Classic Window Treatment Styles

Posted By: Adalberto Cheung  Posted On: Nov 12th, 2012  Filed Under: Home & Garden

Hello Everyone,

A window can be the focal point of a room, and the way it is dressed can help to set the style for the entire room. Your choices determine a lot of what goes on later as windows are a large part of the foundational setting.

What makes a fancy or elaborate style? Cost is an important factor. Simple window dressings usually use much less fabric, are easier to create, and keep the costs lower. A simple fabric shade–either roller style or unlined cotton hung on a pole using rings or ties will be fairly economical. A large window for an opulent setting in a large room will need lots of yardage and may have additional hangings or accouterments to make it fill the scene. Sumptuously dressed windows can have swags and tails, generous drapes, fancy valances and tiebacks.

Curtains and drapes help to frame a view or hide a bad view. They can soften a window, add drama and texture; insulate a window, create quiet and act as a focal point. They can be hung high to provide the illusion of height. The ends can also drape into a puddle on the floor creating richness. Curtains can be used in other ways–as room dividers or to define a space, to camouflage a bad wall or as a cover up to messy shelving or even as a screen for dust.

Best Regards,
Adalberto Cheung

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  1. Isabelll says:

    Besides shades, drapes and curtains, blinds and shutters are also smart window treatments.
    Blinds: Theses window treatment are apt for creating a minimalistic look as they have a clean finish to them. You can be either opt for horizontal or vertical blinds, both are ideal or rooms in which you would like to regulate the amount of light coming in. They are commonly made from wood, vinyl, metal and plastic and work well in both homes and offices.
    Shutters: Just like blinds, shutters can also be adjusted to control the amount of light one wants to let in. They are usually made of wooden slats, also known as louvers and are great for large windows. You can check out various window treatment ideas at the TBS Gallery.

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