Types of Window Coverings
12 Jul 2023

Windows are an essential part of any home or office space, allowing natural light to illuminate, provide ventilation and create a visual connection with the outdoors. Apart from their practical use, windows also help to add beauty and style to any room. While the right window treatment can enhance the aesthetic appeal of your space, it can also serve a practical purpose by providing privacy, insulation, and light control. Here are seven types of window treatments and their best applications.


Blinds offer a clean, modern look by providing complete light control and privacy. They are available in various styles such as vertical, horizontal, cordless or motorized. Blinds offer optimal light and privacy control. They are perfect for home offices, bedrooms, and living rooms where flexibility is needed.


Shades are an excellent option for glare and heat control. They come in a wide range of materials, offering varying degrees of privacy, insulation, and light control. They are perfect for sunrooms, dining rooms, and living rooms that require sun protection.


Shutters provide an elegant, traditional look and can last for many years. They are available in a range of materials such as wood, or polyresins. They provide excellent insulation against heat, cold, and noise while also offering privacy, light control, and sound insulation. They can be applied in any room that demands a classic, traditional look.


Drapery window treatments can be Classic or Modern and are ideal for larger windows or as decorative elements. They can be made in an array of styles, colors, and fabrics, ranging from sheer and lightweight to thick and heavy. They are perfect for adding texture and enhancing the visual appeal of a room while offering privacy, light control, and insulation.


Valances offer a decorative touch, adding color and pattern to a room, and are typically used in combination with more in-depth treatments, such as drapery, shades, or blinds. The typical function of a valance is to cover the track or headrail of a window treatment and can beautifully enhance the décor of your room.


Sheer curtains offer a light and airy softness to a room. They are perfect for letting in light while maintaining privacy and can be used in conjunction with thicker drapes for total light control.


Cornices are a unique type of window treatment that can add depth and dimension to a room. They are typically used in conjunction with drapery, shades, or blinds and can be customized to match the room's décor. They are perfect for adding a touch of sophistication to a room.

Please contact us to arrange for one of our experienced consultants to assist you with your window treatment needs today!

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