When you design a room in your home, your window treatments are just as important as the paint color on the walls. When you leave the windows bare you take away the focal point of the space, and instantly detract from the overall look and feel of a room. Deciding how you would like window treatments to function in your space is the first order of business. Will they be more functional rather than decorative? Will you choose the smart tech option for automatic blinds and a minimalist look? No matter what your design preferences our interior designers at La Maison have great ideas to outfit any room in your home with window treatments fit for 2014.
The easy way out is to install simple shades that block the sunlight and keep a space cool from the warm Arizona sunshine during the day. This doesn’t call for much creativity, but it’s the most functional and quick solution if you simply want to cool down your space. Choose shades that let in diffused light so you can easily see what’s going on outside of your home with some added privacy. There are so many different types of shade materials to choose from, but the most popular choice this year has been bamboo for its eco-friendly renewable qualities. Usually shades are simply a background to window treatments, as you want to choose fabric that is eye-catching yet coincides with your preferences. If you already have shades then there’s no need to take them down as layering window treatments is in this year!
Neutral colors are always a go-to choice since you can easily outfit the space with eye-popping fabrics in throw pillows and upholstery. Whites and off whites always offer a clean and crisp look to any space in your home; whether its an indoor-outdoor space or your bedroom. The best part about accessorizing windows is you won’t have to worry about wear and tear, as you don’t use curtains or drapes like we do sofas and chairs. Just like an off white wing chair, neutral window treatments are timeless and come in so many different styles that you might have a hard time choosing once you arrive at the fabric store. Let your interior designer know the feeling you want to achieve. By pinpointing how you want a space to feel your designer can easily curate it for you.
Just like bamboo shades are all the rage this year, so are naturally woven fabrics for your windows! Think lots of texture and character to create a “down to earth” ambiance. If the natural style isn’t your cup of tea choose a fabric that has a touch of glamour yet exudes a simple aesthetic. Since eco-friendly materials are really making a comeback in interior design this is a perfect opportunity to try it out. Some fabrics we really enjoy are trendy woven styles that come in multiple colors. Outfit your luxury Scottsdale home with naturally woven silk for truly elegant appearance. This doesn’t exactly scream recyclable, but it definitely appears extravagant and airy. This idea is perfect for the family room if you’re going for a natural aesthetic.
This year, less is more. Go for a fabric that let in lots of light! The issue here in Arizona is we need protection from the heat for more than 6 months out of the year. Outfit your windows with shutters for a classic plantation style that adds elegance while keeping with the functionality you need. If neutrals aren’t your favorite, then go bold with lots of color! Elegance does not mean lack of color by any means, especially in the dining room where dark colors such as claret, navy blue and forest green exude a bold and beautiful look. Always remember, window treatments act as a focal point for any space. No matter the type of fabric, color or size of the window itself draw attention to your windows and the room will instantly feel different.
At La Maison Interiors, we have so many different fabrics, styles and a myriad of shade options in our showroom for your luxury home. Our team of talented interior designers will guide you to the right fabric choice, answer your questions and find the best fit for you! Come and see us today for more ideas on window treatments you will absolutely love!