Window Treatments
Australian House & Garden Magazine|October 2019
From framing a beautiful view to cutting your energy costs, there’s no limit to what the latest window treatments can do.
Georgia Madden

Whether you favour soft, billowing curtains or crisp, tailored blinds, the right window treatment can be the perfect finishing touch to a room. “Window treatments don’t just help control light and privacy, they can transform the look of a space and help you set a mood,” says Amelia Taylor, head of product and communications at Wynstan.

Morgan Ferry, director at window furnishings firm Simple Studio concurs: “They can be used to reinforce your decorative style – in particular, the type, colour and texture of the textiles you choose. For example, floaty white linen sheers can convey a coastal vibe, while a heavy, draped linen in a neutral tone evokes a minimalist vibe, while velvet sets a luxurious, glamorous tone.”

You’ll find no shortage of styles on offer. Add softness to a room or frame a view with curtains; opt for blinds in a highperformance fabric to enhance privacy, insulation or block out the light; choose versatile venetians; or go for a Hamptons look with plantation shutters in natural timber or a water-resistant material such as PVC. Alternatively, if you want the gentle appearance of curtains and the performance properties of blinds, opt for a layered treatment that gives you the best of both worlds.

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