For many on the East Coast, this has been a relentless winter. But, Spring is just around the corner, so let your window dressings reflect the light and breezy changes in the weather and your moods. It’s amazing how updating the window treatments in your home can brighten it with a new and inviting appearance that will energize you and your family and put the bounce back into your step.
Window Treatment Transitions with Colors, Fabrics and Hardware
Swapping out the heavier fabrics that protected your home from winter’s wrath is one way to transition to sunnier days. Lighter weight drapery panels and curtains freshen up windows and invite the sunshine and spring breezes into the rooms of your house. Lighten the effect of windows fitted with darker colored curtains by adding some gauzy sheers.
The color palette trends for 2015 focus on monochromatic shades, but that doesn’t mean using the same shade for each window. Muted and dreamy blues, plums and sea greens are some cool colors that are hot this year. Using the same hue, allow your springtime color concept to flow from room to room with layers of cool, warm and contrasting light and dark tints of the same color.
If you are hesitant about making any dramatic changes yet still want to update your window treatments, consider replacing the outdated hardware with some fresh new accessories. Simply adding decorative finials to the curtain rods creates a subtle spring makeover. Choose from materials like metal, ceramic, plastic and wood that match your color scheme. Bolder colored curtains and draperies contrast beautifully with hardware in understated brushed nickel. Hang curtains on oversized rings suspended from ornately carved wooden rods for a unique appeal.
Add some interesting texture with trim along the bottoms and sides of draperies. Play around with textiles by adding tassels, beads and bright ribbon curtain tie-backs that play off of a repeating color on your walls or furniture.
What Is Your Window Style?
Before you can create it, you first must visualize it. Do you prefer the clean lines and sleek modern look of a minimalist style? You may want to strip away the fabric entirely and replace your curtains with simple shades, wooden blinds or plantation shutters.
Contemporary designs featuring Roman Shades adapt well to the character of older homes and come in a variety of springtime fabrics, colors and textures.
Spring Window Treatments for New Jersey Shore Homes
There are usually two goals for beach house window treatments – optimizing the ocean view and protection from the elements. Plantation shutters are a great option for homes along the Jersey Shore. They provide ample protection from the sun’s harsh rays along with insulation from the elements, yet they can still be flung open to admire the gorgeous view. Due to the humidity along the shore, choosing faux wood shutters is a good idea and not nearly as costly.
Installing bamboo, woven wooden shades or others made from organic materials reflects the laid-back beach vibe. Solar screens offer glare-resistance and protection from damaging UV rays. Since solar screens provide no privacy, you may want to add layers of sheers or shades. If your shore home has sliding glass doors, sheer shades or vertical blinds are an option to consider. When opened, light filters in, but they can be closed to darken a room or for privacy.
Remember that clocks “spring” ahead one hour on March 8th. Call us today to schedule your no-obligation Shop-at-Home design consultation so that you’ll be ready to enjoy your new springtime window treatments.
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