Homes are living spaces that represent the tastes and preferences of the residents and should be adorned with décor and coverings to complement any scheme or design. Rather than settling for decorative flair already installed into a home, consider adding unique amenities and features to mirror certain tastes. Yes, there is something to be said for classic décor and styling. But the availability of modern technologies such as custom window treatments and motorized blinds and coverings are hard to resist and tend to go with any décor.
There is often a stigma attached to motorized furnishings that make some people envision a futuristic home similar to the Jetsons, with remote controls everywhere and living spaces lacking any real warmth or personality. The way motorized blinds and treatments are used today, however, is more of a seamless incorporation of the technology into existing décor and color schemes. The electric blinds and coverings do not stand out from the rest of the house in a shiny, metallic tone, making humming sounds as the motor retracts the coverings. Rather, the blinds are quietly adjusted from across the room, with each window decorated with a treatment that matches the room and is barely recognizable as an electric feature.
Because each home has unique layouts, window sizes and sun exposure, treatments and coverings come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Standard blinds and coverings must be customized for window sizes and needs, and electric blinds offer the same fitting options as well. While some electric blinds and window treatments are added to skylights and smaller windows throughout the home, others are able to span more than 22 feet in width and over 12 feet in height, making them ideal for any living space or décor.
The electric blinds and treatments have more powerful motors as well, that are not only quiet when operating but also adjust coverings settings quickly to draw minimal attention to the furnishing. Clicking a button to move a window treatment up or down is the epitome of convenience, and is an ideal option for individuals looking to age in the home or have unique living spaces. Many modern home designs have windows in odd places, making them difficult to reach, close or open. Electric blinds and treatments are easy to adjust from anywhere in the room, while seamlessly fitting in with existing furnishings. Consider adding motorized blinds and treatments to any part of the home to increase the property’s value while improving the livability while still residing in the space.
David has been working as an interior decorator in the Toronto and GTA area for the past 5 years. He has been featured on HGTV and on the Marilyn Denis show, to discuss the vast opportunities in design with custom window treatments. You can check him out on Google Plus to see examples of his work with customization and motorized blinds.