As you’re selecting window treatments for your home, it’s a normal question to ask: Should they all match? After all, matching means cohesion, and that’s often valued. But should they all really be alike?
“Curb appeal” is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the real estate world. Essentially, if you are marketing your house to be sold, you want it to have enough broad appeal to attract a number of buyers, while still having some perfectly unique qualities that make it stand out from the crowd. Basically, you want your home to be super desirable. And while cohesion is generally a good thing, you don’t need to take it too far. You wouldn’t want to have a Frankenstein house with Spanish, gothic and modern layouts, but you can mix it up with smaller things like window treatments.
Different Window Treatments For Different Needs
The right window treatment is less about the house as a whole and more about a particular room and a particular window. Different rooms and different windows have different needs. For example, while you may have long, grand curtains in your dining room, you probably don’t want the same for your short, raised window in your kitchen. And in your bedroom, you might opt for light-blocking shades, while you don’t really need them in the dining room.
Shutters offer a 3D effect and promise both style and function. They can be used to great effect in dining rooms, studies and libraries. You can use shades as full fleets or even just on one or two accent windows. Blinds are very versatile and easy to clean. They look modern and crisp, and they let you control the amount of light let in. While maybe not as fancy as for a dining room, they are excellent for kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and more. And shades have a timeless look, working exceptionally well with long windows and larger rooms, adding dimensions and details.
Vary Your Treatments Room To Room
What this all means is that you shouldn’t be afraid to have different types of window coverings throughout your house. However, you should keep some cohesion in mind in a single room. General style and colors should match in the same immediate space, but you don’t need to extend that to the whole house.