Get To Know The Different Options For Window Treatment - mydiwise

Get To Know The Different Options For Window Treatment

Deciding which treatments to use for your windows can be quite overwhelming, with endless styles, colors, and opacities to choose from. We’re here to tell you exactly what each style offers for your home. 


Blinds give you a lot of freedom to control the amount of light and airflow you allow into a room and come in various materials such as wood, vinyl, and metal. These are a few of the most popular types of blinds:

  • Venetian Blinds 
  • Vertical Blinds
  • Panel Blinds
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Window Shades

Shades are usually single panels of fabric that hang over windows and either fold or roll upon themselves to be lifted or lowered to any height. They can be made from thinner fabric, allowing for more diffused light to enter the room, or thicker fabric ideal for bedrooms. The popular shades available are:

  • Roller Shades
  • Pleated Shades
  • Roman Shades 
  • Cellular Shades

Curtains or Drapes?

Drapes and curtains differ in that drape consist of multiple layers of fabric with a thick backing, while curtains are simpler with a single, lighter layer of fabric. While drapes have a more structured shape and are great for keeping light out, curtains give a space a softer, more fluttery look. Drapes always run from ceiling to floor, and so can curtains, but they don’t always. 

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Types of Curtains:

  • Sheer Curtains
  • Semi Opaque Curtains
  • Blackout Curtains
  • Cafe Curtains

Curtain Hanging Options:

  • Rod Pockets
  • Hidden Tabs
  • Grommet and Eyelets
  • Tab Tops

Types of Drapes:

  • Single Panel Drapes
  • Panel Pair Drapes

Window Valences

These are a border that frames the top of your windows and adds a dramatic, stylish flair to a room… Here are a few options to choose from:

  • Valence
  • Pleated valence
  • Swags