How to Choose the Color of Windows Shades

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The window treatments you choose for your home may have more of an impact on the overall design, look and style of your decor than you realize. The windows in each room of your home serve as an important focal point that draw the eye and accentuate your overall design scheme. Window shades can be an excellent window treatment for many rooms in your home. There are a variety of different styles and colors from which to choose, and they can generally fit within even modest budgets.

  • Determine the amount of natural light you would like the shades to let in while drawn. The colors of shades vary from completely opaque, letting no light in, to highly translucent and sheer, letting lots of light in.

  • Look for a window shade color that sets the right mood for your room. Bold, bright colors will add energy to a room, while muted, earthy colors can have a calming effect.

  • Find a window shade color that creates the look you want for your space. If you have a large room, a darker shade will help the room seem smaller and cozier, while lighter-colored shades will emphasize the room’s grandness. A small room can seem cramped by a darker color, but pale, neutral or earth tones can make the space seem larger.

  • Match the color shade you choose to the function you want your windows to serve. If you want them to be focal points, choose bold, bright or even patterned shades. If you want them to blend into the background, make sure the walls are painted a more noticeable, bolder color than the shades.

  • Keep the overall design and décor of your room in mind as you choose a color for your window shades. No matter what look or feel you want to accomplish, the shades need to ultimately complement, not clash with, other elements in the room, including the carpeting, walls, furniture and artwork.

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