How to use Valance

A valance is a piece of fabric that hangs across the top of a window to hide other window treatment’s hardware and add softness, color, and pattern. A simple valance is the most basic and casual treatment; it’s normally just a slip of fabric attached to the rod with clip rings or a rod pocket.  Simple valances can be used alone or layered over other window treatments. The soft gathers and folds are perfect with any casual room

Valances

More formal and traditional than a simple valance, a box-pleated valance hangs straight down over the window, thanks to its stitched pleats. It’s generally attached to the window with an L-shaped rod. A box-pleated valance is a classic design that is perfect for traditional bedroom styles or old-world Tuscan look or British Colonial. Choose a valance that matches your bedding for the most formal appearance or go a bit more casual with a valance that contrasts in color or pattern.

Swags are pieces of fabric loosely slung and draped over a decorative rod or wound over a tieback at each corner of a window frame to add a little style and romance to your room. There are many ways to hang swags, but one of the most common is a simple swag. In this look, the swag drapes in the middle like a valance; the ends, either cut into diagonals or simply hemmed, softly hang down on each side of the window.

Swags and Cascade

Swags are great for a glamorous cottage or country-style bedroom because of the sheer, romantic softness of the window treatment. A swag by itself cannot provide much privacy, so it needs to be combined with other window treatments—such as curtains, blinds, shutters, or shades. A swag by itself cannot provide much privacy, so it needs to be combined with other window treatments—such as curtains, blinds, shutters, or shades.

Swags are also a wonderful alternative to drapes for a canopy bed. Just wind the fabric over the bed’s posts, and let it drape gracefully around the corners of the canopy frame.

Cornices

A cornice is a box-like wooden valance typically crafted from plywood, then covered with paint, wallpaper, or fabric and mounted to the wall above the window. Other cornices are carved from attractive wood and then stained to look good without needing paint or fabric coverings. A cornice can be paired with soft window treatments—such as fabric shades, drapes, or curtains—or used alone, which provides a more formal look to a master bedroom suite. Cornices work best in rooms that lack architectural interest; they can spiff up a window without trim or give a room with no crown molding some extra appeal.

Customize your Faux Blinds

Often, the term ‘blinds’ refers to both blinds and shades. While all different types of blinds and shades serve the same basic function, there is a fundamental difference .It’s easy to customize your wood and faux blinds with a rich rainbow of colors and stains finish to match any interior and decor. With everything from bright white to traditional dark cherry or mahogany, you’ll find the perfect color or stain to make your dream design a reality. Accessorize your treatments for a total designer touch with color-coordinated or contrasting cloth tape binding for a unique look all your own.



It’s easy to coordinate your wood window and door treatments throughout the entire house. With 1”, 2” and 2½” slat sizes to choose from, you can create a continuous, streamlined design with all your coverings. Some styles also offer standard or rounded slat corners to further customize your treatments. It’s easy to customize your wood and faux blinds with a rich rainbow of colors and stains finish to match any interior and decor. With everything from bright white to traditional dark cherry or mahogany, you’ll find the perfect color or stain to make your dream design a reality. Accessorize your treatments for a total designer touch with color-coordinated or contrasting cloth tape binding for a unique look all your own.

It’s easy to customize your wood and faux blinds with a rich rainbow of colors and stains finish to match any interior and decor. With everything from bright white to traditional dark cherry or mahogany, you’ll find the perfect color or stain to make your dream design a reality. Accessorize your treatments for a total designer touch with color-coordinated or contrasting cloth tape binding for a unique look all your own.

WHY PURCHASE SHUTTERS

Do you want window covering that set you apart from the rest of the homes on your street and make a statement? Or do you want a solution that is purely functional? Most people want something that is somewhere in between.

Another option is to go for plantation shutters which fit on the interior of windows and can be open and closed depending on the effect you want to achieve. They are becoming increasingly popular in because they look great especially to bay windows.

A beautiful room with Shutters

There are other good reasons why you might want to choose shutters over more traditional curtains or even blinds when you decide on window covering. Here are just a few of them.

1. They Look Secure

Many people like plantation shutters because they give that appearance of added security. You can open the top tier of the shutters on a tilt rod or on a hidden tilt and let in some light, whilst keeping the bottom ones closed so people can’t see inside. From the outside the shutter looks both elegant and strong.

