When it comes to creating window treatments, it can be fun when done with a little knowledge! The choice of fabric will determine the extent of the decorative effect your window coverings will have. When you have a problem and you create window coverings to solve that problem, it is always a plus. Window coverings can serve a variety of purposes, ranging from decorating a room to hiding an unsightly view or filtering harsh light. When you’ve accomplished one of the above, your project is a success.
If you decide that wooden shutters or faux wood blinds are not on the agenda, you may want to settle for some modern light-weight sheers. These amazing window coverings will accomplish all three tasks and will give a pretty look, pleasant light and privacy. Sheers are manufactured today with a variety of embroidered designs integrated into the fabric. These embroidered designs will add interest to an otherwise plain organza, cotton or chiffon background.
If you have an irregular-shaped window either within your home or window with exterior vinyl shutters, mini blinds are sometimes a good choice as they are versatile and can be fitted to almost any regular shape. If you would like added privacy and have decided to go with sheers and you were using this fabric in a powder room, only one layer is necessary. This type of sheer is not transparent so light filters in and the room remains private. This can be very effective for other areas in your home as well. You can use looped cording that is attached to the top hangs and upholstery tacks to keep it in place. Even though sheers are an old-fashioned idea, when properly done it will add a regal air of aged sophistication. Sheers can be used in numerous different room designs and can be tastefully done in kitchens, sun porches and other areas where you would like the room to remain private. They are a good replacement for vertical blinds or wood shutters.