Top 8 tips to revitalize & restyle your window coverings
By: Heather Anne Miller
I love the New Year! It’s a time to renew and refresh, to restart and begin again. There is something so revitalizing and exciting about the New Year.
Every New Year we tend to focus on making resolutions that center around becoming something better… someone who is more organized, more involved, more patient, happier, and healthier. The list goes on and on.
As an interior designer, I rather enjoy turning my focus toward my home and the spaces I live in every day. I don’t know about you, but when I feel better at home, I tend to feel better in all aspects of my life. I’ve seen many beautiful homes throughout my career. Beautiful homes full of beautiful furniture, the latest appliances, gorgeous flooring and stunning countertops, but the one thing the majority of homeowners forget about are window coverings.
Windows are a natural focal point in any room. Whether it’s a large picture window in a living room or a smaller accent window in a half bath, windows offer an easy opportunity to makeover any space. Read on for my top 8 tips to revitalize and restyle your windows for the coming New Year, and to make it even easier, I’ve broken it up into 3 simple steps.
Step 1: ReStyle
Restyle your window coverings by adding pattern, texture and color. Here’s how.
Tip #1: Add a pattern.
Selecting a fabric with a pattern is a great way to create interest, charm and drama. Whatever your personal taste may be pattern is an easy way to create an instant change in any room.
Tip #2: Add texture.
Textured fabric is a great way to add interest while still keeping the look simple and streamlined. Linen, velvet, silk and chenille are top choices when choosing textured fabrics.
Tip #3: Add color.
Go bold and add a pop of color to your space or keep it simple and choose a neutral shade. Either way, color is a simple way to spruce up and revitalize your window coverings.
Step 2: Accessorize
People don’t often think of accessorizing their windows, but adding an accessory can give a window that personal touch by adding personality to a space. Accessories are also an easy way to change up your window coverings throughout the year. Here’s how.
Tip #4: Add a wreath.
Wreaths are not just for the holidays. Adding a wreath to a window can really show off your personal style. Add a burlap wreath, like the one pictured, to give your space that cottage chic look.
Tip #5: Add finials.
Finials can be easily changed out and can add immediate interest to a window treatment. From modern metals, to classic crystal finials, there is sure to be something that will show off your unique style.
Tip #6: Add a cornice.
A cornice is a more modern, updated version of a valance and can add an architectural element to your space.
Tip #7: Layer, Layer, Layer.
Add warmth and depth to your window coverings by layering. Layering drapery panels over sheer panels or even a roman shade is a great way to not only personalize your windows, but add functionality too by giving you the ability to “close the blinds”, creating privacy when needed.
Step 3: Window Coverings 101
The 8th and final tip is probably the most important. Here’s why.
Tip #8: Installation.
When hanging your draperies be sure to maximize the height of your ceilings and accentuate the size of your windows by following this installation tip. Don’t install your window coverings right above the window frame. Instead, you’ll want to place your drapery rod 3-4 inches below your ceiling line or crown molding. Doing this will create the illusion of a more open space and larger windows.
Whether you choose to makeover your windows by adding a pop of color, or add a touch of personality with accessories, I hope you feel a little inspired to give your windows a new look for the New Year.
For more of Heather’s interior tips and restyling tricks visit her blog, or follow her on Pinterest. All concept designs were created using Olioboard.
Justin, Clayton and all the crew did a great job and answered my question. Thanks!
Professional from meeting with the sales rep to the installer. Very clean during the installation which made my day!! Love my new windows and the upgrade they have given my home. Highly recommend them!
This was a great experience dealing with Ken our salesman he was great and very informative on our options. The office was great to deal with and keep us up to date.I would like to say Alvin our installer was great very professional and did an awesome job even answering all the questions from our grandkids.
Don and Joe were very professional. Don called ahead to let us know they were on the way. They were on time, did an amazing job. Very clean, efficient, we are extremely satisfied with their work. The new windows make our home look so much better inside and out. We recommend Advanced Windows all the way.
