Types of Window Treatments

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There are many types of window treatments to choose from. The majority of window coverings are a matter of material and functionality. They are typically used to control the amount of light or privacy in a room. But you can also find options that provide child safety or mobility for your windows. Here are some of the more common types of window treatments. Listed below are some of the best ones. This article will outline the main features of each type of treatment and how to choose the best one for your home.

When selecting window treatments, consider the purpose of the room. If you have children, consider choosing child-safe products. If you have pets or small children, select window treatments that are motorized or cordless. If you want privacy, choose blinds or drapes. The best window treatment for your home should also be functional, so don’t be afraid to choose a blind or shade that meets those criteria. Whether you’re looking for something to cover your entire window or just cover a portion of it, you can find a suitable window covering to meet your needs.

Aside from blinds and drapes, you can also opt for window coverings that can help control the amount of sunlight coming into the room. Triple-paned drapes are a popular choice for homes with multiple windows. They typically consist of a main picture window and two smaller windows on either side. The curtain material is designed to pool on the floor. Moreover, these types of treatments can also help control light in the room.

The main differences between hard and soft treatments are the size, type of material, and design. Some window treatments have a functional function, while others only serve a decorative purpose. Some of these treatments have a leading edge that defines the direction of all movement in the window treatment. They are usually traversing drapes that open from the right or left side. For sheer and loose-woven fabrics, a flat seam is used. A functional soft window treatment is a blackout shade, Roman shade, or a blackout drape.

Sheer window coverings are translucent fabric panels that allow filtered light to enter a room. The top sash is fixed while the bottom is movable. A shear is a movable window covering. The width from selvage to selvage is the finished width. Most drapes and blinds came in different colors and styles. They are the most versatile and adaptable among all window coverings. A single material can be used to cover a large window in a large room.

A round window is called an oculus. The term “cornice” means a decorative wooden top treatment above the window. It can be covered with fabric, paint, or wallpaper. Or it can be left uncovered. Cornices can be covered with fabric. The latter type is more expensive and will have loose fabric hanging down. It can be upholstered to make the window covering more comfortable to look at. 

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