10 Custom Window Treatments to Consider for Your Home

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Does the thought of updating your window treatments stress you out? Do you worry that the wrong choice will make your windows unattractive?

Many people struggle to find window coverings that fit the style of their home while still being functional. The trick to a successful selection is knowing what you need. And what you like.

But with so many options on the market, how do you figure out what you need and want?

We’ve pulled together an overview of 10 common options for custom drapery to help you get started.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are a classic choice for custom drapery.

Not only is the design timeless, but roman shades are also flexible. Roman shades have been around for centuries, and for a good reason. Their simple function and style can bring a unique elegance to your home.

Installing roman shades can be a great investment for something that will always be in style. Choosing the right material will only make them last longer.

Cellular Shades

Cellular shades come in many different shapes and materials, offering different ways to decorate your home.

The main difference between cellular shades and other kinds of shades is their function. Not only can they filter or block light, but they can also reduce outside noise and bring some peace and quiet to the home.

In addition, they also provide some insulation to reduce your heating bills in the winter and air conditioning bills in the summer.

The subtle appearance of cellular shades makes it easy for them to blend into your home. But their secondary function as an energy efficient alternative to drapery just sweetens the deal.

Roller Shades

If you’re looking to put the finishing touches on remodeling your home, consider roller shades to tie everything together.

Roller shades have a very low-profile appearance to them. Their simple design makes them great for complimenting the room they’re in. This makes them great for emphasizing your room decor.

These shades also have many different options for the materials used. Depending on what you prefer, roller shades can minimize the harsh light from outside while letting you still enjoy the view.

For something subtle that won’t block your view, roller shades could be the option for you.

Motorized Roller Shades

Motorized roller shades offer a similar experience as the manual shades. The ease and accessibility they provide is the ideal choice for the luxury home.

Electronic roller shades are a convenient addition to any household. These shades take away the repetitive task of pulling cords and curtains.

At the press of a button, motorized shades give you total control over your window treatments. Having the convenience of automated windows can make your life easier, especially when you put them in places that are hard to reach.


Shutters have a much different feel from most drapery. But sometimes they can be exactly what you need to tie together the look of your home.

One of the major differences between shutters and other drapery is the kind of protection it provides.

Exterior shutters can protect your home from rocks and debris during a storm. Interior shutters, on the other hand, can provide protection from heat and wind.

Shutters can add a unique charm to your home. While they might not be for everyone, shutters are a great choice for anyone looking for something different.

Wooden Blinds

Wooden blinds are a very stylish option for covering your windows. They’re classy and can bring some life to a room.

Some rooms work better for wooden blinds than others. Typically, they really shine in rooms with a more plain look.

Compared to fabric drapery, wooden blinds have a more architectural look. The warmth and grain of the wood make them great for rooms that need a little more life.

Wooden shades give you control over the light and privacy in the room. But they do this in a unique and stylish way.

Aluminum Blinds

For a more durable window treatment option, consider installing aluminum blinds.

These shades offer a better view when opened compared to traditional blinds. The larger spaces between the vanes allow you to see more when you want to.

Aluminum blinds come in a variety of different color options, giving you even more ways to customize your window treatments.

Not only are these shades durable and cost-effective, but they’re also resistant to moisture. This gives you more options for where they can be installed.

Between their sturdiness and price, aluminum shades are a practical option for your window treatments.

Pole Pocket Curtains

A big part of choosing the right curtains for your home is how they’re hung. How the top of your curtain is built affects how they’ll hang from your window.

Pole pocket curtains have a sleeve that the rod fits right into. These kinds of curtains conceal the rod, giving them a more casual appearance.

Compared to other kinds of curtains, pole pockets are more on the basic side. They create a more ruffled, uneven look to your drapery.

These kinds of curtains have a relaxed and casual feel to them. They pair well with sheer material and cotton blends. This makes them ideal for most custom drapery situations.

Metal Grommet Curtains

If you’re looking to give your home a more modern touch, metal grommet curtains may be the direction for you.

Metal grommet curtains have rings built into the fabric. Not only does this make them easy to install, but it also makes them easy to operate.

These curtains slide open and closed smoothly. Their simplicity and chic appearance make them a great choice for modern homes.

Metal grommet curtains are an easy, and attractive drapery option. These curtains can look beautiful and elegant with tall windows. They let your curtains hang naturally, bringing a touch of class to any room.

Hidden Tab Curtains

Hidden tab curtains offer a happy medium between the previous two styles. These types of curtains have the sleeve hidden behind the fabric, hiding the rod.

But where hidden tab curtains stand out is in their design.

They offer a much more tailored appearance than the other two. Hidden tab curtains are crisper, delivering a much cleaner look. Some curtains are pleated too, offering a less stiff option.

Choosing Your Custom Drapery

Finding the right drapery for your windows starts with your needs. The style you choose should complement the room around it and be easy to function.

Are you still struggling to decide on the right custom drapery for you? Contact us today to find out how we can help your home better suite your lifestyle.

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In following CDC recommended guidelines we have instituted the    following measures to make sure everyone stays healthy:

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Here at BBD we are working to find ways that best  serve our community.

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