Factors to Consider before Heading out to a Window Treatment Store

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Window treatments can make a huge difference in the ambiance as well as the functionality of any space. You can change the overall look while also being energy-efficient and controlling your privacy, as well as the amount of sunlight and noise entering a room. In this post, you will learn how you can select the best window treatment for your home.

Window Treatment Types

There are numerous different types of window treatment options available in the market. To ensure that you pick the best one, here’s a refresh on window treatment types


Curtains are made up of lighter fabric options, such as sheer cotton. You can choose curtains if you wish for your space to have a more relaxed and casual style. They hang from rods in a similar way to drapes, but unlike drapes, they drop below the windowsill. 


Drapes are generally the thicker version of a curtain that is typically made from fabrics like cotton, polyester, silk, or velvet. Drapes are floor-length panels of fabric with a certain structure to them. You can use drapes for more formal spaces as they hang from a rod attached to the wall.


Like most window treatment options, shades are also made of different kinds of fabrics. However, these come with a lifting mechanism that raises or lowers the shades. This usually happens with the help of cords. Shades are either attached to rods or frames above the windows.


Blinds are also very much like shades as they also work by a lifting mechanism. What makes them different from shades is that they do not make use of louvers or hard slats in place of fabric. They are also attached to a frame above the window. 

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Selecting the Right Window Treatment

Choosing a window treatment option that is best suited for your space as well as your lifestyle can be hard. There are a few things that you should consider before purchasing a window treatment.


Each window treatment has a different purpose associated with it. Therefore, it is important to consider how you want your window treatment to function in your space. A window treatment can only be right for you if it aligns with the use of the room that you are installing it in.

For instance, window coverings for your family room should ideally be ones that allow as much light as possible. You may want to look at options that offer light and semi-transparent fabric choices. Or, do you want to purchase window treatment for a place that uses screens such as to watch TV or play video games? In such a case, you can avoid light reflecting on the screens by selecting a layered option that allows you to control the light.


While the main purpose of window treatments remains their function, they can also create a great difference in the look and feel of your space. To feel satisfied in your choice of window treatment, it is important to make sure that it complements the interior décor of your space. 

For instance: if your room has more natural tones, you can choose neutral colors to enhance the ambiance. Or, you can also get your window coverings in vibrant colors if that’s your style. 

These are a few things you can consider while deciding on your window treatment style:

  • Furniture (style and color)
  • Walls (covering’s design or paint color)
  • Flooring (texture, material, and color)
  • Other fixtures (ceiling, décor pieces, lightings)


The fabric used in your window treatment makes a huge difference in the function as well as the ambiance. There is normally a wide range of fabric options available in most window treatment types. They can vary by color, transparency, and type. So, how can you choose a suitable fabric?

The fabric can decide the amount of privacy as well as the light that your space receives. You can go for thinner fabrics if you wish to get more sunlight in your room. However, keep in mind that this will reduce the amount of privacy you can have. If you want to block out light, you can get a thicker fabric or one that is lined with a blackout liner. Lighter shades can give your space a softer look, while darker ones can give your home or office a more sophisticated and dramatic feel. 

When choosing a color and type for your window treatment fabric, it is best to consider how spacious the area is. If your space is congested and small, you should go for a light-colored and thinner fabric to make your room appear more spacious. This is also a good way to prevent your room from looking too busy or bulky if it has a lot of windows. However, you can absolutely choose a darker and thicker fabric material if space is not an issue in your room.

Size and Shape

Your window treatment shopping experience can be a lot less-hectic and easy if you know the correct measurement of your windows. The shape and type can also make a huge difference in how your room feels once you install window treatments. The correct way to measure is to begin from the stitching on the top to the one at the bottom. It is best to include the header that is above the top stitch as that is mostly only there for hanging or decorative purposes.

It is also important to consider how you want to hang curtains in your room. If you wish to create the illusion of height, it is best to buy curtains or drapes that are long enough to hang from above the window and drop down to the floor. However, if you go for this option, remember that your covering may gather dirt and dust from sitting on the floor. 


The above mentioned are some factors to keep in mind before heading out to your local market or window treatment stores to purchase window treatments. Measure your windows or walls to get the right size. Also, keep in mind to choose a fabric that suits your needs for privacy and light. Not to mention, get a window treatment that matches the rest of your home or office décor. 

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