Like any other household decor, window treatments should be evaluated every few years. Many treatments can degrade, fade or experience damage in their pull mechanisms over time. Additionally, window treatments can just go out of style, and if you’re a trend follower or a home decor enthusiast, outdated window treatments simply won’t do. Here are three glaring excuses to replace your aging window treatments:
Cracked or missing slats in vertical blinds is a clear indication an update is necessary. Older model blinds become more fragile as they age and can often yellow around the edges. Replace these with a neutral shade like a cellular or roman shade. Each has classic silhouettes are perfect replacements for a neutral blind.
Frayed, faded window panels are another easily replaceable window treatment. Update your drapes with a swag or a decorative valance to add a bit of drama to your windows.
Roller shades that have a mind of their own. These shades are practically begging to be replaced when they suddenly decide that they’re just not willing to cover up that window as well as it used to. For roller shade devotees, there is a myriad of trendy upgrades available with modern varieties of the classic shades.