Loved working with the salesman Ken! Came out to our house immediately and helped us order our windows. Price was great for the quality. We tried hansons first but it was double the price & 12-14 weeks lead time. Here Lead time was 6-8 weeks. Clayton helped install and was great! Helped explain everything & was nice. Quality of work was great too. The windows are easy to use & clean. Screens pop out easily. If we need to replace any windows or doors in the future we will use Advanced!
Great job Justin and Chris did a fantastic job.the staff at advanced windows were great to work with. I would recommend them to everyone who wants great price quality product and excellent installation Thank you The Jacobsen's
WoW Rob did a great job of answering all our questions. Have been checking out windows for some time now and Advanced offers the best deal. Looking at the quality of the window, and pricing this is the place to go. Made in SLC, two options on screens, sturdy frame. I've done the homework! Got several bids and this one was the best for Price And Quality.
Justin and Chris did a fantastic job of removing old windows and installing our new ones. Very professional, took time to explain what would happen, and what to expect after the installation. I’m very pleased with the product and all the staff from the bid to measuring, from factory communication to the final install. 👍👍
We’ve had amazing service so far! All the guys, Chris, Chris, Don and Justin were helpful, communicative, patient, knowledgeable, personable and professional. Ashley was attentive and supportive as well. The visit from Nate Orchard was very awesome. Everything with Advance Window has been extraordinary. Thanks Darren for being the first booth we stopped at during the home show! One stop is all we needed to full fill our list of windows, siding, soffits, facia, rain gutters and you even ‘knew a guy’ for our amazing roof. The siding guys, Paul and Chris, are currently battling the weather but so far everything looks great. Truly couldn’t be happier with everything so far.
My home was built in the 1960s and still had the original windows. I had 16 windows and 2 sliding glass doors replaced. The sales person didn’t try to hard sell me or give me an ultimatum like another company did. Everyone from the office I spoke to was very nice and professional. Justin and Chris came out to replace the windows and they knocked this job out between 2 days, Justin was very polite, honest, and Professional. The windows look and function great. I am looking forward to how much lower my energy costs will be. I highly recommend Advanced Windows.
Pet glass door (sliding glass door -pet door install)Sales... Measure and install (Clayton was amazing) were good... Called several times without a call back from Scheduling... Otherwise would have made the 5 stars
Clayton was very professional. When he finished his work he cleaned up and hauled away the old sliding glass door. He was friendly and courteous. I would welcome him back for other projects I might have.
I had a great experience with advanced windows.Our installers Clayton and Chris W. were professional, punctual, and did an amazing job with the install. From what I can see we don't have any additional finishing work. Thank you!!
All I can say is WOW!!! What an amazing team showed up at my house to install my windows. I have been stressed since ordering them and bright and early they showed up to do the job. Brad and his crew work well with each other and they were in and out, left no mess, and it is just delightful to have the new windows. Thanks so much also to Darren for coming out, giving me a bid, and working so well with our crazy schedule!!! Job well done!!!
Such a great experience from start to finish! We love our new windows and wish we would have done this upgrade sooner! Our rep was informative and very professional and walked us through the entire process and then our install guys were amazing, professional and did a great job! Will recommend Advanced Windows to others!
From the initial sales contact with Rob to our hard working installer, Don, and the amazing office staff including Kendra and Allorah, we have been so impressed with everyone and are extremely happy with our new windows. Thanks!
Words cannot express how much I love this company! Ken and his team arrived on time, did their work quickly and efficiently, then left the place cleaner than they found it. All while having the best attitude I have ever seen from installers! I will truly never use a different window company. Advanced for the win!
Advanced windows was great to work with to get new windows. From the start of the sales representative coming and explaining the windows, to the install from Clayton and Justin, everyone was professional and made the job run smoothly. Thank you!
