A New Look at Trim and How to Showcase it with Custom Window Treatments
In interior design, no detail is too small or insignificant; the same goes for the decorative trim around your windows. Until recently, trim has been overlooked as a functional architectural feature often painted white. But now, interior designers and home renovators agree that trim is an opportunity to add a little color to create an unexpected home accent.
Choosing A Trim Paint Color
Traditionally, most homeowners keep their window trim paint white. White reflects sunlight and blends into the window, making your space feel brighter and more spacious. Today, designers may opt for a dark color, like black, to emphasize the clean lines and to make a statement.
Will painting your trim make that big of a difference? A simple color change can be a refreshing new look! But don't shy away from color, even if it feels like a drastic change. If you hear color calling your name, feel free to paint your window trim an exciting shade. Choosing an unexpected hue can be just the right way to add an attractive accent color to your home. Bonus points if you coordinate this shade with your custom window treatments color!
Pairing Trim and Window Treatments
Much like your window treatments, the trim in your home can set the tone for an entire space. It's essential to select a trim style that complements your interior design preferences. An ornate, traditional wooden trim would look strange in an ultra-minimalist home. Likewise, a sleek, metal trim may feel unwelcome in a boho space.
Coordinating your decorative trim color with your window treatments will make the space feel complete. Woven shades are ideally paired with an Earth-tone color palette to accent their natural textures and materials. Consider a complimentary paint or stain color when pairing decorative wood trim with wood blinds and shutters.
Color theory is a helpful tool when creating a well-designed space, whether your home has Roman shades, vertical blinds, and anything in between.
Accenting the Accents
In interior design, we understand that window treatments and trim will never be the most crucial part of any room. The furniture, the paint job, and the decor will always take precedence.
However, as designers, we also understand the importance of details. Details elevate a room from good to great and help transform your home from average to the home of your dreams. That's where we come in.
Decorative Window Trim in Chicago
For help pairing your window treatments to your trim, visit one of our several storefronts in the greater Chicago area. The expert designers at JC Licht can help you accomplish all your home remodeling goals with Hunter Douglas window treatments, Benjamin Moore paint, and more. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today to schedule your in-home consultation!