Are you confused by all the Window Treatment Options?
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Different Types of Window Treatments Include:
At Window Works we pay close attention to the details to produce truly sensational window treatments.
Coordination of architectural details, privacy and sun control needs along with the artistic vision for the room must be well thought out in order to satisfy both the function and the beauty of the room. Some window treatment options include:
Ripplefold Drapes: Ripplefold drapes like the ones pictured above in this fabulous Coraggio semi sheer silk wool blind are the hottest trend in drapery design. The Ripplefold heading is at the same time sleek and minimalist as it is elegant and upscale. Ripplefold drapes are always mounted under the rod so proper selection and coordination of the rod is an important consideration. Both Ripplefold drapes and Ripplefold rods are only available custom, no ready made versions of this gorgeous drapery design, sorry…!
Panels: The use of basic panels has swept the window treatment industry over the past several years. Straightforward and unpretentious, panels are fashionable and versatile and can be adapted for nearly any window condition.
Swags and jabots: Swags and jabots as well as other ultra-formal valances have been somewhat absent of late. The very essence of swags and jabots are opulence, abundance, and luxury. The dwindled use of these valances as window treatments may be a by-product of the economic environment. Not because they cannot be afforded, but because of the images and feelings they evoke. They are the antithesis of “back to basics” and understatement. However, if you have a space that beckons for grandeur, they should not be overlooked, regardless of trends. Swags, jabots, kings valances and French pick-ups will always be considered classic and timeless window treatments.
Pleats: Goblet pleats are particularly captivating when executed with opalescent taffeta silk, and even more exquisite when embellished with decorative cording and buttons at the base of each goblet. Smock top panels are very underused in recent years. We find if you combine an interesting modern sheer fabric with a smock top heading, it creates a dreamy, sort of glamorous feeling, especially when creating a romantically indulgent master bedroom.
Roman shades: Roman shades have been and continue to be the most requested soft treatment in window treatment decor. Given their versatility there is little reason to question why. Depending on the selection of fabric they are equally at home in a child’s bedroom as well as an elegantly adorned dining room. Through the use of trim, coordinating valances or drapes, they are effortlessly dressed up or down to suit the aesthetic needs of practically any room in the house.
Sheers: A popular trend that we are very much in favor of is to simply adorn a window with sheer drapes. It is most effective on large expanses to give a completely finished feeling to the window without making it feel too dressed. A high-end burnout sheer can be strikingly elegant, while an organic linen casement can create a breezy, relaxed ambiance.
Valances: The decision to employ valances can be based on a combination of motives. You may need to create height or add drama to a large space. Possibly you need to conceal functional hardware or even architectural flaws. In addition, they are designed to add layers, fullness and details to window treatments in traditional settings.
Cornices/lambrequins: Cornices are upholstered boxes used as valances. They are simple, classic and easily adapted for a multitude of styles. Cornices can be tufted for a retro feel, they can be shirred for a softer effect, and they can be shaped to contour to arch window frames or to replicate a detail in the room, such as a camelback sofa. With the use of trims, banding and buttons their versatility is endless. They are as comfortable in dens, as kitchens as in more formal areas. Lambrequins are cornices with legs. The box is built to surround the window on the sides and then upholstered. Lambrequins are rarely used now.
Fabric: When trying to warm up a sleek modern living space, a delicious wool fabric in a solid color is the perfect solution. If the color blends effortlessly into the room, the effect will be warm and luxurious while maintaining the quiet sophistication of the space.
Hardware: Drapery hardware for window treatments is not an item where you should cut corners. Quality hardware is like a well-made suit. The difference is found in the styling of the brackets, finials and other accessories, such as tieback posts and wands. Additionally, when using high-end hardware, single pole lengths can be achieved at much greater lengths than inferior rods found in retail outlets.
Window Treatments — It’s All in the Details
William Feather said: “Beware of the person who can’t be bothered with detail.” We say beware of the design professional who can’t be bothered with the details! Details are everything. The decision to use or not use trims, bandings, contrast linings is what makes the window treatment yours and not your neighbor’s. A proper window treatment has been designed and executed for you and you alone.