It’s a great idea to take elements of classic and transitional homes if you want to mix up your style a little bit and add unique features to your home for added fun and personality. A little bit of leeway in your style brings much more options in terms of décor and window treatment. Consider the rest of your room’s décor also. If you have a very classic or modern style of furniture and design, a traditional window treatment could be a really interesting twist that becomes one of the rooms most powerful and striking features.
Combining your treatments
Perhaps one of the most obvious forms of traditional window treatment is the combination of blinds, curtains, and valances together. This doesn’t just give us ultimate control over the light and heat entering our home via our windows, but we also get to enjoy a busy and lively window treatment that looks as fantastic as it functions. Introducing tiebacks can also give the curtains an area of focus and bring together lots of busy and fussy elements. Traditional blind options, from Roman to Venetian and roller blinds, give us plenty of choice of the direction and theme of our blinds to conform to and compliment your home.
Avoid modern solutions
Modern options that come with improved functions such as motorized blinds or clever engineering, can help you in your home but will detract from your traditional theme. If you do want to install more modern features to make your home life much easier, make sure you are confident that the style of the treatment, which is often contemporary, won’t hinder your objective for beautifully decorated and traditional windows. Truly traditional features with no modern additions will add authenticity to your traditional window treatments.
Soft and smooth colours
To maintain a traditional elegance throughout your window treatments and the rest of your rooms or home, stick to a complementary colour palette without any contrasts or clashes that have a massive impact on the room. Instead, go for smooth and soft colour palettes that aren’t contradictory or overly exciting. A smoother colour palette won’t just give your home more elegance, but it will match the flowing softness of your window treatments and contribute to a calming, homely, and relaxing atmosphere.
Using natural materials
If you’re going down the route of traditional window treatments, you’re going to want to achieve a sense of homeliness, warmth, and comfort in your room or across your home. Another way to support that is to install wooden blinds or shutters. Fantastic for controlling light in a traditional sense without modern or contemporary gimmicks, wood is a material that will stand the test of time and give your home a lovely traditional charm. The type and shade of wood is ultimately up to you, but for traditional styles, we prefer darker woods such as oak, which are warmer and more durable than popular contemporary shades like pine.