Adding Layers of Window Treatments for Privacy - Normandeau Window Coverings

Adding Layers of Window Treatments for Privacy

Hotel Luxury at Home for the Ultimate Staycation

Snuggling up in a cozy bed can be one of the greatest joys in the world.  And given the fact that we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, it is important to make sure your bedroom is as inviting & comfortable as possible.

Custom Headboard
Custom Headboard

If you yearn for a plush hotel with dark rooms, cloud like pillows & soft comfortable robes…. Achieving a luxurious & cozy feel at home is easier than you might think.  Mix and match bedding, accessories, draperies and furniture in your to create a new and upgraded space for the ultimate cocooning session in your very own Red Deer home.

Here are three great ways to feather your nest….

Have you ever considered a custom headboard?  Designing your own headboard is a fantastic way to add color, style and interest to your room.  The headboard is the backdrop of your bed and therefore really stands out as the focal point in your room.  By customizing your own piece, you are able to select the fabric, shape and size of the headboard. Do you like a sleek padded look in a bold print or a deep tufted design to create an plush backdrop?  The choice is yours.

One of the sweetest aspects of a hotel stay is the opportunity to darken the room.  This darkening is created by adding layers of treatments to cover the windows. Beginning with a shade or a shear, the privacy needs

Cornice At Top of the window covering
Cornice At Top of the Window Covering

are met by allowing diffused light into the room.  This is great for daytime where privacy can be maintained, while having light in the room. The next layer we see in hotels is wall to wall, room darkening drapery. The fabrics are lined to eliminate light coming thru and overlap at the centre.  The last step in a hotels window treatment is typically a valance of some kind. These are generally a simple box pleat in a coordinating fabric or a cornice box (wood or fabric). The valance or cornice is in place to block light coming over the top of room darkening draperies.  

Quite simply cushions are the easiest and fastest way to spruce up a bedroom.  There are so may great choices & price points, that really make having too many hard to resist.  But keep in mind the pillow situation needs to take up no more than ¼ of the bed length. Begin with your practical pillow propped up against the headboard, next layer is your decorative sham of the same height.  From there adding some Euros, cushions or bolsters add color, pattern or texture to make your bed more interesting.

Fabric options and detail are endless.  Anything is possible when starting from scratch to design the bedroom of your dreams.