As a renter on a budget, you've got to pick and choose your upgrades, considering both price and permissible changes to your unit. Usually a safe bet is upgrading window treatments, an easy avenue to add personality and the option for color in a room (just check your lease agreement and landlord to be sure). But to be honest, picking out window treatments can feel as confusing and mundane as picking new car tires...Half the reason picking out window coverings is a chore is traditionally you'd have to imagine what different styles would look like in your home, limited to photographed/staged spaces from catalogs and maybe a few material samples.
But in the age of the iPad, manufacturers like Hunter Douglas, have jumped aboard app development and taken advantage of built-in cameras, the larger portable screen, and touchscreen option menus to give users the ability to preview our own space with selection of products, eliminating the guesswork.
My 1st generation iPad doesn't have a built-in camera, but it was easy enough to snap a photo using a digital camera, email myself the image, and save it directly onto my iPad to load into the Hunter Douglas app. By the way, that's our unadorned bathroom window up above.
Once loaded, you're asked to input the dimensions of your windows and whether it's to be an inside or outside mount installation. After that, it's fun times seeing what your new window coverings will look like with pretty convincing realtime previews:
- See your favorite Hunter Douglas window fashions, colors and fabrics in your home by uploading your own room photos--or choose one of ours to imagine the possibilities.
- Conveniently save your favorite Hunter Douglas window fashion designs and share with friends and family by email or on Facebook.
- Browse our gallery of stunning room photography for ideas to help you make the best choice when it comes to beauty--and practicality.
Download the free Hunter Douglas - The Art of Window Dressing iPad app via iTunes.