Do You Need Curtains for Your Replacement Windows?

When it comes to window treatments, designers are often divided into two schools of thought. There are proponents of using curtains on windows while there are also those who think treatments are unnecessary. Curtains are tricky, and their usage is usually a hit-or-miss scenario. Their effectiveness as a design element starts with knowing when to use them and when to hold back.

Different homes will have different design needs so there is no one rule that fits all. Here are a few tips on how to help you get started.

Lighting Up a Room

Some rooms in a home are better with plenty of daylight, and planning for sunlight is an important part of any window replacement project. Living rooms and sunrooms do well when lit with an abundance of sunshine. The verdict is to hold off on using treatments for your living room, or, if you’d like the option to dim the room or increase privacy, you might want to stick with curtains that can be drawn.

Private Moments

Bedrooms need their privacy, but this is mostly a concern when the room is built at-grade. For bedrooms that are away from street view, some homeowners prefer foregoing treatments in favor of beautiful views of the outdoors. Note, however, that window placement must be considered so the room is not awash with sunlight at very inconvenient times.

Thoughts on Design

The style of your windows can also dictate whether or not a treatment is needed. Some traditional double-hung windows can actually be complemented beautifully with the right curtain. On the other hand, some styles are better left naked. Talk to a professional designer to find out what works best for your home.

At Renewal by Andersen® of Houston, our replacement window products are designed to work beautifully on their own. Give us a call at (281) 547-6177, or fill out our contact form to schedule a design consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Houston, TX, and nearby areas.