More Window Treatment Ideas

Window treatments are often overlooked as part of décor; however, they are an important part of a room. They can be functional, purely decor, or strike a balance between the two. Whether it’s flowing drapes, Roman shades, or simple shutters, we’ve compiled this article on best window treatments for you.

Windows are quite intimidating. When you leave them bare the place looks naked. They are your best source of natural light, thus you cannot overdecorate them. Plus, brass or pewter rods? Woven shades or black-out shades? Printed curtains or all-white? Below, we’ve talked to interior design experts who had easy answers to some of those hard-fought questions, and let us in on their budget-friendly, go-to sources for setting the window-scene.

A. Wooden Blinds

Blinds
Blinds

1. Wood blinds

Considerably different from metal blinds, wood blinds are timeless and are brilliant for creating a graceful and somewhat seductive mood in a room.

2. Natural bamboo

Natural bamboo roll-up window blinds work seamlessly in any interior. Firstly they layer charmingly with curtains to balance the light, cutting glare and allowing you to see through them while still offering privacy. Additionally, they can be used in modern, rustic, and classic style interiors with phenomenal success.

3. Bali northern heights blinds

For an economical, budget friendly and elegant look, you can’t go wrong with Bali northern heights wood blinds.

4. Waterfall woven shade

Woven shades are one of the most versatile window treatments. In addition to their capacity to be dressed up or down, they can work well with contemporary interior styles. Furthermore they add some texture to a room and are cordless making them perfect for families with small children.

B. Curtains

Curtains
Curtains

These are fabric window treatments that come in a wide range of patterns, colours, fabrics, lengths and widths. Therefore they are quite versatile and popular for every room of the home, including bathrooms and kitchens. The application and use of curtains is relatively simple, even for the novice. Curtains hang from a rod that runs across the width of the window. This rod can either be hidden, plain, decorative, metal, wooden, or on display. There are quite a few hanging options, for example, metal or fabric rings, or a fabric sleeve on the top or the back of the curtain panels. Colourful curtains are excellent for adding contrast to any room. Secondly, consider using interesting patterns to liven up the space. However, you can try sheer curtains for adding softness, femininity, and elegance to a room.

C. Drapes

Drapes
Drapes

Similar to curtains, drapes are fabric panels. Drapes are lined and this is the major dissimilarity with curtains. The materials used in the lining  is heavy enough to block out all outside light, making them perfect for bedroom use. Materials used include; velvet, damask, or silk. Drapes also hang from a rod on rings, hooks, or a fabric sleeve at the top or on the back of the panel.

D. Shades

Shades
Shades

The window treatments is made out of soft fabric panelling. The panels are attached to a rod or frame. They are available in a wide range of colours, materials, lengths, and widths. Additionally they are sized to fit within the window frame, unlike drapes or curtains that hang below the sill. The operation of shades is handled via a cord, roller, or lifting mechanism. With many styles, you can find a window shade to complement any decorating theme from casual to formal.

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