Custom window treatments can add personal flair to a room and help set the tone of a home’s interior. Window treatments can take many different forms such as valances, drapes, curtains, blinds, panels, swags, Roman shades, shutters, and cornices. Window treatments go beyond just beautifying a home. There’s added benefits like energy savings. Carefully selected window treatments can even reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer, saving on utility bills.
Windows are a room’s natural focal point. It’s important to find the treatments that work for your space. When walking into a room, usually the first thing you see is a window treatment. It’s best to keep windows open and light and not overdo it with jabots, swags or other old-fashioned treatments. When looking at colour and fabric samples, it’s important to do it in natural light, to get a real feel of the colour and style. Most window treatments function mainly to enhance a window or for sun control. They can be lined or unlined. People want light, easy to care for window treatments.
Over the years, custom window treatments have changed from heavy wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling coverage to more simple and conservative looks. Now, blinds are mostly used to keep out the glare from the sun, especially where there’s a computer or TV screen in the room. When it comes to sizing, window treatments should be hung at the same level, but the lengths can vary. Our eye wants to follow the same line from across the top. The longer the curtains, the more dramatic and elegant the design. They will also add height and bring drama to your decor. For large custom windows, or those with transoms, using specially designed sheers and a valence is recommended, since blinds can be heavy and have limited sizes.