sluggishness, find a kind of window treatment that will help perk you back up. If on the other hand, you get frequent migraines, it is probably a better idea to stick to shutters or something that can make your home a happy dark cave when you need it.