Window treatments can really enhance a room. That is, as long as you choose the right ones! In the living room and bedrooms that may not seem like a huge challenge because you have so many choices. Unfortunately, you may not feel the same way about the basement.
With small, strangely situated windows, you probably wonder what you can do to style them up. Here are a few ideas that are perfect for any basement.
Keep Things Simple With Blinds
Sometimes, simple really is better, and it doesn’t get any simpler than blinds.
Not only do blinds look at home in any room, they are extremely easy to operate. They can also be very effective at darkening the basement, which is important if you’re using your basement space as a theater, game room, or bar.
You have lots of style choices that will fit right in with your basement’s décor. They include:
- Wood or faux wood blinds
- Mini blinds
- Affordable vinyl blinds
- Fabric blinds
- Venetian blinds
Enhance Your Privacy With Window Film
Whether you choose to use blinds or not, you may want to consider putting privacy film on your basement windows. This also helps protect your home as basement windows are the easiest windows for outsiders to peek into, and window tints can make it more difficult for strangers to see into your home.
Tinting your windows has other benefits too. It can prevent fading of your furniture, carpets, and curtains. It can even protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Sitting near the window during the day can actually burn your skin, but you don’t have to worry about that with window tint.
Make the Windows Look Bigger With Draperies
One of the biggest problems with basement windows is the fact that they aren’t very stylish. They don’t usually have any fancy frames and they’re usually a lot shorter than standard windows. It’s even worse if you don’t want to stare at an ugly egress window.
You can do quite a bit to make those small, unsightly windows look bigger. One of the best ways is to use drapery.
When hanging draperies, situate the rod a little bit higher than you normally would, if you have the room. Then, don’t be afraid to use long draperies that hang to the floor. When the curtains are drawn, their appearance will make you feel like you’re on the first or second floor.
Warm Things up With Plantation Shutters
If you’re looking for something a little different and more unexpected, consider plantation shutters. They can be customized to fit a wide variety of windows. Thanks to the way they’re styled, people can’t see into your home when they are fully closed, but they can still be opened to let natural sunlight into the basement during the day.
Don’t give up on those basement windows. There are so many great things you can do to style them up! Give one or more of the tips on this list a try and you’ll find your basement is so cozy that you look forward to spending time there.