When selecting a window treatment, it is important to first consider the exact purpose of it - is it merely decorative, for light control, for privacy, for insulation, or for a mix of all these things? You must take into account the shape, size, and design of the window, the architecture of the room, and the theme you want to create.
Always keep in mind that heavy textured surfaces reflect less light than smooth textured surfaces. Consider the length of draperies, where they are going to be mounted, and whether you plan to install a pelmet or a decorative or a plain curtain rod.
By using the right color or colors as a focal point, you can charge up the feel of a room, make it seem more cozy and warm or give it a more open, spacey look. Just be sure to check beforehand how the colors appear at different times of the day and how this will affect the overall look.
You can create a variety of interesting window treatment ideas. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
● Use cafe curtains (which are short curtains, about half the length of the window, and installed on a rod or wire on the lower half of the window, leaving the upper area open).
● Use pale bamboo shutters in combination of light linen or cotton curtains, or use these curtains in combination with woven grass shades.
Try out different materials and combinations of materials in a variety of styles, and see what suits the place and what suits you as well.