What does luxury mean to you? For some luxury is a synonym for decadence, but I believe it’s a more complex idea. I think luxury is the perfect marriage of form and function — where quality and durability meet excellent style and customization.
How does this concept of luxury apply to window treatments? Well, they’re a great place to see form and function in action.
Windows are a major element of your décor from an aesthetic perspective. They’re a focal point for the eyes when you enter a room, and the way you dress them can drastically change the look and feel of a space.
Think of your home as a canvas, you and any designers you work with are artists, and your brushes and paints are styles, fabrics and colors.
Styles are the basic shape and design of window treatments and include :
- Solar screens that gently diffuse sunlight
- Top-down and bottom-up shades designed for privacy and light control
- Roman shades in every fabric imaginable
- Domestic hardwood shutters
There are many more style options available. Whether your window shape is classic or unique, you can customize your window treatments to suit your needs.
Luxury fabrics like silk, linen, and fine organics are always in fashion, and they are as stunning as they sound. From couture clothing to gorgeous draperies, these fabrics hold timeless appeal because of their quality and beauty.
Colors, Patterns, and Textures
Don’t be shy with color, pattern, and texture. For a customized and luxurious look, invest in lavish, long-lasting woven wood shades, or bold, bright shutters in an all-neutral room. Some of the most stunning spaces I have encountered have used windows not just as a way to look out at the world, but as a way to create a unique environment inside.
While window treatments are key to creating a gorgeous space in your home, they also serve a practical purpose. Window treatments are used to manage privacy and the level of brightness in your home, and can also be used to help control temperature.
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Window treatments serve another practical purpose by providing UV protection for indoor objects. Prized artwork and expensive furniture are not immune to sun damage and should be protected against UV rays – just as you protect your skin from too much sunlight.
Don’t worry, window treatments with UV protection can still provide plenty of sunlight without compromising your interiors. For instance, Silhouette A Deux shades are carefully crafted to combine two fabric roller shades – a translucent one and a room darkening one – to make your lighting options as broad as possible.
Luxury and Technology
Window treatments that use technology to make life more convenient or to solve a problem are both functional and luxurious. Window dressings that incorporate an automated feature can minimize unsightly cords or provide access to shades in hard-to-reach windows. And because the look of your motorized blinds and shades are also important, they can be customized in many concepts, fabrics and cuts.
Do you want to be able to conveniently adjust room lighting or maximize your home’s energy efficiency? Think about remote control technology that lets you raise and lower your shades using an app on your mobile phone.
Luxury window treatments balance form and function. With customization you can create windows that are both beautiful and practical.
Image Source: Modern Bedroom by Fulcrum Structural Engineering