Window treatment ideas can be confusing, because there are just so many choices. Take this quiz and find out how much you know about window treatment ideas.
Window treatments can beautify a home and function as a privacy barrier and a way to control the amount of light exposure.
Thermal window treatments may prevent cold air from getting inside your home. In the summer months, thermal window treatments may also help keep the sun and heat out of your home.
If your windows have great beauty, do not hide them behind window treatments. But if you must have some cover, use understated window treatments.
Blend together the style of the treatment with the room's decor.
If your room is bright and bold, a favored choice may be a more subtle color for the window treatments.
If your room is rather plain, patterned window treatments may add some visual variation to the room.
To an otherwise plain room, wood blinds or shades may add texture and warmth.
Sand or crème colors should suggest tranquility.
Balloon valances are constructed to puff out like a balloon.
Translucent shades filter the sun without hiding the view.
Blinds should be effective for providing privacy and controlling light.
Lodge style décor is a mix of turn-of-the-century Adirondack camps with Southwest style, and should look great with horseshoe tie-backs.
Drapes would draw too much attention to irregularly spaced windows. The use of color matched window shades may help window spacing issues to disappear.
Mixing different styles is discouraged, so you should select a traditional style window treatment such as fringed drapery.
To get the right hang, draperies may have weights inserted into the hems.
Palladian windows are arched windows. These windows require very special window treatments and some homeowners simply leave them bare.
A valance may be an attention getter. A valance is a short window treatment designed to be decorative and hide window treatment hardware.
Café curtains are short fabric curtains that attach to a curtain rod. These curtains are common for kitchen windows.
You can buy a stencil pattern and paint it yourself. Look for stencil kits in craft stores and home supply paint departments.
A window treatment can give the illusion of the shape you wish your window had. Use a floor-length drape to cover a short window and create the illusion of height.