Nashville – No more boring window treatments! Nashville-based 7.0 Blinds & Shutters says homeowners no longer have to stick with either shades or curtains. There are many ways to layer a room’s window treatments for increased light-blocking abilities or to enhance aesthetics. Today, the Color Lux and Comfortex dealer opens up on ways that the average homeowner can achieve a designer look.
As the Nashville housing market starts to slow, many homeowners and renters alike are contemplating staying in their current homes. Skyrocketing interest rates and overinflated home prices not only leave people living in their current homes but also scrambling for ways to make these properties feel new and comfortable.
7.0 Blinds & Shutters says that changing window treatments is one of the quickest and easiest ways to alter the ambiance and appearance of any room. Today, the company, which specializes in draperies, shutters, and custom blinds, shares a few simple tricks on how anyone, regardless of design experience, can get a designer look in their space.
According to 7.0 Blinds & Shutters, one of the least expensive and quickest ways to create softness in a room is to layer sheer and solid draperies. Fabric in different colors and textures can offer visual interest while softening hard light. Sheer curtains may be hung behind heavy blackout drapes in rooms where privacy is paramount. Blackout curtains also come with the added benefit of reducing light intrusion for those that wish to sleep past sunrise. Many window treatment providers offer double rods for this purpose.
Another way to soften the light while creating beauty on any window is to utilize a combination of long flowing drapes and Roman shades. Both options are individually light diffusing. When placed together, rooms with this combination may be lighter or darker, depending on personal preference. Homeowners with a more eclectic sense of style can take any combination of Roman shade and drapery colors and patterns to create a completely unique color contrast and look.
Cellular shades are ideal for those with older windows. They do a great job at helping regulate the temperature of the room while blocking drafts. While they do have their benefits, cellular shades are not particularly visually pleasing. For this reason, 7.0 Blinds & Shutters suggests layering with sheer and solid window treatments.
7.0 Blinds & Shutters also recommends pairing long drapery with roller shades. Homeowners should use patterns shades and solid draperies, which are mounted a bit higher than the window. This tactic can also be used for sheer roller or other shades.
It’s also possible to use different window treatments within the same room. Rooms that have different size windows or windows that face different directions may need different light-blocking capabilities. 7.0 Blinds & Shutters says it’s perfectly fine to use two different types of window treatment. The company recommends using the same color to ensure a cohesive aesthetic.
Ultimately, homeowners are encouraged to use their windows and corresponding window treatments as a way to update their space if moving is not an option. When combined with other simple steps, such as painting and adding new window treatments, new curtains can create an entirely new look without overextending a homeowner’s budget.
7.0 Blinds & Shutters offers blinds, roller shades, Roman shades, and more. Visit the website at 70Blinds.com to find out more about residential and commercial window treatment throughout the Nashville area.
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