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03
Jul
2018

Trendy Windows Decorations You Need to Know About


Window decoration is not confined to curtains or drapes and blinds. It is hard to discard the utility of drapes and curtains or for that matter blinds as well but many homeowners don’t like the traditional styles. While drapes, curtains and blinds do come in a plethora of trendy styles, there are other windows decorations you can explore. Simplistic or modernist homes will look much better with contemporary treatments and dressings. It is quite possible you would find drapes or curtains more appropriate for your bedroom, blinds more suited for your home office or study and these window treatments for other rooms. 

 

Stylish Window Finishes

 

trendy-windows-decorations You may consider different types of finishes. You may choose frosted glass or you can also go for films on windows. Both films and frosted glass will allow enough light in your room but it would not damage the woodworks, artworks and various household appliances or fixtures that can degrade when exposed to sunlight. Frosted glass and window films will also make your house more energy efficient. Since they do not offer completely unhindered view, there is more privacy and people would not get to see everything inside your house or the particular room. Such types of finishes for windows have become very popular among households where there is at least one family member who is allergic to pet hair, dander or just dust. Fabrics, be it drapes or curtains or shades, will lead to accumulation of dust, pet hair and dander. Frosted glass or window film will not facilitate this.

 

There are variants of frosted glass and window films. You can choose decorative films and you can emulate the appearance of stained glass. There are colored graphics and styles that can glow in the dark. Films are coated with adhesives and they can be removed as easily as they can be applied. You can change the treatments as and when you feel like. You may also go for genuine stained glass. It can look truly charming. Many homeowners feel it is an option from a bygone era but stained glass does look great in new modernist homes.

 

Plethora of Screens for Windows

 

There are many types of screens you can choose from for your windows. You can go for metal screens which are laser cut to precision and can be a stylish architectural detail in your room. Some of these metal screens are retractable so you can let fresh air circulation in your room. You can go for folding screens as well. These come as portable bi-fold and tri-fold pieces. They are simple but you can opt for any type of decorative screen that you want. These can be temporary installations. You may also choose to use them as permanent treatments.

 

Shutters and Shades

 

wooden-horizontal-blinds Shades are a traditional choice. They have undergone a sort of a renaissance in recent years. Now you can buy shades that can filter the ultraviolet radiation of the sun. Shutters are also great but they would not be ideal for every room. Both shutters and shades come in a myriad of hues. You can opt for a style that would complement your décor and the color scheme in your room or you can choose custom shutters and shades too. There are state of the art shades that you don’t need to work on manually. You can program their settings and a simple press of a button or a tap on a remote can maneuver the position.

 

The World of Artworks

 

Artworks have always been a great treatment for windows. You can have a painting or any type of artwork that appeals to you. The painting can adorn the wall or the space below the window during the day and it can provide the much needed privacy after sunset when you can put up the piece and align it against the wall. Some artworks can be used as accents that would further enhance the décor in your room. It is not necessary for you to use paintings. You can use posters, maps, signs and anything that you think will be suitable for the room and the kind of ambience you are trying to create.

 

Put up some Plants

 

Plants are a great decorative option. Even the simplest ones can be smartly positioned to have a wonderful effect. Ideally, you should go for dense and tall plants that enhance the interior decor. You can place them on the windowsill. This will provide you with some privacy, add to the beauty of the window and also filter the air you breathe. Plants are elementary but gorgeous and no one is stopping you from having a garden of herbs if you have the time and penchant. There are various types of window boxes and pots available today that can be used outside and inside. You may also choose flowering plants.

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