Brad was the lead installer along with Noel, Sam and Junior on his team, replacing over 50 windows in a log home. A great team of gentlemen. They were incredibly prompt every day. Professional and skillful in their workmanship including removing and replacing numerous picture windows that weighed over 250 lbs and required scaffolding. They did an excellent job protecting our deck, inside flooring and furniture from any damage. They took great care to clean up so there was no mess leftover. They addressed any questions we had and made recommendations that reflected their expertise and that were in our best interest. Each of them was personable and enjoyable to be around. We had an excellent experience working with Brad and his team and would ask their team back any time.
Our Salesman Darren was very friendly and professional, and very informative. I would recommend him to family and friends. Darren was a pleasure to work with and explained everything and answered all of our questions.
Fantastic service! Very knowledgeable and professional. No pressure sales. I contacted three companies for my replacement window bid for 19 windows. Jeremy was above and beyond better than the other companies, in his knowledge, low pressure sales and just stellar business manner. Everyone that I have had communication with at advanced windows via email, text, phone call or in person, has been exceptional. I also love that you’re local and give back to make a wish foundation. Checks all the boxes. Thank you!I had my windows installed. Justin and Chris were absolutely fantastic. Above and beyond stellar service. Very respectful of our property, on time, very quick and professional. I would highly recommend Advanced Window Replacement. Local company, gives back to community non profits, stellar customer service from Kendra and team, stellar installation. All in all 10/10. Thanks a million for making this so easy to do business with you.
Brock was our installer. He did a great job. And he was nice to talk with. Clean, and professional. Made sure everything was cleaned up before he left. I didn’t have to pick up, or throw anything away. He did it all!
I replaced the old 70th aluminum frame window with AWP window and that significantly improve noise coming from outside on top of thermal improvement and of course low e cut down on solar heating as well
After we got 3 bids from other window Companies we choose Advanced. They did a Great job on our Window project! Rob our sales guy was honest and upfront with no pressure. Project went smoothly. Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!!,,,plus we received a nice rebate!!!!!!!!!!!!
From the sales presentation to measurement and install, these guys were professional and efficient. Appreciate them coming when they said they would. Don was the installer and was top notch. Arrived early, explained what they were doing, and did quality work. We love the new sliding door (with built in doggy door!), and will definitely reach out when ready to replace our windows.
We had our windows replaced by Advanced Window Products. I was very impressed with the professional way that they were able to remove the old windows. We have exterior siding and they didn't even touch the siding. Our installers were Brad, and Sam. They were very professional and spent the time to show us how to operate our new windows. I am extremely happy with the results and have enjoyed working with everyone at the company. Thanks for doing such a great job on our house.
Rob was a fantastic salesman. Not your typical give your pitch and push your product. He actually listened to what I wanted and fit his products (and pricing) to my requests. No up sale or "extras" pitch.Our windows were manufactured and installed ahead of schedule. The office crew communicated often; we were aware of the progress of our project at all times. Noel and his nephew (our installers) were remarkable. They left the inside and outside cleaner than when they arrived.I would not hesitate to use Advanced Windows in the future.
Advanced window products as a company were very professional and easy to work with from their Salesman Ken to the installation with Brad and Justin. They did an amazing job and cleaned up after. I was very impressed with every single person I dealt with at Advanced and would highly recommend them!!! I absolutely love my new windows and my house stays very well Insulated, not like the draft from my old windows!!! I AM VERY SATISFIED!!!
Advanced Window products did a superb job on replacing the single pane windows in the home. Huge difference for the home in looks and eliminating the drafts. They are super to work with and professional from the sales to install to follow-up. Highly recommend their products and service.
Darren was my salesman and was very knowledgeable and walked me through all options and I was very surprised with the pricing I was quoted, much lower than all the companies I received quoteS from. I highly recommend Darren and Advanced Windows.
I am so happy with the professional product, installation, and sales of my windows. Brad and Sam were awesome installers. My sales guy was awesome also. I would recommend this company to everyone I know.
