The window treatments and the rug that you choose will have a huge impact on the style and even the practicality of the room. Use these treatments to not only make your room look better, but to aid in the protection of the floor and even your heating and cooling bill.
Your windows are one of the first things that you will notice when you enter a room. They can add elegance or drama to the space.
If you have a smaller window, you will want to have something that lets natural light in. Natural light will make your space feel larger. The curtains you choose should be light and airy. Sheer curtains are always a good choice. You can even choose darker colors, because the light will still be able to pass through them. If you have a larger window, you can go with a bolder design and color. Larger rooms can handle full curtains and even valance.
Temperature is another good way to choose window treatments. Windows can really affect your heating and air bill. One way to help, is to choose thermal curtains. These curtains can darken the room blocking sunlight out in the summer, helping keep the room stay cooler. In the winter, these can act as an insulator to the cold window.
Remember to measure before you buy. The appropriate size is important. Also, hang your curtains, so that the window appears larger.
A rug can be multipurpose. You can use them to add style and pizzazz to room and they are a good way to protect your flooring from stains and high traffic damage too. There are several ways to choose which type is best for your needs.
If you need something that is easy to clean and is stain resistant, there are sprays that you can use to cover the rug and help it to be stain resistant. Be sure to follow the instructions on the product you use. It is always a good idea to test it on a small area that is easy to hide.
There are a few things to consider when you are choosing the fabric. If you are adding a rug for visual purposes, choose a rug with a different texture. You can use soft, delicate fabrics. High traffic areas do better with tightly woven fabric, which can resist wear. If you are having a hard time deciding what you want, head to a rug store, so that you can see and feel the different textures.
Have fun with the design. Rugs, like window treatments, have a big presence in the room. You can have intricate designs, wild patterns, or intense colors. Play with the designs. Use your rug to show off your personality.
When shopping for window treatments and rugs, consider your lifestyle and the area that you live. Choose window treatments that can help you with room temperature control in the winter and the summer. Choose a rug that will be strong enough to last and easy to clean.