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An Everhem Before and After Renovation for Windows

It’s okay to admit that you’re addicted to home improvement shows. Watching a before and after renovation unfold in 60 minutes is truly awe-inspiring. Of course, you know it’s unrealistic to expect a complete home makeover in under an hour. But what may surprise you is the significant difference you can make with window treatments. Changing your window coverings will be the quickest – and possibly easiest – transformation you’ll ever see.

Here are a few examples of an Everhem before and after renovation to show you how it’s done.


3  Everhem Before and After Window Renovations


1.  The French Doors

A bedroom renovation that starts with bare French doors that lead outside to balcony
Before and after renovation reveals khaki-colored woven woods on a set of French doors


About the Space

French doors in a master bedroom -- especially ones that lead to a second-floor balcony -- often elicit a sense of romance. While this bedroom features those fairy-tale double doors, the overall style of the room is not that whimsical. This master reads more casual modern. 

 

That may sound like an oxymoron, but you can see there’s a balance of fresh, clean lines and old world charm, especially in the doors themselves. The glass door knob, wood floors and curvy wall sconces look like they have a story to tell. Meanwhile, the walls are white and the window panes are large and perfectly square – just the way a modern minimalist prefers.

 

Why We Chose Woven Woods

Choosing window treatments for French doors may seem tricky compared to a regular wall window covering, but it really comes down to the type of door you have and your main objective for the space. In this bedroom renovation, we were working with exterior French doors – ones that lead directly to the outside. As a result, the doors let in a hefty amount of natural light, which certainly needs to be tampered in a bedroom. Because of their grain, we knew woven woods would sufficiently block the light, creating a calming sanctuary.

 

Of course, we also considered the room’s style. Woven woods lend a casual vibe, which makes the room feel lived in. This is a bedroom, after all; you want to be free to relax. In choosing the exact color of woven woods, we opted for a lighter blend of fibers. The sandy tone lets the other features pop – like the shiny brass wall sconces and golden wood floors.

 

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·      Type of treatment: Everhem 100% Natural Woven Woods

·      Material: Khaki

·      Mount Position: Outside mount

 

2.   The Bedroom

Before and after renovation starts in the master suite with a bare window on both sides of the bed



Bedroom renovation is complete with Everhem’s flat Roman shades on two bed-flanking windows


About the Space

This is the same bedroom you see above with the French doors. Obviously, the neutral color palette extends all around the room and is punctuated with the crisp, white bedding. From this angle, you can see more of the modern elements peeking through: the low-profile bed frame, boxy nightstands and subtle geometric-patterned area rug. While minimalism is a smart design choice, the bare windows are a glaringly obvious opportunity. Not only do they, quite literally, add a glaring light to the room, the unmasked windows manage to make a simple space feel incomplete.

 

Why We Chose Roman Shades

You might be wondering why we didn’t choose the same woven woods we used on the French doors. While they may have complemented the other window treatments in the room, they would not have harmonized with the overall design scheme. The goal was to maintain a soothing Scandinavian-inspired ambiance. Too much texture would interrupt the clean white walls.

 

Woven woods would also overpower the existing color contrast created by the wood nightstands and seafoam bed frame. Instead, we went with these flat Roman shades, which blend in with the backdrop. The simplicity of the Roman shades ensures that your focus stays on that magnificent bed – the piece de resistance.

 

You’ll also notice that we chose an outside mount for the Roman shades. This prevents any break in the sight lines. The outside mount creates a seamless flow from wall to fabric.

 

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·      Type of treatment: Everhem 100% Linen Roman Shades

·      Fabric color: Cloud

·      Style: Flat

·      Mount Position: Outside mount

 

3.   The Living Room

A relaxed living room with modern-style couch, shag rug and a large window with no coverings


Scandinavian-style living room sees before and after renovation with Roman shades on large window


About the Space

Even though the couch is a little more full-bodied, you can see there’s Scandinavian influence in this living room. The color palette is muted with grays and pastel pink, which whisper a welcoming invitation to come sit down. True to the trendy design style, there are matte black accents in the multi-purpose floor lamp and framed wall art. These help ground the light-and-airy space in a way that makes you feel comforted – like you can escape into a good book without floating away.

 

Why We Chose Roman Shades

This front-facing window lets in a lot of light, which is a dream come true in minimalist design. That said, the best window coverings for large windows are the ones that provide privacy from nosy neighbors. Obviously, drapery offers substantial coverage, but it could look too heavy in this space.

 

Adding a light-colored Roman shade is a nice happy medium. It’s not completely sheer so that you could peer through when the shade is closed; but it’s also not a blackout fabric that would darken the room and dampen the spirit. Our Everhem linen fabric lends the perfect weight for this serene design.

 

To keep the peace, we outside mounted the Roman shade. There are a couple reasons for that. For one, fancy word work is rarely emphasized in modern or minimalist design. Secondly, it creates continuity from wall to window, especially since the fabric so closely resembles the paint color; it keeps the room clean and fresh. And finally, there was not enough depth to this window for an inside mount. You need at least 1” of depth to properly inside mount a Roman shade. 

 

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·      Type of treatment: Everhem 100% Linen Roman Shades

·      Fabric color: Cloud

·      Style: Flat

·      Mount Position: Outside mount

 

You can find these window treatments and many more at Everhem.com. We encourage you to comb through all the colors and styles. And if you need a little extra design inspiration, we have that, too. Or, you can always write to us with questions at hello@everhem.com. We aren’t afraid of any before and after renovation – and we don’t think you should be, either. Let us guide you through the process, so you can finally have your own home makeover story…in real life!