Ashley and Sierra in the office are amazing, down to earth people! If you need any kind of window ‘needs’, give them a call and they will help you out more than you could ask for! Oh and don’t forget about Allorah!! They are all so well educated in their line of work and will help get you set up with the right products to get the job done above and beyond expectations!
Extremely satisfied from start to finish. From their sales representative Ken to their install crew Brock and Clayton, my experience couldn’t have been better. Thank you, Advanced Window Products, for being professional and fulfilling your promise: “You’ll LOVE what you see!”
We needed the windows replaced in our home and from the initial phone call to installation Advanced Windows has been fantastic. We met with Jeremy and went over all of our options and received our quote. We decided to move forward with the project and Advanced Windows. Kendra was very communicative and helpful with updates to our install date. She has been very helpful throughout the entire process. Don and Patrick came out and installed the windows and kept our house and carpet clean. They did a great job. Everyone was very punctual and communicated very well.Thank you Advanced Window team!
I want to say thank you to Rob and Advanced Windows!! My wife and I were dreading dealing with our house renovation and adding new windows, but Rob was great to work with. He wasn't pushy and allowed us to make the best decision for us and our situation. The install was quick and painless. Thank you Advanced!!!!!!!
Ken our sell guy was awesome to work with he knows his product his not pushy his on top of any questions concerns ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️We will use him again on other projects for sure this one was our own home and we loved the productPrice ✔️Quality ✔️Product ✔️Timely ✔️Thank you Ken
We chose Advanced Windows for quality, price and warranty. However, we were pleasantly surprised with the customer service. Not only was our salesman, Ken, knowledgeable and friendly, the installation team was clean, careful and courteous. When we had a small issue arise about our sliding glass door lock and back ordered screen door, Advanced sent someone out to resolve it quickly. So, even after the work had been done you don't feel like they leave you hanging and are there to make sure the job is satisfactory. I will and have recommended Advanced to family and friends.
After getting quotes from several companies, and reading lots of mixed reviews, we decided on Advanced Windows. I was pleasantly surprised. The sales person was good and the installers were great. Very polite, clean, and accomodating. I work from home and they did the office based off of MY schedule. There was no damage to my house or window sills - I saw that in a few reviews. The installer noticed the sliding glass door handle was damaged, the screen for it was on backorder, and one of our windows was jnstalled backward. They came back only two weeks later and fixed all 3 things at the same time which I loved. The windows look great and I definitely recommend Advanced Windows!
I recently had several windows in my home replaced by Advanced Window Products. I have had great success using them in the past and this experience proved, once again, that they are a great company.Excellent service and communication through the entire process. The first phone call, the measuring, the in-the-works correspondence, and the final installation. The entire experience was very professional with quality results.Marshall did a great job on the installation setting my concerns at ease right from the start.My expectations were exceeded and I would not hesitate to recommend them highly to anyone.Great job Advanced!I could not be more pleased with my new windows and the experience with your fine company!
Loved our experience with advanced window products! They made install day a breeze! They replaced 11 windows and were in and out in 2 hours! No mess and no damage to our new paint. The windows look amazing and we are very happy with them. Will recommend to my friends and family!
We had Advanced Window's replaced our entry window. Ken our sale's was fantastic in arranging our replacement. Don and Justin our installers was very professional and service oriented.They did a fantastic job.
Darren was wonderful to work with, very knowledgeable, friendly and an overall great person and salesman. The installers were quick, precise, knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend this company! Awesome experience from start to finish!
I have never been more satisfied with such a large purchase than I am with buying windows from Advanced Window Products. Working with Ken made everything so smooth and easy. He came out to the house for our estimate showed us all our options and explained everything clearly so we had all the information we needed before moving forward. Ken was with us every step of the process which made us feel comfortable and secure with our purchase. Everyone at AWP was so pleasant to work with it was a no brainer where we were buying windows from. On installation day David and his crew were very professional and courteous. They removed old windows and installed new windows in one day and left everything clean, like they weren't even there. If we had to do it all over we would be glad to use AWP again and again. We felt like they genuinely cared about us as customers. Thanks to everyone at AWP we are so satisfied with everything. A+ Service, communication, quality. couldn't ask for a better experience.
