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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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What to Consider When Choosing Window Treatments for Your Home

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Window treatments for your home may be more important than you realize; they are like the accessories to an outfit, as they can make a room seem finished and attractive. They also control more than light; window treatments can block out heat and noise so your home's interior is more comfortable and attractive. When you are ready to choose window coverings, you might get a bit overwhelmed by your choices and not know how to choose the right treatments. To ensure you get the right type, note a few important tips.

Direction of window

If the window for which you're choosing treatments gets a lot of direct, hot sunlight through the day, this can fade the fabric of curtains and cause wood shutters to soften and paint colors to fade as well. You may also want something that helps to block out all that light and shutters may not do the trick. Roller shades may be a better option as they're less likely to fade from direct sunlight and may offer a thicker opacity, meaning that their weave is very dense and better at blocking out light than shutters or blinds.

Use of room

In a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, or any room with a lot of humidity, wood shutters may absorb that humidity and then contract and expand over time. This can mean repeated repairs as you need to replace slats that get warped and chipped. Curtains may also absorb cooking grease and oils and the humidity from boiling water; in turn, you may need to take them down and launder them often. Choose a plastic type of shutters or blinds that are made specifically for these types of rooms to protect your window treatments.

Color and style

Brightly colored drapes can work well in a child's room, but opting for curtains in a living room or other room with bold fabric patterns on the sofa can mean window treatments that easily clash. On the other hand, if your room seems a bit dull and washed out, you might choose shutters or roller blinds in a strong color so that they add some visual interest to the room. Consider coordinating with other furnishings; for dark furniture in earth tones, opt for a light sandy colored window treatment. For modern furniture in grey and blue shades, choose a white window treatment or something in a grey shade to blend in with your furnishings, rather than earth tones that might clash.