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Treat yourself and your windows.

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There are many styles of curtains, shades, valances and other window
treatments that you can use to dress your windows. Dressed windows add to
the charm of your house and make it look gorgeous. The key is to keep
things in balance rather than overpower the space with too many
contrasting colors.


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window treatments, dressed windows, drapes, curtains


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There are many styles of curtains, shades, valances and other window
treatments that you can use to dress your windows. Dressed windows add to
the charm of your house and make it look gorgeous. The key is to keep
things in balance rather than overpower the space with too many
contrasting colors. Window treatments can cost a mint these days,
especially if the person doing the decorating would like to find
something which is not only practical but also aesthetically pleasing.
You can create your own window treatment with ideas from the internet,
your local library, a craft shop or even book stores. All you need to do
the job are a few supplies and a little patience, and if you know how to
sew then it’s an added advantage.

Custom Treatment

By custom treatment we mean the traditional way of doing up the window
dressing. Custom window treatments may range from the traditional
Victorian, Adirondack or country to contemporary modern or just plain
challenging. You might like custom made roman shades to coordinate with
your bedspread or a tailored pleated valance that lends itself to
multiple fabric combinations. Balloon shades can be used as a valance or
a fully functioning shade. Swags and cascades can make your window look
classic or casual. Draw drapes or stationary drapes are timeless
solutions appropriate to any décor when installed with the right
decorative hardware. Upholstered cornices can enhance any drapery while
wood cornices can do the same for valances. Whether it’s a gathered panel
with valence, lace panels, and stationary drapes or European style sheer s
teamed with cotton lace it will create an ambience in your room that you
will simply love.

Bay Window Treatment

A window which is three sided or more and protrudes from the outer wall
of a house is called a bay window. Far too many people cover up their bay
windows with curtains. Graceful and romantic bay windows are windows that
everyone likes to have in their house. Very few people know the exact way
to treat a bay window. If the view from such a window is outstanding and
privacy and light control are not a matter of concern then this wonderful
window should be left uncovered. If a bay window features handsome window
frames, consider playing them up with individual, inside mounted café
curtains, shades or blinds. Roman shades with contrast branding are
tailored and traditional. Put simple shades or blinds on closely spaced
windows, then add a continuous valence and a series of shallow swags.
Plan carefully so the top treatments conceals the under treatments when
they are raised. For bay windows with a little space between windows,
flank the entire wooden area with a pair of panels and top the treatment
with a cornice. No matter what you do the ultimate aim is to make it look
appealing.

Designer Window Treatments

As the title suggests, this has got every thing to do with a designer who
is simply going to dress up your window. This is going to be one
expensive affair but the ultimate result will just keep your eyes fixed
on the beauty of your window. With this type of treatment everything may
depend on the person designing your window treatment. Right from fabric
to style to color, all of it will be different and outstanding. Not
everybody can afford to do designer window treatments but if you are one
among those who can, be ready to get loads of complimen ts for your
windows.

Kitchen Window Treatments

Your kitchen window should be done in such a way that it coordinates with
the color and style of your kitchen cabinets. Use window treatments that
control light, it is also important to choose a window treat ment that is
easy to clean. Near gas ranges select a window treatment that cannot blow
near the flame and become a fire hazard. The many kinds of treatments
include roller shades, bamboo or wood shades, blinds, shutters, curtains
and draperies. Some of these will be much easier to clean than others. Do
consider the window hardware and placement so that it will not interfere
with the window treatment.

				
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