Common Mistakes when Buying Window Coverings

Picking out window treatments for your home is exciting. A simple change of your coverings can really freshen up your home, which makes us all too eager to choose a window covering. This eagerness often becomes your own worst enemy, causing you to make common mistakes when buying window coverings. However, if you take your time when choosing the best window coverings for your home, you’ll avoid these common pitfalls to create a beautiful and functional look.

 Cheap Window Treatments

Have you ever heard the saying, “you get what you pay for?” This is especially true when choosing window coverings. By trying to cut costs, you not only compromise on the quality of the covering you get, but the appearance as well. Well-made window treatments not only look better, but are made to last, while also being easy to clean and more energy efficient. While quality coverings may cost more upfront, they are actually a long-term investment. 

Forgetting about Function

Often, window treatments are purchased based on their looks alone, without considering the function, safety, and convenience of the treatments. If you’re only focused on looks, you’ll quickly come to find the coverings you choose don’t open the way you’d like. Or, maybe they don’t let you control lighting as well as they should. In some cases, choosing the wrong treatments can actually be a safety concern, especially when young children are in the home.

Incorrect Measurements

In order for window treatments to look great, your windows need to be measured properly. This involves more than just measuring the width of the window. Depending on the type of treatment you’re interested in, there are a number of different measurements and calculations that need to be taken prior to purchasing a window covering. If your measurements are off by even an inch, the overall appearance of the covering will be impacted in the end.

At Window Covering Gallery, I’m excited about window coverings and helping you choose the best options for your home. I will properly measure your windows to create the custom, quality window coverings you need that not only look great, but are functional, safe, and offer the features you need. Give me a call today to schedule a free in-home consultation.