Doing laundry is a house-hold job that few in the family actually enjoys. It usually falls to moms to take on this daunting task single-handedly in that ever dark and gloomy laundry room. Why not give the laundry room a makeover this Mother’s Day and brighten it up for your mom? Here are 3 window treatment ideas for the laundry room that your mom will love.
Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds are made of composite materials (vinyl or a blend of wood and vinyl) and are extremely durable. There’s a large amount of moisture in the air inside the laundry room compared to other rooms of the house. These blinds are resistant to moisture and thus resist chipping, cracking, warping or peeling and mildew. They can also block harmful UV rays when closed and help keep the room cool. Available in a wide range of colours and textures, including whites and neutral shades, you don’t need to worry if they’d match the colour of the windows and walls of your laundry room.
Faux wood blinds are also resistant to water. So, it’s easy to clean. You can wipe them or even rinse them with a hose. They’re eco-friendly and recyclable.
Curtains and Draperies
Well selected curtains can add a dash of style and sophistication to the laundry room. If your laundry room is small, opt for café curtains instead of long curtains for the window. Café curtains are usually made of sheer or semi-opaque fabric. You can either hang them in a tension curtain rod halfway up the window or you can hang them on a standard curtain rod mounted on the wall above the window. Either way, you can add some privacy without blocking the sunlight completely. If privacy isn’t an issue, then you can try curtains made of muslin fabric. They’ll make the room brighter.
However, if your laundry room is windowless, you can still introduce some freshness to the room by putting cleaning items, household items, utility tools, etc. behind colourful drapes. This will keep all things sorted and avoid a mess so that your mom can be happy knowing everything is organized.
Roman shades are an excellent choice to add some bold colours, textures and patterns to a mundane laundry room. They’re available in a variety of colours, prints and styles. You can choose solid colours or light filtering roman shades depending on how you want to control the light. Both cord and cordless shades are available.
If you’re not sure what your mom will like for the laundry room, then you can take her to a local window fashions store. If you’re based in Toronto, then visit Centurian Window Fashions with your mom. We have a myriad collection of window coverings, shutters, blinds, shades, and draperies. We also stock a full range of window fashions from high-end exclusive brands like Hunter Douglas. This Mother’s Day, give your mom something that she wants and deserves.