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When Less is More: 4 Questions You Should Consider

Posted by Andie on January 31, 2012

One of the most common decorating decisions people tend to make too hastily is the choice to cover up their windows.  Now don't get me wrong- I'm all for pretty curtains and window treatments.  In addition to being a functional investment, they can bring a lot of personality, style and vivaciousness to a room.  However, often we go to painstaking lengths to simply hide some of our room's greatest assets, such as intricately designed windows, natural light, and a beautiful view of the great outdoors.  

 

 

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So next time you're contemplating a major curtain overhaul, take a few minutes to do a thorough examination. Ask yourself the following questions before you start splurging.....

 

1. Will the window treatment serve an important function in this room?  If it's a bathroom or bedroom and you live in close proximity to neighbors, then curtains are probably a necessity.  On the other hand, you might not necessarily need or want them in a home office or kitchen.  

 

 

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2. Will the curtains help to achieve a design element?   Are they going to complete the look of the room, or just add more clutter?

 

 

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3. Will curtains upstage natural light or scenery?  Is the view outside the window prettier than a window treatment itself?  In many cases you'll find yourself answering yes.


 

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4. Am I simply considering curtains because I haven't weighed all of my options?  Get creative- you don't have to hang up curtains just because everyone else is doing it!  What's best for you and your home?


 

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If leaving your windows completely bare freaks you out, consider going minimal instead.  There are great blinds available these days that are sleek and hardly noticeable, giving you the best of both worlds.  Whatever you decide to do, try to achieve a delicate balance of natural light and decor.  And now, for a little more bare window inspiration......

 

 

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P.S. Make sure you enter our Super Bowl Giveaway for a chance to win a Home-made Popcorn Maker!

 

 

 

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