There really is an incredible amount of information, knowledge, tips, "trade secrets," associated with design. A single item, like a window treatment, really requires a collaboration of knowledge and know-how. A single window covering can easily be made of 3 to 4 different fabrics, several types of hardware, trim and details up the wazoo! When designing window treatments, I meet face-to-face with the person who is to be making them and we go through every detail together pooling all of what we know to create something really special.
While in school, I picked up a great tip when it comes to window coverings and setting the mood for a room. Adding an extra layer to a window covering by adding a sheer fabric can subtly or dramatically change a room. A sheer softens the natural light as it comes in through the window while adding a delicate textural element to a space.
More interestingly, a sheer fabric that has a slight color to it can change the color of the light coming in thus changing the wall color and colors of the other fabrics and furniture in the space. While a light hue will minimally change the color of the light, a deeper one has a much more dramatic effect.
Additionally, a sheer fabric in a window covering can add some privacy to a space, such as bedroom, without loosing the natural sunlight.
Tue, August 31, 2010
by Cindy Aplanalp filed under