Www.HGTV.com/WindowTreatmentGuide – HGTV Window Treatment Guide – Curtains and Window Treatment Ideas
You can get a HGTV Window Treatment Guide at the Hgtv.com/windowtreatmentguide website. If you need to get curtains and other window treatment ideas this is the place to start. When I bought my house and looked at all the windows in my house, I had no clue what to do. Of course my original thought was to get curtains. I did not realize what a process that would be and how expensive. I think I ended up with a whole bunch of holes in my walls and nothing to show for it. What I found out what that the rods were expensive, the curtains were expensive and trying to get the right blinds was a pain.
So if you identify with what I have gone through, you should start with the HGTV Window Treatment Guide at Hgtv.com/windowtreatmentguide website. You will be able to watch video that show different treatments. This may give you a jump start as to what you would like. There is also the Trend Flash where you will find out about how to update your windows with the latest treatments. If you have a bay window, there are also solutions here for what you can do with them. They can be difficult to figure out what to do with.
Another issue I had was color. What color should I get the curtains in? If you like patterns, then what patterns will look good. I had no clue and kept buying and returning curtains because once they were up, I was not sure if I liked them. That quickly became expensive as I had to drive back and forth. At the HGTV Window Treatment Guide website, you will be able to find out about color and patterns. There is a whole photo gallery that you can view. I looked at some to the fun things that they have done. I did not know you can make the room look so elegant with so little. They all look custom made to me. I wonder if there is any place that I can go to and get them ready made.
I think for me the cheapest and best quality curtains I could get for my budget was at IKEA. I know that is weird but so true. I loved the fact that I could get them in the colors that I wanted and that they could be easily hemmed to fit the size that I wanted. Oh yeah. I forgot to tell you how difficult it was to find the right length. That is why I liked the ones at IKEA. You can hem them to the length you want and they did not break the bank.
It is great to see the contemporary window treatments. I do not know how to mix prints and the examples there are astounding. I did not know you could achieve such elegance with stripes, patterns and different materials all in one room. Okay, I need serious help. I guess I can take some of these pictures to the stores as I shop. Maybe that will point me in the right direction as my windows are still bare.
There are lots of tips on the website. Some of the tips mentioned is that minimal is in. That is the look that I have now. Not by design mind you. Just by sheer lack of talent. I guess I am trendy then. Who knew? Another tip is to pick a current color. My problem is that I do not know what a current color is. If I knew, I would not be in such pain over my window treatments. Apparently terra cotta shades are in. And they can be mixed with greens, blacks and golds. Another tip is to mix fabrics. I cannot pick one type of fabric. Mixing will put me in a tailspin. Hopefully you will be better at this than I will ever be.
If you like to sew, there are instructions and directions on the site that will show you how to create Roman Shades. They can be quite expensive so if you can make them yourself, you will be better off. I like floor length window treatments myself and there are some guides on how to pick the best ones. So far I am still struggling with trying to find something that works best with my decor. I am sure eventually I will find something. In the meantime, the search continues.
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