When should I hire a window covering expert?

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Want window coverings in your home but don’t know where to start or who to hire? First, read our FAQ “What are the benefits of having window coverings?” to pinpoint what you want from your window coverings, from adding style to your décor to cutting down on sunlight fading your room furnishings. Then, armed with these objectives, look for a designer who can translate your vision using the right colors and materials to complement your home.

Linda Sullivan, Connecticut-based interior designer, owner of LDecor and a member of Window Coverings Association of America, offers this great advice about when to hire a window covering expert, "Clients are overwhelmed when faced with the choices they have for their windows. They are often afraid to make the wrong choice so they choose not make any choices. They are stymied, yet they would like a room that is well dressed and beautiful. They don’t know where to start."

But starting is essential because, as Linda adds, windows coverings are an important design element in any room. A window covering specialist will help you choose a treatment to fit your needs and enhance your windows. They listen to their clients and advise them accordingly, giving suggestions and guidance. They understand the properties of different fabric choices, interlinings and linings, as well as drapery hardware and mounting options. They are knowledgeable about hard treatments such as shades and wood blinds and should enable you to view the fabrics and options in your room. A custom window treatments expert ensures that you receive the right treatment for the right reasons on the right windows.

Make sure your window covering expert is well trained and experienced. Finding a pro is easy when searching totalhousehold.com’s database of window covering experts, window and door designers, interior designs, decorators and more.

Photo: Courtesy of Linda Sullivan.