Who wouldn’t want a home with a great aesthetic appeal? Installing new window treatments is one of the easiest ways to change your home’s interior appearance and provide your house with privacy and insulation at the same time.

To help you pick the right window treatment for a beautiful home, we’ve compiled a list of common mistakes people make when choosing new window treatments.

Installing Paper Blinds. Paper blinds are okay for the first few days in a new home, but it’s a crummy way to maintain privacy and save energy over time. When people put a paper blind on a window for privacy, it may hold them through a few weeks, and end up still having that blind on the window five years later, because they never got around to getting what they wanted. The need for privacy was fulfilled but never got back to getting what they wanted in the first place. Take time to invest in what you want, one room at a time.

Choosing Ready-Made Roulette. You pick up ready-made drapes from a store that are all packaged, folded and creased into a tiny package. When you go to hang them, you discover that those creases don’t fall out from those ready-made packaged and folded store drapes. Also, they’re neither lined nor offer much privacy.

There is nothing like the quality of custom-made drapery. You get to select the style, colour, and details, while the specialist will take care of the rest, providing you with one-of-a-kind treatment you will be proud to show your friends.

DIY Hanging Hassles. Install your own rods and…oops; they don’t hang level. Then, they fall out of the wall because they’re not secured to studs. Then, you end up with lots of holes in the wall. Why struggle with this when you can leave it to the experts? Hanging drapery requires care and precision to make the finished product look its best. A trained installer will worry about the studs, concrete and placement of the rods, so you don’t have to.

Stacking that’s Lacking. “Do-it-Yourselfers” often underestimate the window length and end up with extra inches of material or “stacking” at the bottom, or realize the size was incorrect – not aware of deductions that need to be accounted for. Someone who has been trained on different products knows what to look out for, and make the proper deductions or add-ons, so the treatment fits the window opening correctly.

Catalogue Concerns. When you buy from a catalogue, you may end up returning, reordering, and regretting the lack of personal attention. You might have made several trips going back and forth, returning, reordering, and remain unsatisfied with the end result, leaving you frustrated with the whole experience.

Instead, trust an experienced designer to ask the right questions and guide you through the process to make the best decision possible. A great designer will ask tons of questions to drill down to the best possible solution for your needs and expectations.

Decorating Dilemmas. If you decorate only a part of a room at a time, you may later find out that the original fabric is no longer available for other windows and accessories. A good designer will consider the entire room. Ordering extra material right from the start avoids dye-lot discrepancies and disappointment that may not be available when you are ready to continue.

To avoid these and other window treatment mistakes, reach out to the experts at Sensational SEAMS. From excellent craftsmanship to exceptional customer service, we offer you a high-quality, fun experience in home decorating in Newcastle ON, Bowmanville, Wilmot Creek, Newtonville, Orono, Kendal, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Port Hope, Blackstock, Port Perry & throughout the Clarington & Durham Region. If you have any questions about your window treatment needs, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us here.