Farmhouse décor is one trend that seems to grow in popularity each year, so it is easy to see why so many homeowners are opting for this casual, yet rustic, type of style for their master bedrooms. From burlap and beige upholstery to antiques and reclaimed wood, there are many different elements to farmhouse style. However, implementing these classic elements into your window treatments can be a bit more difficult. With this guide, you can dress your windows in a way that aligns with your farmhouse style.
When you think of shutters, you probably first think of the window shutters on your home's exterior. Plantation shutters are completely different, as they are actually installed on the windows inside your home.
Available in a variety of colors, including white, beige, black, and various wood tones, plantation shutters can make your bedroom more private, block out the sun's UV rays, and add enormous style. In addition, plantation shutters are permanent fixtures that add value to your house.
These shutters are more expensive than other types of window treatments, but there are ways to save. Instead of real wood, opt for faux wood shutters, which are manufactured using a PVC material. These shutters cost a great deal less than the real wood versions.
You can also save money on the installation costs. While most people do hire professionals, installing the plantation shutters yourself can save you a good amount of money.
Most homeowners are surprised by the different styles and designs available in window shades. From solid colors to more elaborate patterns and prints, shades can continue your farmhouse style in a simple and attractive manner.
Consider shades in a light beige color, a buffalo check print, or light stripes for your master bedroom windows. If you prefer a bit more texture than what the shades offer, line each of your windows with drapes in a similar color. These drapes can be pulled closed over the windows with their shades, blocking out even more of the sun and heat.
Roller shades can be pulled down to create privacy and block out the sun's light and heat. They can be pulled open to show a view out of your window and let natural light into your bedroom.
Dressing your windows in a farmhouse style is possible. The above guide will help you finish your windows using valuable, attractive, and comfortable window treatments suited to the casual nature of farmhouse décor.