Have you ever stayed in a hotel that had wonderfully luxurious window coverings. It’s a small detail, to be sure, but the effect of a well-planned window treatment can set the mood for a guest. When you invest in quality, well-designed window coverings you’re making a statement that your guest accommodation isn’t just a passing fancy, it’s your passion. Let’s have a look at finishing your guest suite with window coverings that will pay dividends for years to come.
The first step is to determine your budget. Obviously, everyone wants solid wood blinds and velvety drapes but these are not always practical or necessary. Local companies such as ShadesatBlue.com, provide full service, from laser measuring to installation. Online sellers such as Ikea have affordable window coverings in the current styles and fabrics. With a little DIY, you can have custom curtains and blinds for your suite.
Height is one of the most important factors when measuring curtains. A common rule of thumb is the bottom of the curtain should just graze the surface it is meeting, which might be a sill or a floor. It’s better to have them slightly longer than too short. If you have baseboard heaters under the window you may want to consider blinds or short curtains that hang 2-4” below the window sill or both for light blocking.
Condos in Blue Mountain Village will have high levels of ambient light in the evening from streetlamps. These homes will benefit from heavier window treatments, or layers, that block light and sound. For example, a cellular vertical blind will insulate and filter light. Add a second, insulated Roman blind or pair of black-out curtains for maximum effect. The goal is to make your accommodation feel like a cozy hideaway after a long day on the slopes.
Some condos are situated directly at the base of the ski hill or at an elevation with a view. If you are the owner of one of these, consider dressing the living area windows with sheer curtains and a second layer of heavy drapes. The sheers can be pulled close at night for privacy but still allow views of lights. It is a sophisticated effect that sets the mood for an evening of relaxation. An added bonus is the energy saving effect of the sheers (reduce drafts) and the drapes (insulation).
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