Updated: Jun 21, 2020
It can be hard to imagine dressing a window in a new build home. Many of the rooms lack character and the windows can seem narrow and small. Quite often we are drawn to magazines, and various sites
showing images of clean, contemporary homes with minimal use of colour, making it easier to keep things simple. However, for those of us who have a love of large patterns and bright colours how do we adapt.
New builds offer a contemporary lifestyle but do they offer comfort? We see their comfort through the eyes of a show home, but reality may soon hit us when we move in with our belongings that seem outdated. Dressing a window in a room can be complicated. You may have an idea of what you would like but does it suit the room. Do large prints work a new build home or will it feel overpowering? For many of us we stick with the simpler options to avoid putting ourselves through the stress of making decisions on top of a busy lifestyle.
In the end we are left making comprises, which can make us feel that the room does not fulfil our expectations. Rooms that do not gel together can make us feel uncomfortable, and therefore we are unlikely to be present.
For those of us who have lived in a new build home for a few years, you may have splashed out on a lavishly dressed window that now looks tired and outdated. However, updating the window or a room may seem like a daunting task. Lavish window dressings can cost an immense amount of money and letting go of them is not easy. However, staying with your current look can make you feel tired and outdated just like the room. You may feel blocked and stagnant.
Using a good interior designer can save you a lot of money. They can work with the window dressings that you have and update a room on a budget, saving you time, money and energy! The room can feel like a different space completely and somewhere you can finally enjoy, once again.
For the recent new build community, many of us like to keep things light, clean, simple and contemporary. However, does the room feel comfortable? Dressings a window can play a fundamental part in the comfort of a room. A dressed window can either make a room feel cosy or stone cold.
Windows play a crucial part in our homes because they connect you to the outside world and how you see it.