Dream Home Makeover's Shea McGee Shares Tips For Wonderful Windows

Although we all enjoy an ample amount of natural light flowing through our windows, there are times when we need privacy or to just block out the sunlight on those extra sunny days. There are several types of window treatments to choose from, such as roman shades, shutters, woven wood shades, pleated shades, and more, per Angi. However, it's important to choose a window treatment that fits your style and needs, such as if you want soft light to flow through your windows or if you just want black-out shades. Interior designer Shea McGee has shared pointers when it comes to creating the perfect window treatment combo for your home, according to Realtor.

As co-host of Netflix's "Dream Home Makeover," McGee knows a thing or two about what design elements make someone's property feel like a home. She has shared tips regarding several design aspects, but designing windows can sometimes be very challenging if you're not aware of what should go together. Luckily, McGee has offered some tips that are simple enough for anyone to implement.

Dream combo

Oftentimes when someone is choosing window treatments for their home, they are either looking for shades or drapes. However, Shea McGee believes that you should use both window shades and drapes to design your windows, according to Realtor. She believes that this method will make your home feel comfier, as there are more textures and fabrics mixed together to make residents feel right at home. She used this method for one of her island-inspired designs, where she used the soft colors of the bedroom to choose matching colors for the window treatments to create an overall island getaway feel.

Curtain World says when window shades and drapes are put together, you are then more able to block the amount of light you desire, as well as have adequate privacy. It's also advised to pick out your window shades first; the typical styles that go well with drapes are either roller blinds or venetian blinds. Your overall window treatment design should flatter the rest of your design rather than contrast — so ensure you are picking out complimentary colors.