Whether you want to stage your house for a successful sale, add a touch of modern décor to your Courtenay home, or simply stop your neighbours from being able to see what you do behind closed doors, investing in window coverings could be the solution you’re looking for.

As a seller, there are plenty of variables that contribute to selling your house quickly – and for top dollar. Taking your home to a polished completion helps a potential buyer to see value from both a completed task and investment standpoint too. Within the Comox Valley real estate market, there’s a playful balance between two main factors when it comes to great window treatments; 1) fantastic functionality and 2) desirable decoration.



When it comes to functionality, you’ll be looking for window coverings that offer purpose and ease of use to block light seepage or provide some shade in a key area. These window covering trends may be the best functional accent for your unique property: 

Dramatic drapery is all the rage if you want to create an accent wall without the hassle of paint or wallpaper. Simply extend the floor to ceiling drapes across the full length of the wall and you instantly create a design that can be easily changed as often as you’d like. 

Sheer white curtains allow for plenty of natural light to shine through and they also help the space to appear much larger, which can make all the difference in attracting the right buyer. 

Believe it or not, paying attention to details as simple as where to cinch your curtains can influence the feel of the room as well. Having full length curtains gathered towards the bottom (rather than being traditionally cinched in the center) adds an opportunity for the space to be proportionately skewed in your favour, as it gives the illusion of higher ceilings.

Classic white shutters offer a set-it-and-forget-it feature, since they’re so timeless. As long as they’re properly maintained, interior shutters can go decades without needing to be replaced. As an added bonus, they’re also a contemporary compliment to any kind of colour scheme you decide to use to enhance your home. 


When considering window coverings from a more design-focused approach, choose from the following top trends to enhance your real estate:

Partnered patterns are a great way to introduce pops of colour in a more neutral space. Try using the same material to create roman shade window treatments and to cover the headboard too. 

With coverings that blend from one colour hue into another, ombré curtains suggest a space that’s modern and cozy – making them perfect for bedrooms and smaller spaces, like reading nooks. 

Window covering trends we never thought would be back in play are fringes and tassels! They’re making a comeback by allowing you to kick up the fun factor of a room, adding more texture within the overall design scheme.

Doubling up blinds is a trend that’s becoming increasingly popular as well and acts as a complete combination of functionality and décor. For example, layering sheer white curtains with a bold roman shade design adds both natural light and a great focal point. 


Looking to get your house on the Comox Valley real estate market? Contact the Bryce Hansen Team today to get the process started! We’d be thrilled to connect you with some great local home stagers that can assist you in choosing which window coverings are right for your home.

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