An easy way to improve the look of your home is to update your aged and dated window treatments. Contemporary window coverings are much lighter than the heavy and dark curtains of the past. To update and brighten the rooms of your home try out different fabrics and colors. Window coverings like roman shades can be made from a variety of natural fibers that can bring a subtle element of nature into a room. Choosing the right window coverings is also about finding what works in terms of function as well as style. A room that gets direct sunlight for most of the day can quickly become hot or uncomfortable. Find window coverings that easily filter light rather than completely block it out to still make the most of the natural light. Some options are light wood blinds, cellular shades, or fabric roller shades.