Window coverings serve an important role in your home,
giving you privacy and also protecting your furniture and
décor from the harshness of prolonged, direct sunlight.
But the range of choices is so wide, including blinds,
shades, shutters and curtains, that some homeowners have a
hard time deciding which they prefer, or whether they can
mix their window coverings according to the room where they
There are no hard and fast rules about what you should use,
versus what you could use. The decision is up to your
tastes, preferences, and what works with your decorating
scheme. What you decide is great for one room, may not fit
in another, so you switch from blinds in the bathroom to
window shades in the bedroom, and that is just fine, as
long as you are happy with the way the décor looks when
For example, the living room is where most people entertain
visitors and family, and because it is often a “public”
room, people tend to go for more distinguished or striking
window coverings, that may include shutters or curtains,
and occasionally a combination of both.
A beautiful set of lined drapes, with sheers underneath,
and topped by a decorative swag, are not only functional,
but very decorative and can be coordinated with the
furniture, or serve as an accent to the overall scheme of a
room. Sometimes simplicity creates an equal impact, with a
set of antique slatted shutters that fold out from
underneath a pair of brocaded lined drapes.
Window coverings are an expression of your personal tastes.
The attention you give the details and accessories that go
into making them a part of your home décor, shows your
creativity and sense of style.