Often when new window treatments are being selected for a home, it is one of the last steps in the decorating process. The shades, blinds, curtains, or shutters that are chosen for a room are there to be the final touch on a decorating scheme, the last bit that pulls the whole room together and makes it whole. That being said, it can also be one of the more stressful aspects of decorating a room, because shutters, shades and blinds all seem to stick around much longer than the other components of a design scheme. Couches, throw pillows and rugs tend to come and receive heavy use for a few years before they are upgraded, but drapes and shades will stick around for years and years. Perhaps this is because they typically do not get the same regular use that other items in the living room get, or perhaps it is due to the stress that people go through when they are selecting their window treatments, but either way, they seem to be one of the more ‘permanent’ style choices that people make in their homes. That is why it is important to make sure that you are completely happy with the selections that you make for your own home before you complete your purchase.
The easiest way to guarantee that you will be satisfied with the window treatments that you select for your home is to work with a design consultant that specializes in custom window treatments. Despite popular misconceptions, a design consultant is not there just to push their products onto you in order to make a sale. They are there to listen to what your vision is for your design of your home and to help you realize it within your budget. Design consultants are also especially handy if you have irregular windows or if you are planning on ordering all custom window treatments. Most companies will not accept returns on custom made blinds and shades, so it is incredibly important that you make sure that all of the measurements are correct the first time to avoid costly mistakes. A design consultant can help make sure that everything that is received is the correct size and length for your home. They also typically arrange for delivery and installation of your new shades in your home, so all you really end of doing is making the selections.
Another benefit of using a design consultant for your window treatments is that they can help you make selections on the best type of window treatment for your home and bring color samples directly to you. This way you can be assured that the choices that you are making on the shades for your home are going to look the way that you envision them looking. Design consultants are there to make sure that you are 100% happy with the final product in your home, and they will often come with a guarantee so you have nothing to loose! Contact Drapery Works today to schedule your own consultation. 415.330.9130