Every homeowner is always on the hunt for trendy ideas to make their property look great. This is one of the toughest responsibilities that comes with owning a house. A new house looks magnificent but with time, you will feel the need to spruce it up with home improvement ideas. If you want to give your home an uplift, you should first look at the windows. These have a significant impact on both the indoor and outdoor décor.

Window treatment can instantly transform your house and give it more personality. It is the simplest technique to add a touch of elegance both inside and outside the house. Since the early civilizations, windows have held a special place in home decorations.

Windows are a large component of your home’s indoor décor. They are among the first items one sees on entering a room. With proper decoration, windows can easily become the focal point of your indoor décor.

If you want to give a stylish makeover to your home, here are some unique ideas to adorn your windows.

1. Shades

Shades have a huge impact on any home’s décor. They also provide privacy, and you can choose from multiple colors, patterns, sizes and designs. Some of the common shades include fabric shades, Roman shades, balloon shades, roller shades, shades and draperies combos, honeycomb shades, pleated shades, and lined shades among others.

You can also choose motorized shades which give your home a contemporary feel and are also convenient to operate. There are also eco-friendly shades such as bamboo and Bali shades and natural woven shades.

All these shades are stylish and they give more character to your windows. They are an instant style fix which also serve other functions including improving energy efficiency, natural temperature and light control.

2. Add a Dash of Style with Shutters

Shutters for windows are a popular option for homeowners looking to boost their homes’ curb appeal. Shutters have been around for centuries and they marry function with beauty. Window shutters give protection to your home and also keep the occupants safe during storms. This is one reason they are common in hurricane-prone areas.

Other reasons to use this treatment for your windows include enhanced privacy, better energy efficiency through natural light and temperature control. Shutters also boost your home’s value as most home buyers look for such additions when valuing a prospective home.

Shutters come in multiple styles some suitable for indoor use while others fit best as an outdoor window treatment. These styles include:

> Louvered window shutter
> Raised panel shutters
> Board-and-batten shutters
> Traditional Shaker style
> Scandinavian shutters
> Plantation exterior shutters
> Café-style indoor shutters
> Cut-out design exterior shutters

When choosing window shutters, you have to consider your needs first. Some shutter styles are best for decoration, while others are sturdy and thus suitable for protection. You should also consider your home’s architectural design to determine a compatible shutter style.

For instance, raised panel shutters work best on a wide range of home styles including Victorian, Cape Cod, Federal, Colonial, Georgian and Ranch homes. Bahama shutters, on the other hand, are ideal for Cape Cod, Ranch and cottage-style homes.

You also have multiple shutters materials including wood, aluminum, faux wood, MDF (medium density fiber), vinyl and synthetic foam. Each of these materials has its strengths and downsides. Some materials work best in some geographical regions.

The versatile nature of shutters makes them perfect window treatment. You can customize them to suit your home and they are also easy to maintain compared to curtains, blinds or shades.

3. Window Curtains

Curtains are the most common indoor window treatment and you should also try them in your home. They are made from thin fabric and hence are more appropriate for enhancing aesthetics. They also serve other functions including light and temperature control, managing privacy and boosting energy efficiency. They work best on larger windows and add a touch of elegance to your living space.

One of the biggest advantages of curtains is that they come in an array of textures, fabrics, designs and patterns. You can find the perfect curtains to accentuate your home’s décor. You can choose curtain types based on hanging systems (Curtain track or curtain pole), heading styles ( rod pocket, curtain rings, eyelet curtains, tab-top curtains, tie top, pencil pleat, goblet pleat, pinch pleat, French or tailored pleat, box pleat, or gathered pleat).

There are different curtain styles choose from such as the panel pair, single panel, window treatment set, motorized curtains, valance, window scarfs and liner, sheer/opaque/semi-opaque curtains and casual/classic/modern/contemporary curtains.

For the curtain fabrics, you can choose from cotton, silk, lace, linen, velvet, burlap or synthetic materials. There are multiple trendy curtain styles such as coastal-inspired colors including fresh greens, blues, and crisp whites, textured woven wood shades in rattan or bamboo among others.

4. Window Blinds

Window blinds are the most affordable window treatment option. They fuse aesthetics with functionality making them among the most popular window treatments. Blinds are versatile and come in countless styles, colors and patterns. You also have a variety of materials to choose for your blinds.

The most common types of blinds include mini blinds, vertical blinds, roman blinds, and cordless blinds, bamboo blinds and Venetian blinds. You can also use smart blinds controlled automatically with an app or mobile device.

Blind materials range from metal, wood, faux wood, natural fabrics, synthetic materials, paper and plastic. It is easy to customize blinds to suit your unique décor requirements. Whatever the color, style, texture, material or dimensions you need, it is now possible to order custom blinds from an online store.

5. Window Planters

Window planters or window boxes add a touch of style to your home’s outdoor décor. You have a wide range of flowers that can make your windows come alive. This is a great way to adorn your windows and make them a prominent part of your home’s décor. Everyone will notice the windows first due to the beautiful flowers hanging from the planters.

Final Thoughts

Are you thinking of giving your home a makeover? You should consider adding some life to your windows with these tips. Windows take a lot of space indoors and outdoors and if you give them the best treatment, they revolutionize your home’s appearance. Go on and give your home a deserved stylish touch with these window decoration ideas.