Your hardwood floors are a focal point in your home. Not only do they add character, they will blend with virtually any modern or traditional decor. If you want to take
your hardwood floors to the next level, your styling choices can make a major difference, and your choices start at your windows. Window treatments are not called accent pieces for no reason, and when treatments are used as an accent piece you need to choose a style, material and color that cohesively blends with everything throughout your home.
Tip #1: Wood Blinds That Will Become Part of Architecture In the Room
Styling a home is all about creating different illusions with texture, shape, color, and lines. If you are looking for window treatments that will accent your brand new wood flooring, go with charming wood blinds. Wood blinds are completely different than the cheap aluminum blinds that generally come standard with a resale home. In fact, these treatments can make a space look more warm and sophisticated if you take time to choose the right style and finish. If your goal is to make your window treatments look as if they are part of the architecture in the room, go for a tone that will closely match the trim around your windows.
Tip #2: Adding Greater Dimension in the Room with Window Valances
Adding dimension will make a room look complete. If there are plenty of architectural features in a room, the key to completing the decor in the room will be to add dimension through shape and color of your window treatments. There are several ways to add dimension in a room, but one of the most effective ways when you have hardwood flooring is to choose a coordinating fabric covered valance.
Tip #3: Soft Shades That Become Accent Pieces
Soft shades are a great way to make a room more comfortable and inviting. If you are going to use a softer treatment, you can choose fabric treatments that will block out the sun and create a wonderful natural glow on your hardwood floors. There are two different ways that you can use soft shades to accent your flooring. One way is to choose a soft shade in a color that blends with your furnishings or decorative pillows on your sofa. Another way is to downplay your windows entirely and choose a fabric that closely matches your wall coloring.
Remember, you are not limited to choosing just one material or color when you selecting a window treatment to match your wood floors. After you choose a style, a material, and a color, you will need to decide how to mount to treatment to make the biggest visual affect. Take your time, compare several different options, and finally commit to a window treatment that will enhance the look of your beautiful floors.
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This article is contributed by MacDonalds Hardwoods. They offer <a href=”http://www.macwoods.com/locations/hardwood-flooring-boulder-co”>hardwood flooring to Boulder</a>, <a href=”http://www.macwoods.com/locations/hardwood-flooring-aurora-co”>Aurora</a>, and Denver residents.