window treatments

10 Stylish Ways to Dress Your Windows

Written on June 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm , by

Window treatments are necessary in every home for light control and privacy, but they’re also that perfect opportunity to introduce pattern, softness, and texture too! Fabric versions soften the harder edges of a space and pull color and pattern into a room to complement the other decorative choices. Here’s a peek at the variety of styles available and the advantage each provides.

Roman Shades are an elegant choice constructed of fabric and a pulley mechanism – they fold up to bring in light and down to add privacy and can be mounted inside or outside the window frame.  Flat fold options offer clean lines whereas balloon or swag Roman shades introduce curved lines. 

 

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Did you know you can make your own roman shades ? 

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Follow these tips to introduce a beautiful fabric to your window without a sewing machine.

 

Valances.  These are smaller fabric treatments, fixed above a window and mounted outside the frame with L shaped brackets. Other blind options can be added beneath it for privacy if necessary.  A valance can be styled in several ways, pleated, ruffled, scalloped, or swag.

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