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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

For unique window treatment ideas, read these tips!

Before purchasing drapes, it is helpful to look through our photos of styles, this gives you a great tool to communicate what you like and don't like.  There are lots of unique window treatments, the most popular one being a contrast fabric at the top, bottom, or banding, this allows a new texture and pattern.
This window treatment is unique in that it has enough widths to
be totally functional, for privacy at night.

Some helpful questions to ask yourself:

 Do they need to open and close for privacy? Drapes from a store are only 40" to 48".

 Do I want the drapes hung above the window? This will make the ceilings feel taller!

 Are these just for looks? Or do I need protection from the sun, and cold weather?

 The most important question - is it important that I not block daylight (or my view)?

If you answered yes to any of the above, custom window treatments will help you obtain your goals.  They can be made full enough to hang outside the frame, so you won't block precious daylight, yet they can be made wide enough to meet when closed. 
Linen drapes can feel light and fresh 

This window treatment was given a unique look
by sewing three different fabrics together. The contrast
banding draws the eye up, to make ceilings feel taller.


Drapes with a contrast band at the top draw the eye up
A sheer linen (mocha color) gives privacy, while
cinnamon silk with a bronze print border repeats
the bronze paint used on the ceiling. 


This window treatment has a valance to create the illusion of a
taller window. Notice that the panels have a four inch banding that
repeats the palm tree fabric, a nice touch in this beach home.




Notice how much LARGER the windows feel in the
after photo. For many more before and after photos,
click on the link to our web site below.  
Custom drapes hang nicer than ready made drapes, due to the higher quality lining, wider fabrics, etc. See many more unique window treatment styles at  http://www.transformingrooms.com/ 
----Window treatments are shown in each of the ten sections.

If you're in the Greensboro, NC travel area, we're happy to provide a design and quote. From the construction through installation, we make window treatments easy!

3 comments:

Ruby Knolls said...

I find tis post very helpful, as I'm considering having a living room revamp

elizabeth said...

What kind of curtain rods are the very short ones that are in between the bank of windows (non-functional, for looks only)? Are they easily accessible? Thanks! I love your blog!

KL said...

I can't believe how much difference it makes to hang the window treatment above the window. Makes rooms looks bigger and doesn't block light. Amazing!