You may be at a loss at to what will look best on the windows in your newly redecorated room. There are various types of window treatments from which you can choose. The style you should choose depends on both the function and design of the room. Here, you are going to read about the different styles of window treatments so that you can figure out what is best for your room.
Possibly the most well-known type of window dressing is the curtain. These are fabric panels that cover the window entirely. When you imagine a curtain, you may actually be thinking of a drape. Since drapes hang loosely on their decorative rods, they are made to open and close whenever you wish. Both of these window dressings are easily customizable to fit the decor of your room. You can also customize the length of the fabric. If you are not sure what type of curtains you would like, consider the amount of light that you would like in the room in order to decide what works best for you. After reading this article, you may decide that you would like to have a mixture of curtains, blinds and cornices to match your home’s style.
For reasons of either design or function, you may not want to put curtains into your room. So, what can you do if you still want to cover the window? You might want to try installing indoor shutters. These are great for minimalist designs and allow you to pull them up, or down, whenever necessary. Of course, you can have these shutters made out of any hard material, although plastic and wood are the most common. Blinds also come in a variety of styles so that you can find ones that fit into your room’s style. Many people prefer indoor shutters in their bathrooms.
All of the treatments you have read about so far are generally made to cover the entire window itself. There are other types of window dressings that merely decorate the room. These are called valences or cornices. A cornice is a rectangular box that sits directly above the window itself. A valence, on the other hand, can be of any material and covers the top portion of the window. If you are not concerned about blocking light or prying eyes, you should feel free to use one of these styles without curtains or blinds to cover the window itself.
Fortunately, you can mix and match any of these styles in order to find what looks great in your rooms. There is no shortage of designs for you to select from. Of course, this is often easier said that done. Thankfully, you can find all varieties of curtains, valences, and blinds that fit your budget. Therefore, if you decide that you do not like one style, it is relatively easy to find another that matches your taste better.