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What are some window treatment ideas?

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Some window treatment ideas are window banks with panels on a rod, casements with roller shades and double-hung pleated panels. Window banks with panels on a rod are considered a classic window treatment suitable for any window, highlighting the windows with a suspending panel between each plane. Double-hung pleated panels are straightforward, formal window treatment options, while casements with roller shades provide a more retro style.

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Window treatments for privacy or total darkness are lined curtains, while unlined curtains are more decorative. Lined curtains last longer and shield fabric from sunlight damage but are generally more expensive than unlined curtains. For maximum protection, curtains with interlinings provide more longevity, body and insulation.

To choose the appropriate window treatment texture, evaluate the mood of the room. Heavy silk and velvet are ideal for formal spaces, while crinkly crushed velvet and billowy linen are better for casual atmospheres. The color of the window treatment depends if you want it to blend in or stand out. To blend the window treatment with the room, pick a color that is the same shade as the wall but a little darker.

If the room has patterned furniture or bedding, it is ideal to use solid colors. Use patterned window treatment colors if the room has solid-colored furniture. To add more style to the room, opt for subtle designs such as dots and paisley.

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