Ken was great and easy to work with. They replaced one window a year or two again and we liked them enough that we are getting more windows through them. The are a lot faster then other companies that we have looked into who were 8+ months out Advanced was only 12 week out for install and they have great quality windows.
Ken was great to work with. He listened to what I needed to be done and didn't try to oversell. We walked through what windows would be replaced, their cost, and when to expect them to be installed. He was responsive to any further questions I had after our consultation.The windows are high quality and did what we needed them to do, stop drafts and reduce heat gain from the sun. We've noticed a considerable difference in comfort in the rooms with the new windows.
I decided to splurge for the sliding door with the embedded doggie door. I love my new door. Installation went very well, and the cleanup was done quickly. I had a lovely new operational door in a very timely manner.
All of the employees were great to work with, Jeremy in sales, Kendra in the office, Brad and Justin and the rest of the install crew were amazing to watch, and the nicest guys in the state. Janet and Terry
It took a long time to get my windows after ordering but was worth the wait. I've heard stories that people building their homes are waiting a lot longer. I had a massive amount of windows replaced and the installer (Brad) and my salesman (Rob) was awesome. Rob is even helping me find a windshield for my UTV as I write this. I have no issues as of now with all 23 windows they replaced on a 2 day install. They also did it in 100 degree temps with out losing coolness in the house. The windows are extremely noticeable at their effectiveness over the "rotten windows" I've dealt with for 20 years since house was new. I keep house at same AC settings but feels much cooler than I would have ever expected. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
I had all 24 windows on my house replaced. Darren was amazing right from the start. He was very responsive to any questions I had & I was kept updated between order & install. Once the windows arrived, the installers were friendly & very respectful of my house. I'm highly satisfied with their work & would highly recommend Darren Lewis if you need any window products.
We used Advanced Window Products to replace all the windows on our home and it turned out wonderful. The team, from sales to installation, were easy to work with and they did a great job. They communicated any delays in production and were easy to work around our schedule. Professional job.
These guys are awesome. Great prices and my new sliding door looks amazing!!! Everyone who came out was very friendly and professional. My home isn’t typical construction so they had to do some custom work to make it look good, and I’m so happy with the work they did. The installer was actually friends with the people who owned my home before me, small lake city. I highly recommend using them for windows and doors.
I recently worked with AWP for new windows. I had no idea how much heat was coming through before. I have southwest facing windows and my AC could barely keep up with all the heat that would enter before. With the new windows, my AC runs much less and actually keep the house cool :) All of the humans I worked with were very professional and efficient at their jobs. I would definitely recommend these guys to all of my friends and family
Brad and his coworker arrive on time, worked hard and smoothly removed the old windows and skillfully installed the new windows. At completion Brad asked us to check to be sure we were satisfied. He then showed us how to open and close the windows, the locks, how to take out the windows to clean, how to put them back in the frame, how to remove snd put back the screens. He asked if we had any questions or concerns. We were pleased and surprised how smoothly and quickly the job was done. They clean everything up. The windows look great. The house stays cooler. Purchasing Advanced Windows was the right decision.
Darren Lewis was my salesman at Advanced Windows. I had been needing new windows for years and was overwhelmed on where to start and what to do. He walked me through every detail and made the process so easy. I feel like he went above and beyond what his job entails. He followed up with me throughout the whole process to make sure I heard from the office or installer based on the timeline given. He kept me in the loop on what to expect from the time he came and measured my windows up until they were installed. He even called after to ask how they looked and to make sure I was happy with everything. I would highly recommend Darren and will keep his number for any future needs.Thank you Darren!!!Sincerely,Michelle Blair