The icing on the cake, the star on top of the Christmas tree, the cherry on top of the sundae….yes, this also can be said for window treatments in your home. It goes without saying that they should be beautiful and reflect your personal taste, but when designed properly, your window treatments can do much more. By addressing light and energy control while considering your privacy, your window treatments can make an impact on the comfort of your home. When purchasing a Florida new home, it is vital that you consult a professional when dressing your windows. Although, you might think they are just for looks, I assure you that the right window treatment adds much more than their beauty. An experienced window treatment designer will ask you the right questions to discern the function of each window covering. For example…does a window need to be covered in the afternoon to better see the television or in order to sit comfortably around the dinner table? Do you have privacy issues with windows overlooking your neighbor’s back yard? With consideration of each answer, your design professional will create functional window coverings to address your needs while using color and texture to pull together your existing décor.
Drapery panels are in vogue these days, offering a variety of ways to soften the lines of your windows while offering a distinctive style. By choosing the appropriate header, you can change the ambiance of the room. Grommets are perfect for a contemporary look and a classic pinch pleat is just right for a more traditional appeal. Some rooms lend themselves to a top treatment, as full draperies do not fit the space. A straight lined cornice is a nice choice for a more modest look. If you desire a little more pizazz, your design professional can direct you to a wide variety of valance designs to represent the style you hope to achieve. If you need privacy and light control, a blind or shade is a great solution and will fit nicely underneath the valance of your choice. My name is Karen Wilhelm Mace and I am the owner and designer for Window Trends. We are a custom, window treatment, Design Company serving the Tampa Bay area for over 10 years. I had the privilege of designing the window coverings for Highland Homes’ new Tower Grove model home in Plant City. What a pleasure it was to work with the talented Highland Homes design staff. Be sure to stop by their new model in Plant City and visit my website www.windowtrendsoftampabay.com for some beautiful, window treatment ideas. Please give me a call at 813-361-2079 and mention Highland Homes for your free in home consultation. Highland Homes builds beautiful Florida new homes in communities throughout Tampa Bay, Orlando and Lakeland-Winter Haven. For more information on all of their Florida communities, visit the Highland Homes website.