5 Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing Window Treatments

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What To Know About Selecting Window Coverings

Even if you love a particular window covering style, that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice for your home’s interior design. When choosing window treatments, you have to consider everything, from treatment type to privacy needs. As a top provider of Maui’s custom window shades, curtains, and drapes, Naka’s Drapery LLC is here to help you choose the best window coverings for your home. 

5 Window Treatment Mistakes To Avoid

1. Installing the Wrong Size

Installing window treatments might seem simple, yet many people get their measurements wrong. Incorrectly measuring your windows and the wall space around them will mean your drapes or blinds are either too big or small. Professional installation is the best option to ensure perfectly fitted window treatments.

2. Using Plain or Mismatched Hardware

All window treatments need hardware to boost their overall aesthetic. You can choose from many options, like hoods, finials, and curtain rods. 

Draw inspiration for your window treatment hardware from other decor in the room. For example, if you’re going for a lavish, traditional interior design, sleek curtain rods will look dull and out of place. Choosing appropriately styled hardware that’s too fragile to accommodate a heavy window treatment can also cause a problem. 

3. Ignoring Functionality

When choosing window treatments, it’s important to consider functionality as well as aesthetics. Each type of window covering offers varying levels of protection from UV rays and control over natural light, privacy, energy efficiency, and insulation. As such, it’s seldom a good idea to use the same treatment on every window. 

For instance, sheer lacy curtains might be suitable for spaces where you want lots of natural light, like the kitchen and dining room. However, the same treatment isn’t ideal for a bedroom where you want privacy. 

4. Choosing Oversized Curtains and Drapes

Although you may not realize it, curtains or drapes can be too big for a window. When you’re ready to open your window and let in lots of sunlight, your window treatment should easily fold up on the sides of the window to create enough surface area for the light to stream through the glass. Unfortunately, oversized drapes won’t allow you to fully open the window. 

5. Forgetting About Safety

Though blinds and shades effectively cover windows, curtains and drapes can fall below windows and the wall space below them. Long drapery is an elegant look, but excessive fabric puddling can create tripping hazards. 

Shades and blinds with long cords are also problematic for children and pets. The cords, chains, and hoops can cause strangulation if a person or animal gets caught in them. 

Choose Naka's Drapery LLC for Maui's Best Window Treatments

Naka’s Drapery LLC is the top choice for stylish window treatments in Maui, HI. We have over 60 years of experience and an impressive inventory of curtains, drapes, blinds, and shades from some of the industry’s biggest names. After choosing window treatments, you can count on our specialists to install your new window coverings and ensure your satisfaction before concluding the project. 

For an appointment with Naka’s Drapery LLC, call (808) 353-5060 today. 

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Bobby Nakamura

Third-generation of Naka's legacy, Bobby brings over 30 years of industry experience, a passion for design, and a love for food and travel.

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