James Mitchell

If you are unsure if curtains or drapes will work best for your home, do not be afraid to look for other window treatments for the many rooms in your house. For example, heavy beautiful drapes can look outstanding in your formal dining area, but the Roman shades can look best in the living room.

When we speak of window treatments, there are several options to choose from. You can use thick drapes, printed or plain fabrics, sheer curtains, blackout curtains and more. Consider all possible window and curtain treatment choices to bring your home decorating to a whole new level.

Sheer Drapes or Glass Curtains

These glass curtains or very sheer drapes afford some privacy and at the same time, allow natural light to seep into any room. Sheer drapes blur out the view to the inside when seen from the outside of the room. These drapes are often found in hot tropical weathered homes. They can also be used alongside thick or heavy drapes to provide a beautiful contrast.


Blinds are very popular these days. They can be horizontal and vertical. They also come in various materials such as wood, laminate and PVC. In New Jersey, the motorized kind of blinds is becoming more popular because they do not have to be manually rolled to adjust. It also keeps children from constantly playing with the blinds and eventually damaging them.


The valance is widely used as accents embellished on the top part of the window. They can go well with shades, blinds or drapes to make for a beautifully looking window. These are often made up of ordinary drape textile, placed on a board known as the valance board. They afford an elegant and grandiose look to windows and are often found in hotels and places with classic interiors.

Full Drapes or Heavy Curtains


Heavy curtains are used to block off the sun’s rays and improve privacy in a certain area. They are often used in both traditional and contemporary designed rooms. They consist of various choices of materials, prints, patterns, textures, and curtain mounting styles ranging from shirred, pleated and grommet.

Roller Shades

For the modern minimalist look, you can go for roller shades. They can be highly customized and can appear in various materials. They are often made of PVC. They are perfect for business and industrial settings, as they are sleek, chic and simple, plus they are very low maintenance.

Roman Shades

Much like the roller shades, Roman shades have a similar roll-up mechanism, only that these shades fold up and they use fabric and other textiles. They can easily match any other window treatments or furnishings in any room, and they can be highly customizable.

If you are unsure which kind of window treatment is best for your home, you can ask help from an interior designer. There may be a chance to incorporate several kinds in various areas of your house. This makes the treatments functional and pleasing to the eyes at the same time.

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