If you are moving into a new home, doing it up all on your own can be pretty exciting. This adds to the feeling of belonging to the space and helps you settle in faster. When you are moving into a new space, it is quite possible that the place may need new window coverings as the existing ones may not fit in the new windows.
Window treatment stores are easy to find as scores of them have come up in all cities. Shopping for window coverings online is also a great idea. There are several advantages to it, the principal one being saving time. It is easier to browse through various options online than to visit stores physically and picking one! So here we are telling you how to go about shopping for window treatments online:
Before you start shopping for drapes or curtains, you need to make up your mind on a couple of issues. Firstly, you have to decide how much natural light you want in your home and secondly the budget. Once you have decided on these, you can move on to the other steps subsequently.
- Choose the type of treatment you want
There is a wide variety of window treatments that you can choose from. You can opt for curtains, drapes, blinds, shades, shutters, etc. solar blinds and roller shades, roman shades are popular choices amongst homeowners. So choose depending upon your priority which could anything between visual appeal, style quotient, light and privacy management, other functional aspects, etc.
- Choose the material
Once you have made up your mind about which treatment you want for your home, choose the material. You can choose from various fabrics like cotton, velvet, silk, etc. or materials like jute, bamboo, wood, faux wood, metal, rattan, etc. Window coverings have several functional aspects apart from adding to the beauty of a space, so make sure that they offer sun and temperature control along with light and privacy management.
- Take perfect measurements
Once you have chosen the type of treatment and material, you have to note down precise measurements of your windows. These have to be flawless especially if you are ordering customized treatments. Do a re-check on the measurements for a second or third time to be very sure. If these measurements are flawed, your money will be wasted as the coverings will not fit well, failing the very purpose. Measure every dimension and if necessary you can also ask professionals from the store for help!
- Cross check sample with actual
After you have placed your order, you can ask the online store to send over a sample for a physical verification. Also after you receive your final consignment, ascertain the likeness with the sample or with what you had chosen online. Don’t hesitate to get back to the supplier in case there are discrepancies.