Published by Lurleen Kirkwood
Posted on July 21, 2017
The When, Why and What……
People usually have the view that they don’t need to think about window furnishings until the end of a new build, renovation or refurbishment. This is simply not the case!
I for Style has been working with the team from More than Curtains for many years now and we love what Lucia van Gerwen from MTC has to say about this: ‘When the curtain call is last of all – after 27 years in the window furnishings industry, it never ceases to amaze me how many people forget to budget for window treatments when building or renovating. Like carpets, window furnishings are an investment and provide numerous benefits that not only enhance the quality of living, but will add value to the price of the home’.
So now that we’ve covered in a nutshell the When of window furnishings, let’s talk about the Why and What.
Here’s a quick summary of the reasons why we need them and what some of the benefits are:
• Insulating Properties
• Light Control
When it comes to what type of window furnishings are best for your home, it’s easy to understand why people become overwhelmed; there’s so much choice available on the market! So here’s a few things to bear in mind:
• What is the style of the house or room?
• What type of ambience do you want to create?
• How is this room going to be used?
• Is privacy an issue?
The photos show some examples of the different window coverings available. The obvious choice for the stunning bathroom in the first photo was shutters. They filter light, afford privacy and finish the room off beautifully. The second photo is the same house and in this case, we chose to up the elegance factor as befitted the heritage style of the house.
The last photo is a light-filled family/TV room. Roller blinds were chosen to eradicate glare and be unobtrusively tucked up under a pelmet when not in use, as is shown in the photo.