At Georgia Blinds & Interiors in Atlanta, we like to make the window treatment selection process as pleasant as possible. That’s why we suggest that our customers take the following steps to narrow down their options before they come to the store. Doing your homework before you meet with a window treatment specialist will save you time and allow the specialist to better serve you. Remember, the process for shopping for window treatments should be fun. And in the end, you should be able to find the perfect window treatment that not only finish your room beautifully but offer the functionality you need as well.
Step 1: Live Comfortably in Your Home
Treating your windows should be the last element of design to be tackled. However, many don’t feel comfortable living in a space with untreated windows. One solution is to buy the disposable/temporary shades, until you have time to think the process through properly.
Step 2: Decide Whether the Window Should Stand Out or Blend In
Ask yourself where you want your eye to go. If your room lacks accessories or other eye-catching elements, then advancing the window treatment through color and texture will give the room appeal. By putting color on the window treatment, it becomes the focal point in the room and that is what your eye goes to first. If, on the other hand, you have lots of other components to draw the eye in the room, recede the treatment by using neutral colors and soft textures.
Step 3: Determine Orientation
In the room, should the window carry a vertical or horizontal line? Vertical products go to one side or to both sides of the window—they won’t fully disappear. For many people who have pets and little kids, vertical is not a good option. Horizontal products can be raised, stacked on the window, or hidden under a valance. For privacy, pull them down; during the day, raise them to disappear or try a combination of both.
Step 4: Decide How the Covering Should Treat Light
This is huge for many people who are sensitive to light. Diffused light is soft light and doesn’t bring intensity or glare. It is scattered and comes from all directions. Consider Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Silhouette® Window Shadings, Luminette® Privacy Sheers, or pleated or roller shades. Deflected light is harsh and can be especially hard on the aging eye. However, deflected light can really brighten a room. Consider Provenance® Woven Wood Blinds, shutters, and both vertical and horizontal blinds.
Finding Window Treatments in the Atlanta and Buckhead Areas
Georgia Blinds & Interiors is a Hunter Douglas Gallery serving the Atlanta and Buckhead, GA, areas. We offer custom blinds, shades, sheers, shutters and draperies to homeowners, realtors, homebuilders, remodeling specialists and interior designers. At Georgia Blinds & Interiors, our experienced staff will make your shopping experience one you won’t forget. Together they will work with you to find the perfect solution for your home. Visit our showroom or contact us for a personal in-home design consultation today!