When you are planning the kind of window treatments you want in the different rooms of your home keep in mind you do not have to only have one type per window. You can very easily mix it up to create a look of your own making. You might plantation shutters with blinds, curtains with blinds or sheer curtains and roller blinds. The great thing about sheer curtains is they go well in any style room, softening to add a romantic feel, adding elegance, maintaining a modern look but still with some interest. You can have a blind recessed into the frame of the window and then install a sheer curtain so you can choose one or the other or a combination. Here is a look at each window treatment and its advantages.
There has been a wide range of different options for treating windows, some have lasted well over the years and some have faded away. Sheer curtains have been around for a good couple hundred years, and they remain popular today. They come from a time when the windows people had were more narrow and long, so not a lot of light was able to get in. Sheer curtains were a way to dress the window without blocking that important light since not everyone had electric lights.
Today this is less of a problem, but they are still a versatile option. They can block UVC rays from the sun, keep a home bright and airy and offer some degree of privacy. You can see out with them but people cannot see in. They come in all kinds of colours and styles, you can get frilly if you want, or you can keep them cleaner. Sheer curtains are one of the best types of treatments for mixing with other options. They are also inexpensive while making a strong impact on how a room feels and looks.
Blinds that you open and close on a roller are called roller blinds. They come in a range of colours and styles, and even different fabrics too. You can even get a blockout roller blind if your aim is for it to be very good at blocking out the light. A roller blind along with the curtains gives you an option to have more privacy when you want it. You can have them all the way down, halfway, whatever you prefer. On a really nice sunny day have them all the way up with just your sheer curtains shut to let in the light and the breeze. On a cold day close them both up and settle in for movie time!
Make sure when you are choosing your window treatments to measure very carefully and then check those measurements a time or two! If you find it hard to make such measurements have someone give you a hand. The great thing about shopping for curtains and roller blinds today is that you can just go online with your measurements, choose what appeals to you and have it delivered straight to your door!