Window Treatments – Interior Decorating Photo Week – Day Six
Here is day six – today’s photo focus is Window Treatments. After the success of our Color Photo Week, here we go again, this time it’s Interior Decorating Photo Week. I enjoy sourcing the photos for you. I hope they provide a some inspiration for your work.
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Window Treatments – Traditional Style
Image credit – Francisco De Legarreta C.
With such a large expanse of windows, careful consideration has been taken here so that the natural light can still come in through the net curtains and you can still see the ornate windows behind. The decorative cornice at the junction between the ceiling and the wall leads to a heavy swag and tail valance with fringing. Imagine if the curtains where the tails come down were of the same fabric – how would this make the room feel? It would close it in and reduce the natural light and ability to see the window frames. The choice of a sheer fabric for the curtains allows the room to appear light and airy in modern times using a traditional style. A good combination for modern living.
Exterior Shutters add color and texture to this building as well as blocking the light and allowing ventilation. Timber shutters protect against the sun and heat in summer and the wind and cold in winter. They are adjustable to allow air to enter inside. You can use them to control how much light comes inside when they are closed as the slats can also be adjusted. They are easy to look after, they just need to be kept dust and dirt free, painted or coated as manufactures maintenance requires and will probably last longer than having curtains on the inside of your window. I love how the Chinese lanterns passing by are the same color as the shutters – that’s probably what caught my eye first in this photo.
Timber Slat Blinds
I really like how the view is depicted in this photo. These wide timber slat blinds allow for a room with a view. Allowing light to come in and you can adjust to suit where the sun is positioned. When shut they allow total privacy. These are becoming more popular as they look smart and keep the window looking uncluttered, perfect for a modern interior.
Window Treatments – Contemporary Style
These contemporary curtains are simple and are hung from the top of the wall, accentuating the height of the room and making the windows look larger than they really are. The color is a shade darker than the wall with a subtle vertical white strip, this also helps create height to the room. They are mostly decorative as the roman blinds on the window frames will be what blocks the sun during the day if needed and keeps in the heat at night. A great example of how curtains can be used to create an illusion and are a wonderful tool for Interior Designers.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the Window Treatment photos to give you some design inspiration. More great photos, ideas and inspiration tomorrow. You can see Day One Lamps, Day Two Exterior Decorating, Day Three Contemporary Decorating, Day Four Traditional Decorating, Day Five Furniture.
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