5 Types of Window Treatments

An Introduction

How many  residents think about their window coverings when it comes to their homes’ interiors? Unfortunately, we don’t pay enough attention to our windows. There are a plethora of alternatives available.

To that end, let’s look through your options and see what sort of décor each is suitable for.

Types of Window Treatments 

Window treatments come in various designs and may be used in any space. Following are the various types of window treatments:

Drapery Panels

This Design uses this as the most prevalent style of window treatment. Stationary and traversing drapery are the two forms of drapery. Draperies that aren’t moving don’t open or shut. Stationary curtains are just ornamental and will remain in place on either side of the window. This is a great choice for a big window with a beautiful view outside. In addition, because stationary drapes do not need as much fabric, they are more cost-effective.

On the other hand, traversing drapes move and can be opened or closed, so they can be used in different ways. Because they need twice the fabric (usually double the breadth of the window), they are substantially more costly than stationary curtains. This guarantees that the drapes seem full when closed. Drapes that run the room’s length provide optimum privacy and light control.

Roman Shades

Roman shades are a type of window treatment that looks like an accordion and hangs from the top of the window like a curtain. They let you control how much light and privacy they let in. The amount of privacy will depend on the cloth you choose. Light linen or woven shades, for example, will let more natural light in. A solid fabric shade, on the other hand, will keep out more light. People often use Roman blinds on bathroom windows, kitchen windows, and workstations.


A valance is a non-moving ornamental window treatment solution. It hangs from the window top in a variety of ways. For example, a valance may be hung on its own or with shades or blinds. We don’t usually utilize this window treatment type in our designs, but it’s an alternative!

Cafe Curtains

Cafe curtains usually are positioned halfway up the window, at the lowest glass. This sort of window covering provides both seclusion and appropriate lighting. The top section of the window will let light in, keeping the area bright and well-lit. This type of window treatment is often used in powder rooms and master baths.

Drapery Pocket

The use of a drapery pocket creates a smooth transition from ceiling to wall. In most cases, we use a drapery pocket that is eight inches wide. This makes the curtains look like they’re coming down from the ceiling. Any track line, hardware, or draw pulls required to control the draperies are hidden in a drapery pocket. A drapery pocket is a fantastic way to hide unsightly equipment if your curtains are motorized.

The Bottom Line

When looking at the many varieties of window coverings, keep in mind that all of them include child-safe features like cordless and motorized operation.Consider what you’ll be doing in each space before deciding on which window treatment to choose. You may tailor your shade to fit your style and give all of the functionality you want, whether sleeping, playing, or cooking. There is new construction for windows, and window replacement is available. A nailing fin — a rim on a window for new construction — helps you fasten it in the rough aperture of a wall.