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Silhouette® Window Shadings

Silhouette® Window Shadings

Some people wait until long after they move into a new home to make it look its best. But it would make more sense to do it immediately, even though the process can be daunting. Not everyone can afford to move in and redo everything right away. So where do you start?

At Window Products serving Connecticut, we’ve got a few tips.

1. The Floor
Does your house have many different types of flooring? If so, it might look chopped up and busy. Think about whether you’d prefer to have hardwood, laminate, tile, or carpeting. (Hardwood is usually the best way to go because it doesn’t show wear and tear like carpeting, and most people can get large area rugs to warm it up.) Then decide on color and texture. Flooring is expensive, so if you find you can’t do it all at once, try to keep the color similar at least throughout the downstairs area.

2. The Walls
Paint can be your least expensive area of design—and it’s fairly easy to change if you want a new look in the future. Try to make the hall a neutral color with all the rooms that can be seen from the front door working together. When you purchase the paint, consider upgrading from the lower line of the manufacturer’s choices. Buying the better paint may cost more but, in the long run, it will cut down on your labor. One good coat is a lot less expensive than multiple bad coats.

3. The Furniture
It is nice when your furniture is in scale with the size of the room, for example, putting large sectionals in large rooms and loveseats in smaller rooms. When you choose furniture, try to choose patterns that are to scale as well—a large floral print on a small loveseat is not a good match. Don’t feel that your wood all has to be the same. Blending of woods is interesting and far more creative than buying a suite of furniture.

4. The Windows
Window treatments add beauty, provide privacy, control light, and offer UV protection for your home furnishings. Decide whether you want your windows to be the focal point in the room—if so, add color and texture there. If not, keep them neutral. For larger windows, sliding glass doors, and patio doors, vertical orientation might be the best. Consider Duette® honeycomb shades, Cadence® vertical blinds, or Skyline™ Gliding Window Panels.

Finding Window Treatments in Fairfield CT

At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994 with two showrooms – Branford and Southbury. We offer the full line of Hunter Douglas window treatments, draperies, screen shades and awnings. Our personalized service, quality products, and professional installation services ensure you’ll find the perfect window treatment or awning for your home or business. We service Fairfield and New Haven Counties, including Newtown, Greenwich, Easton, Westport, New Canaan, CT and surrounding areas. Contact us for more details.