When it comes to decorating a home, it can be extremely difficult to wade through tons of different curtains, drapes, drapes and more. Your decorating ideas can quickly change when you start browsing through the different window treatments available. Window treatments can help complete a room and make it feel more like home. Knowing what the different options are will help you wade through the decorating world and make your house a home.
Curtains and draperies
Draperies and curtains are two completely different sets of window treatments in interior design; although the terms are often used interchangeably. Drapery refers to pleated panels that hang from decorative rods or poles. This type of window treatment is removable and can be opened during the day and closed at night.
At the same time, the curtains are stationary and cannot be adjusted at the top. To open curtains, you have to tie them back instead. For visual appearance, this makes them a popular choice in bedroom designs and living room designs.
Despite these differences, these options tend to be the most flexible. Curtains and drapes come in a variety of textured fabrics with different colors and prints, making them an easy accessory to incorporate into your various interior design ideas.
With curtains, consider placing a sleek, modern oval mirror on the opposite wall to help reflect light. This is important because curtains block some natural light from entering your home. Pairing them with a mirror can help increase the amount of natural light you get during the day.
In interior design, a valance is a type of window treatment that is mounted over the top of a window. Usually these are combined with the aforementioned draperies or curtains.
Valances can be gathered bunches of fabric, pleated, arched wooden structures and so on. Like curtains or drapes, valances are extremely versatile.
Screens or blinds
A common staple for many homes, shades or blinds come in a number of colors, styles, shapes and sizes. This type of window treatment can accommodate a number of decorating ideas as it comes in different styles such as Roman Shades, Balloon Shades, Cloud Shades, Austrian Shades, Honeycomb Shades, Vertical Blinds and many more.