Designers and homeowners alike are gushing over black window frames, and we must admit we’re smitten with them too. Black metal framed windows are stunning, there is no doubt about it. Like a dark-rimmed photo frame, they highlight the beauty they surround.
Some black window frames are white to the inside, while others are black both inside and out. Depending on which kind your home has will determine which type of window treatment applications will look best. Your home’s architectural style also has a lot of influence on what works when viewing window treatments from the exterior. Your Drapery Street designer will take each of these factors into consideration — along with your budget, lighting needs, and personal style — when providing recommendations.
Shades and Blinds
For solid black window frames a black shade or blind is a smart choice. It provides a seamless appearance from both the interior and exterior of the home. Consider roller shades, custom Roman Shades, or Provenance® shades. These modern choices are each available in black.
Just because a shade is black does not mean that it is going to make the room dark. Drapery Street offers black shades and blinds that filter and disperse light beautifully into a room.
For window frames that are black to the outside but not on the inside, consider a custom fabric shade lined in black fabric. Drapery Street can customize treatments that are dark on the exterior but are white or colorful on the interior.
When using draperies with black window frames, it’s all about the lining. Pair two different textiles together, one viewable from the inside and one viewable from the outside. The floral fabric you love for your living room does not have to complement your home’s exterior—there are liners for that. Liners are available in black, white, and ivory. Black lined drapes will visually disappear to the street.
Considering Street Views
Your home’s architectural style makes a big difference on which treatments will look best from the street. Whether you opt to match your window treatments to the window frame itself or the house facade as a whole should depend on your home’s style. Traditional colonial style homes require more symmetry in colors and style of window treatments. Alternatively, ranch style homes allow for varying window treatments when visual flow is considered.
Your window treatments will last you many years. Get it right by working with the experts! Our designers will consider all the factors so you can be confident in your selections. Get started with a complimentary design consultation.