Select the Best Window Treatment Style
Before you get to all the fun design features like colors, finishes and fabrics, it’s important to choose the right window treatment style to match the design aesthetic of your house. If your home is considered modern, streamlined styles like roller shades or banded shades will complement the clean lines of the space.
Plantation-style shutters, Roman shades and wood blinds are great choices for homes with more traditional styling, enhancing the character of the home. If your décor is somewhere between modern and traditional, consider choosing more transitional window treatments like cellular shades or window shadings which add stunning visual interest to the window.
For a touch of luxury and drama, choose custom drapery for your home. Whether you opt for simple curtain side panels to frame your windows or yards of rich fabrics, draperies are a great way to up the wow factor.
Choose the Perfect Fabric or Finish
Now that you’ve selected your window treatment style, it’s time to start choosing the fun decorative elements, like fabrics and finishes. The first thing you will need to decide is whether or not you prefer your window treatments to serve as the focal point of the room or blend into the space. If you want your window treatments to blend in, make sure to stick with subtle patterns and choose a color that matches the window frame or wall.
For statement window coverings, choose bold patterns and colors, but make sure that your window treatments are not competing with other standout decorative items, like a bold couch. Too much color and pattern can overwhelm the eye.
Add the Finishing Touches
Up the wow factor of your blinds, shades or drapery by adding fun finishing touches like decorative, like a decorative valance and cornice. The window treatment operating system will also affect how the window treatments will look in the window. For instance, cordless operation removes unsightly dangling cords for a clean, uncluttered look. And the versatile top-down/bottom-up system allows you to position shades anywhere within the window, allowing you to dramatically change the look of your window treatments. Automated window treatments make it possible to control blinds, shades, shutters and drapery with the touch of a button or even your voice.
Work with a JCPenney Window Coverings Expert
With so many decorating decisions, many homeowners quickly feel overwhelmed, which is why JCPenney offers customers the opportunity to work with a window coverings designer. When you choose the JCPenney In-Home Custom Window program, you’ll gain access to brands, fabrics, colors and finishing options you won’t find in store. A designer will help you design a solution that matches your décor and fits your unique needs. Request a complimentary in-home design consultation by visiting JCPenney In-Home Custom Window or by calling 1-800-831-8969.