HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED HOW MUCH SPACE IS TAKEN UP IN INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINES BY KITCHENS, BEDROOMS AND BATHROOMS AND HOW LITTLE EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON WINDOWS?
Of course we all want the main rooms in the house to look great and getting your kitchen, living room, bedroom or bathroom design spot on will certainly help you to enjoy spending time at home.
However, I’d say that investing a little time, effort and budget in your windows will make a surprisingly big difference.
Firstly it’s worth checking that the windows themselves are in good condition. Perhaps they just need a fresh coat of paint to keep the window frames water tight and looking good. Or perhaps they need replacing. If so, a window specialist like Northern Trade Windows can help you to choose a replacement that’s best suited to the architectural style of your home and the period in which it was built.
Once your window frames and windows are looking at their best (and keeping out the draft as the evenings start getting cooler) it’s time to work out which style of curtains or blinds will work best practically and aesthetically. Having replaced flimsy lightweight blinds and curtains with well-made alternatives with a good black-out lining, I can vouch for the fact that this will make your home feel cosier and look better and when you make this change in the bedroom it’ll almost certainly help you to sleep more soundly, too.
Investing in good quality fabrics (and perhaps coordinating your blinds or curtains with your lamp-shades, cushions and throws) can be a really subtle yet effective way of making your interior design scheme feel expensive and cleverly pulled together.
If you live in the city and want to bring a little leafiness into your home, placing a potted plant or two on or near the window ledge, or installing window boxes so you can wake up to the sight of greenery and flowers every day will also enhance your interior design scheme.
This post is sponsored by Northern Trade Windows, who’ve been manufacturing and installing windows and doors in the region for more than 20 years, but the words and interior design advice featured is all our own.
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