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Should I Mix and Match Window Treatments?

It’s arguably one of the most exciting aspects of buying a home — getting to decorate it! But what starts as an exciting chance to show off your personal style can quickly become an overwhelming challenge when you see all of the styles you have to choose from.

Fortunately, we’re here to make one aspect of the decorating process a bit easier — choosing window coverings for every room in your house.

Designing Your Home’s Windows

Choosing the Right Window Treatments for Each Room

You probably don’t want every room in your house to have the exact same window treatments because every room has its own style, color pallet, and functional needs. Rather than looking at your house as a whole, break it down by room.

The Living Room

Living rooms tend to have the largest windows in a house, so choosing coverings can be particularly hard. If you have floor-to-ceiling windows, ornate coverings can overwhelm the room. However, too subtle of a choice can be a bit underwhelming.

You should also consider how light and privacy needs will factor into your coverings. If your house gets a lot of direct sunlight, choosing a heavier covering will filter more light and provide you with more privacy.

The Bathroom

Bathrooms can get very humid, which is why we recommend faux wood or vinyl blinds and shutters for this room. Each of these materials will stand up well to moisture without peeling, fading, or wilting.

And depending on where your bathroom’s windows are located, you should also make privacy a priority. Fabric roman shades are a good option for privacy in a bathroom, as are roller shades.

The Kitchen

Kitchens tend to be one of the busiest rooms in your house, so your coverings should serve a number of different purposes. If your window sits over the sink, near the stove, or by the table, you should consider something that’s easy to clean, water-resistant, and warp-proof, like vinyl roller shades, faux wood blinds, or solar shades.

If your kitchen has large windows that let in a lot of sunlight, solar shades may be an ideal option because they filter sunlight while providing a good level of privacy.

Children’s Rooms and Nurseries

When designing a child’s room, you want to put function and safety over style. To ensure your little one stays safe, you should always choose cordless coverings or motorized options — this will prevent the possibility of a window cord injury. Then, consider other things that will help your little one get a good night sleep, like room darkening shades.

When it’s time to pick a style, we suggest sticking with neutral colors, since they can grow with the room as your child gets older. But just because your coverings are neutral, that doesn’t have to mean boring. Spruce up your window treatments by layering them or choosing a style with lots of texture.

Quick Tips: The Do’s and Don’ts of Choosing Coverings

Since they can make a huge difference to your home’s appearance and comfort, choosing the right coverings is an important task.

  • Do see what your treatments will look like before they’re hung. If, like so many others, you have a hard time envisioning what your choice will look like before they’re hung, take advantage of our Window Visualizer Tool. Simply upload a photo of your room and you’ll be able to easily and quickly see how different styles and options look in your room. You can also head over to our photo gallery to get a better idea of your style preferences.
  • Don’t forget to put an emphasis on energy efficiency. It can be easy to get caught up in the beauty of window coverings and forget that they serve an important function. In warmer and colder months, the right window coverings can reduce your energy costs.
  • Do invest in motorization. Window treatments are only beneficial if they’re closed and opened at the right times throughout the day. By motorizing your coverings, you can rest assured that they’re working as efficiently as possible. Plus, motorization is ideal for high windows that sit out of reach.
  • Don’t measure your windows incorrectly. There’s no such thing as a “standard size” window, so it’s important to take accurate measurements of your windows before deciding on the right coverings. If you’re unsure about the measurements you took, call our team at Bloomin' Blinds. For years, we’ve provided custom window treatments to customers nationwide.
  • Do see product samples before you buy. Online shopping doesn’t give you the chance to touch products or see how they’ll look in your home’s lighting. With at-home shopping, a Bloomin' Blinds staff member will come to you with samples and design options.

Put Your Needs and Happiness First

At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that the window treatments you choose work best for your home and needs. While there are some tried and true tips that will help make your decision easier, the choice is ultimately up to you!

Cohesion Can Help Improve Flow

Don’t underestimate the value of cohesion. While you don’t need to choose the same style or fabric for each room in your home, sticking with a common element can help make the design process a bit easier.

Maintain a consistent theme with your window treatments by sticking with a similar:

  • Color or textile
  • Fabric weight
  • Style or type

At [Business Name], our greatest priority is your comfort and satisfaction. That is why we offer a wide variety of motorized blinds, shutters, and shades to meet all your needs. Contact us today to find your nearest location!