Our home décor, whether it be the living room, kitchen or another common space is designed as much with our visitors in mind as ourselves. However, the bedroom can be just for us. The bedroom is where personal style and preference shine.
The focus in the bedroom tends to land on furniture and bedding, accessories like rugs and the like. Even though, in the bedroom especially, window treatments are one of the most important elements. Depending on your needs for functionality and style, your window treatments in the bedroom can make or break the tone set by other elements in the décor. Keep these factors in mind as you choose what type of window treatments will be best for your bedroom.
What is Your Waking Schedule?
Do you like to wake with the sun rather than an alarm clock? Are you a late riser who likes to hide out from the sun in the early morning? These are important factors, maybe the most important, in choosing your window treatments.
For someone who likes to rise with the sun, a light or white roman shade may be a good choice. Even better would be a motorized shade that would allow you to set a timer, making the shade rise to let the sunlight in at the time you prefer. On the other end of the spectrum, heavy draperies, blackout shades or shutters would be a better option for those that like to sleep in. If you find yourself doing everything you can to avoid the sun first thing in the morning, then having a window treatment that will block out as much light as possible is for you. These heavier coverage options can have additional benefits, as for first responders who sleep during the day due to shift work or those who suffer from migraines and for nurseries during nap time.
We take all the little things into consideration when performing your free consultation, like where the sun rises and sets, what the room is used for and your personal style. Contact us for an in-home consultation and don’t miss a thing when planning your window décor!
What Look and Feel Are You Trying to Achieve with Your Bedroom Decor?
Are you looking for a romantic retreat or a relaxing oasis? Knowing what you want the feel of the room to be can be a huge determining factor for your window coverings. If you are relying on the sunlight to add to the feel of the room or as an accompaniment to the décor, then it is important you choose the right window treatments to allow the right amount of light in during the day. A more Zen style décor or spa feel may require more filtered light than a traditional baroque or romantic, richly colored motif for which dramatic draperies would make more sense. Top down bottom up options like woven woods, Roman shades or cellular shades provide a great way to let natural light enter the bedroom.
How Much Privacy Do You Want?
We know it sounds like a risqué question when it comes to the bedroom, but it’s a necessary one. If you find yourself removed from neighbors and the possibility of someone seeing in your bedroom whether by a privacy fence or by a remote location, you may not feel the need for as much privacy. Where there are views there are big windows that should be taken advantage of! This kind of freedom lends itself to more sheer fabrics or window coverings that disappear when not in use, like roller shades. Others may find themselves in a position which they need as much privacy as possible. With space at a premium, especially in Austin, condos and homes that leave little room between property lines are more common than ever. In these situations, something like shutters, heavier blinds or draperies are in order. A happy medium would be a top down, bottom up option which lets you be in control of how much light you allow into the room while still providing privacy.
No matter what the décor you or your interior decorator have decided on for your bedroom, it is a good idea to consult with an expert to make your windows work for you. Custom shades and draperies will add the final distinguishing touch to your bedroom décor. Don’t overlook your window coverings, integrate them into your design for a look you will love for years to come. Call Austin Blind Faith to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation and let us help to transform your bedroom today!