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Southwestern Window Treatments

You can create your own southwestern window treatment with just a little creativity. Indian patterns aren't the only things that say "southwestern" anymore. Capture the shapes and textures of the southwest in your window treatments by using elements from nature, like smoothed tree trunks for curtain rods, suede cloth for curtain material, twine for curtain ties, and blending different motifs to finish the look. There are lots of ways to go with this look. Free your imagination to create your perfect look.

Do you love the southwest look? If so, then you may also enjoy decorating your home in a southwestern style. This decorating style has seen a great increase in popularity in the last few years, which has increased the number of products available to help enhance this kind of decorating. Most people put a lot of thought into the accessories for their decorating, but they do not think much about their window treatment choice. That's why it is so important to finish up your southwest decorating with southwestern window treatments to help make your room complete.

There is a great deal of variety in southwestern window treatments. This is good news for consumers because they are able to find something that both fits their decorating style and their personal tastes. From shades to blinds to curtains to valances and more, you can find what you have in mind for your southwestern themed room or home. All you need to do is measure your window, do some research to determine what is available, and evaluate your needs and you will be on your way to finding the southwestern window treatments that help to finish off your room.

Research is essential in everything. The choices are often overwhelming and having some idea of what you want and what you are looking for will help to calm some of the anxiety over your choice. This can be done in the privacy of your own home and even in your pajamas if you so choose. You can look on the internet to find some southwestern window treatments that strike your fancy and fit your decorating style and needs. There are no salesmen to stress you when you are looking online, either.

Measuring your window or windows is important, too. Nothing is more irritating than purchasing window treatments only to find that they are not the right size. By measuring correctly according to the directions by the window treatment manufacturer, you will save yourself time and effort. When you measure, you will have to take into account how and where you are going to be installing your window treatments. Are you installing your southwestern window treatments at the level of the window or closer to the ceiling? Are you going to install blinds inside the window frame or outside? All of these things need to be considered in your measurements.

Be creative. A neighbor of mine bought Indian-patterned fleece throws that were on sale to hang in her windows. She hung them from an unfinished wooden rod, tied them back with jute string, and has a great southwestern look for little money or effort. Pay attention to the colors that say "southwest" to you. In the 1990s it was the pastel turquoise, pink, orange, yellow and blue that was popular for the southwestern motif. in the 2000s it's bolder colors, with browns and tans that say southwest decor. Faux leather, fur, wood and bone all contribute to the southwestern look. What are you going to combine for your southwestern window treatment look?

Before making your final decision on a southwestern window treatment, determine what your privacy and light control needs are. Do you need window treatments that can give you privacy? Do you need a window treatment that you can open and close to allow or block light? All of these issues will be a determining factor in your choice of southwestern window treatments.

By considering all of these issues, you will be able to find the southwestern window treatments that fit your design style and personal tastes and needs. Then you will be well on your way to having a southwestern styled room that you can be proud of for many years to come.

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