Giving Sash Windows the ‘wow’ factor with the right window treatment

Giving Sash Windows the ‘wow’ factor with the right window treatment

sash window, roman blindAverage-sized sash or casement windows seem to be standard in many houses today, but just because they are standard doesn’t mean they don’t deserve a gorgeous window treatment. The fact is that, sash windows are great for trying out many styles.

They lend themselves very well to recessed roman blinds, shutters, floor-length curtains (watch out if you have bay windows though) and even roller blinds.  The latter is especially true in less leisurely rooms like kitchens, bathrooms and utility areas.

Blinds always look best set into the recess of course, especially if the window frame is attractive, has recently been restored or is newly painted.  But if curtains are your preferred option, you can create an understated style by choosing curtains n a plain fabric with a simple heading and hang on a slim curtain pole to keep the look bang up to date.


bespoke curtains

Sash windows are most common found in period properties such as Georgian & Victorian houses where there’s great tendency to use the most elegant structures.  In some cases the windows can be layered to provide privacy during the day, yet the heavier layer can ensure the heat doesn’t scape during the cooler months – these windows are notorious for being drafty, especially the original ones!

Here’s an example of a gorgeous sash window dressed with full length, lined and interlined curtains.  For the best result is worth having your curtains made-to-measure by a reputable professional.  These are usually made with fade-resistant lining, good quality-medium weight interlining and finished off by hand and to perfection.

A true professional will come out, measure up your windows, source the most suitable track or pole, make your items, install and dress your windows.  You? Oh, you wont’ have to do very much at all apart from choosing your preferred fabric.

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Thanks for reading!

Paula Trovalusci, x

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