When decorating a room, one usually thinks first of the furniture, wall hangings, end table decorations and the flooring. Somehow, the window treatments are not remembered until the end. However, the window treatments are a very important part of the room and can not only compliment the decorating scheme but can also do much more! Let’s take a look at the fascinating area of window coverings.
Window shutters are not new to the world. Did you know that ancient Egyptians made window covers out of woven reeds and the Chinese did a similar thing with bamboo? Some people think that window coverings were new in the 1700’s when the colonist brought them to the American colonies. They always have been very functional.
External window shutters have allowed families to sit outside on their decks or lawns and yet be protected from the hot sun. They offer not only shade but also a barrier against rain. Buying them to match the décor of the outside of the house is what some people do and it truly adds colour and dimension to the shape of the dwelling.
Inside the home is where window coverings really shine. Their geometric designs can add depth to a room while protecting the fabric of furniture and flooring from fading from the hot sun’s rays. They come in many colors and materials to truly compliment any room. Their lines are sleek and the colors can be contrasting or blended with the rest of the room. If you are a ‘do it yourself’ type decorator, you can measure and pick out exactly what you want. If you need some help, Shutters Australia are more than happy to do it all for you.
Some have commented that they feel the right window covering makes the room feel more relaxed and comfortable. The room definitely will be cooler with the nice shade in place and this will save on your cooling costs. The mood of the room can be changed from light and airy to dark and mysterious all with the right window cover. Do you want a more chic or sassy look? There is likely a style to fit everyone’s taste and decor.
Blinds range from an alfresco blind that reduces temperature and controls glare to a roller type blind that allows you to see through yet gives you privacy from those walking by. The great thing about blinds is that they are a product that can be obtained without having to go to a store. Jump on our window shutters online store and see if we have what you are after.
Yes, window covers have many purposes and style and the homeowner’s personality should not be forgotten. They can certainly adorn any room or add a classy look to the home exterior.
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