The results of the Galaxy-Design 2nd annual window treatment giveaway drawing are official!
Thank you to everyone who entered and win or lose, we have a special year end gift for you. From now till the end of the year receive 30% off all online purchases. No coupon code required, simply head over to our website to shop.
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How to Avoid the Top 10 DIY Window Treatments Mistakes – Galaxy-Design’s 2nd Annual Holiday Giveaway Creates Perfect Windows Every Time
In the United States, over $1 billion will be spent this year on window treatments, mostly for do-it-yourself projects. To help home owners avoid the top 10 DIY window treatments mistakes they have seen over the last 30 years, Galaxy-Design is giving away free window treatments, home accessories and advice this holiday season to make sure these DIY projects get done the right way.
Ignoring the windows and leaving them bare. Besides a fresh coat of paint, window treatments can be one of the easiest ways to change the look and feel of a room. Whether it’s adding shades, drapes, curtains or a complete window treatment, any small change in dressing windows can make a big impact.
Forgetting window treatment function. Many homeowners begin their DIY window treatments project by looking for fabrics or design ideas they love and forget the most important aspect of window treatment design, what function are the window coverings meant to serve? Is sunlight an issue? Is privacy an issue? Is there a view that needs to be preserved? These are all important questions to answer before styles are considered.
Not matching window treatment designs to the window. Is this project for a bay window, a picture window, a corner window or an arched window? The type of windows being worked on will determine which designs will work for the project and dramatically reduce the number of available window dressing choices for easier selection.
Not matching window treatment styles to ceiling height and not hanging panels high or wide enough. Panels hung high on the walls when there is a high ceiling can make the entire room look more dramatic and enhance the height of the room. Panels hung too close together can cover too much of the window and in the extreme, even show the borders of the window on each side of the window treatment. Using tiny drapery crowns and other drapery hardware on very large windows can also look odd and unprofessional.
Not measuring the windows correctly. Without accurate measurements homeowners are simply wasting money. It is important to not only measure accurately but to make sure that the appropriate places are being measured depending on the window styles and the window treatments that are being considered. Accurate measurements are particularly challenging for bay windows.
Improper anchoring of the drapery hardware to the wall. When using elaborate or heavy fixtures such as decorative wrought iron drapery hardware it is especially important to anchor the fixtures properly. This step becomes even more critical when working with hollow walls.
Improper swaging of the drapes. It’s not rocket science but a proper swag with a full belly is critical to producing a professional looking window treatment.
Improper layering of window treatments. Combining sheers, panels, and a valance along with scrolls, holdbacks and crowns can create absolutely stunning DIY window treatments but they have to be planned out well in advance and layered properly to create the dramatic effect homeowners are looking for.
Selecting the wrong fabric. This is a big one because not all fabrics work with all designs. Yes the fabric is important and should match the wall colors, floor coverings, furniture, home architecture and overall design of the home however, the window treatment design must be selected before the fabric for professional looking results and to save the trouble and cost of redo’s.
Not having the proper tools to complete the job. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, there may be a number of specialized tools needed to complete the job. Scissor lifts for high ceilings, zip ties for hanging swags, and anchors for hollow walls are just few of the tricks of the trade that can and give any DIY window treatments project a professional and smooth finish.
For a limited time, homeowners can receive free shipping on the Galaxy-Design.com website by using promo code CL02 at checkout.
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