Tips for adding elegance without breaking the budget
Are you one of those people that shops for home furnishings and is somehow automatically pulled to the most beautiful items that also happen to have the biggest price tag? You’re not alone and unfortunately, so often elegance and affordability do not go hand in hand. This is the case for window treatments as well and finding elegant and affordable window treatments is a real challenge. We consulted Hirshfield’s Window Treatment manager, Shannon Scarrella, to get her tips for adding elegance to your window treatments without breaking the budget. Shannon says yes you can have elegance and affordability and shares a few tips:
Shannon says, affordable means something different to everyone, and of course each home has its specific set of needs. For every room, there are some tricks that will help you get what you need without breaking the budget.
Window Treatments for Master Bedrooms
“Master bedrooms are a great place to add some personal elements to the space and make a big impact. Many customers already have bedding, but what the room lacks is the finishing touch. Combining ready made bedding with custom side panels around the windows and pillows is a great way to add to a space, without the expense of full custom bedding. Three to four pillows and a pair of side panels can go a long way.”
“Another way to add a touch of elegance to your window treatments is to change out the hardware. The other trick for creating a more expensive room without spending a ton of money is to look at metal upgrades. For a minimal fee you can take a basic window treatment and add brushed nickel or bronze hardware.”
Add color when possible
“Think of color! Window Treatments come in more than white and off-white. Warm grays, rich gold tones can add depth to a window. Color doesn’t change the price of the window treatment.”
Dare to be Different
“My personal favorites for those on a budget is to put something in that isn’t the ‘norm’. For example, honeycomb shades are popular and they do a great job of energy efficiency, however, the economical ones don’t offer all the bells and whistles. Try an aluminum blind. Hunter Douglas has a collection called, “Natural Elements.” You can have a 2” metal slat in colors and textures galore. Pair that with a wood headrail, bottom rail and tassels and you have an updated contemporary look without the price of some higher end products.”
If you’re on a strict budget and you also want to ensure your window treatments will make your space shine, it’s always best to talk to a professional who can direct you towards possibilities you might otherwise not consider. Remember great style doesn’t need to break the bank!
Make your life easier with the help of a professional! Hirshfield’s Shop At Home designers come out to your home with a window fashions library or stop by one of our retail stores and discuss your options with a sales associate.
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