There are different reasons to install window treatments in your home. One, to minimize sunlight coming in, another to decorate the window and make your home look more pleasing, and also to help with privacy. They say function is more important than form, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can still keep the sunlight out and make your windows a beautiful accent piece for all to enjoy. However, there are some things to steer clear of when choosing the right window treatments for your home. 

There are plenty of rules when it comes to properly covering windows. Here are some of the biggest no-nos for window design:

  • Don’t hang curtains too close to the windows - Big and beautiful often hints to luxury and beauty. Hang curtains on the wall at least twelve inches above the window to give it a large, grand appearance. 
  • Don’t add curtains that stop mid-wall - Drapes that stop in the middle of the wall, well, don't look right. Floor-length curtains add elegance while providing a pop of color to the room. The only place in the home that should not have floor-length coverings is the kitchen for safety reasons. 
  • Don’t skimp on the blinds - We've all seen it. You walk past someone's home, and the blinds are all out of wack with big gaps and hanging crooked. Cheap plastic blinds break down faster and don't hold up to everyday wear and tear through the years. It is more cost-effective in the long run to splurge on more robust and high-quality blinds.

It doesn’t take much to change the look of a room. The right window treatment can turn a dull room into a stunning and inviting oasis.

Contact the experts at Brightline Blinds to find the perfect window treatments for your home.

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Brightline Custom Blinds offers a large selection of custom Hunter Douglas window treatments, including sheers and shadings, honeycomb shades, shutters, horizontal blinds, vertical blinds, Roman shades, roller shades, and woven wood shades.

We serve all the Des Moines metro area and surrounding communities including Altoona, Ankeny, Clive, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Norwalk, Pleasant Hill, Urbandale, West Des Moines, and Waukee. Please contact us, and let us know how we can help you.

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