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Are You Making These Bedroom Window Dressing Mistakes?
Quite often, when we work with customers to create bespoke sliding or walk-in wardrobes, it is part of a larger renovation project in the bedroom. With so much to consider and plan, things can be forgotten about or decisions made that, in hindsight, were not the best ones.
And one of these can be how your dress and finish your bedroom windows. We take a look at some of the common mistakes made when dressing bedroom windows…
#1 Letting light in at night
We all know the groggy feeling we’re left with after a disturbed night’s sleep. Light pollution in cities and towns means nighttime light pouring through the cracks in the curtains and blinds leading to a poor night’s sleep.
If you use curtains or blinds, make sure they are well fitting, providing a solid barrier to keeping light out. Or invest in stylish window shutters, an increasingly popular choice and not just for bedroom windows.
#2 Being too different to the rest of the room
In any room, there need to be pops of details but in the bedroom, you are aiming for a calmer interior thus, too much pattern and detail can work against you. For bedroom window treatments, the simpler the better because this spells cohesion with the rest of the room.
With a feature wall, choose a finish that works in harmony than against it. In other words, well-fitting horizontal blinds work well with all kinds of feature walls. Keep the colours and finish similar for the best effect.
#3 Not adding texture
However, when we say simple, that doesn’t mean boring! If you don’t feel you can match or harmonise colour, opt for a neutral shade or tone but to add a note of detail, consider the texture of the curtain or blind.
The must-have and on-trend fabric for 2018 is velvet, why not make it your fabric of choice for bedroom curtains?
#4 Not using floor length curtains
When you opt for curtains in the bedroom, finishing them at sill length shortens the height of the room. But using floor length not only accents the height of the room but also adds an air of sumptuousness.
If you have a lower ceiling, consider hanging the bedroom curtains from the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling to emphasise height.
#5 Opting for just one window treatment solution
When the budget is tight, it is easy to assume that one solution will do everything that you need the window dressing to do – improve privacy, shut out light at night, filter sunlight in the day, add texture and colour – but this may not be the case.
You may need two or even three window dressings to give the bedroom what it needs. For example, wooden slat blinds are perfect for filtering sunlight but may not be heavy enough to block out the street light right outside your window. Curtains add the extra layer of blocking out the light at night.
In other words, choose the combination that is right for the window and the style of the bedroom.