2. Shutters are Easy to Maintain

Another thing our customers like is how easy it is to maintain shutters. They only require a quick wipe down with a cloth to keep them clean. If you have someone who suffers from allergies or has a problem with dust, it’s a healthy option to think about.

3. Adding Extra Insulation

The sturdy structure of plantation shutters provides an added level of insulation from the cold outside. If you live near a busy road, higher noise levels can be a problem, so adding shutters that also cut down the sound of cars passing makes sense. The great thing is, if you want to listen to the morning chorus, all you need to do is open the shutters.

4. A Good Investment for Your Home

Shutters are very sturdy and can last a long time. If you will be looking to sell your property in the future, adding window furnishings that are as chic and impressive as this could attract buyers who are after something different.

Not only do shutters allow you to control the amount of light coming into a room, are easy to maintain and give you plenty of privacy, they add a good deal of refined sophistication to your property. At Beautiful Windows Fabric & Curtains we will be able to assess your window space, measure up correctly and install tailored shutters that fit your home and personality perfectly.

If you are about to change your window furnishings and want a solution that’s out of the ordinary, shutters are certainly worth considering.

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CURTAINS AND BLINDS

At Beautiful Windows Fabric & Curtains, we aim to take the pain out of curtain and blind choices, by helping customers make the right decisions for their space. With your own choice of fabric and design, we can personalize your entire home to suit you. Because our seamstress specialized in drapes, this allows us to give you the best advice while giving you the widest choice of materials available.

PANELS WITH SWAGS AND CASCADE

Our customers are always asking which option is the best for their home when it comes to window covering. It’s a difficult thing to answer, of course, because a lot depends on what look you want to achieve and how this fit with your current interior decor

SWAGS AND CASCADE

Do you want curtains that set you apart from the rest of the homes on your street and make a statement? Or do you want a solution that is purely functional? Most people want something that is somewhere in between.

When window covering is mentioned, you’ll understandably think about a nice set of curtains or an elegant looking custom-made drapery, both of which are perfectly acceptable choices. If you are about to change your window covering and want a solution that’s out of the ordinary, custom window treatments are certainly worth considering.

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Welcome to the wonderful world window treatments

Here at Beautiful Windows Fabric & curtains we offered affordable shutters, window blinds, shades, curtains. There’s nothing like the old-world quality craftsmanship of blinds and shutter to add sophistication and timeless style to any space in your home or office. Our custom window treatments, are a favorite of designers. Selection includes everything you need to find the perfect window coverings to complement your unique taste and style.
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Shutter Installation

Putting shutters into place correctly is essential to getting the most out of them, Beautiful Windows Fabric & Curtains makes it a easy experience. You can find lots of different tools for proper installation at any home goods store, as well as free, detailed instructions with images to help guide you through the various steps involved. Anyone who hasn’t worked with shutters before can still set them up efficiently with help from us. Since, our shutters are maintenance-free, setting the shutters in place with proper mounting procedure and tools is one of the most important things you can do to keep them in good condition.

Many shutter and shades have a specific display and mounting style, our shutter come with a photograph showing measurements. This give customers an idea of the dimensions for each piece and how they all fit together. Our shutter comes with a stay bar and top hinge that sets it apart from similar offerings. Beautiful Windows offer shutters, blinds, shades and drapery installation, our products, contain specific mounting instructions Please reach out to us if you have further questions about proper shutter installation

Drapery Fabrics and Color

Drapery Fabrics

As a Drapery maker I will tell you, curtains make a room — but only when chosen correctly. When it comes to window treatments, it’s a matter of color and fabric, length and lining, and custom-made versus off-the-shelf. With so many decisions, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

Fabric is an essential part of choosing curtains, since the material will dictate how well your curtains function and hold up over time. “If they’re too heavy, they may not fold crisply when drawn; too light and they may not fall well,” Curtain fabricators suggests holding fabrics up to a window, Work with a big sample, at least 2 yards, since a smaller piece may not show the fabric’s true drape. Also, remember sunlight will fade fabrics over time. If the room in question gets a lot of light, it’s smart to avoid bright colors, since they tend to fade faster.

Custom Drapery with Panels and Swags

“Still, if you like to change out your rooms often, you can be less concerned with fading,” the suggestions is to go with neutral colors. They’re less likely to fade than other colors and more likely to blend into a room’s decor.

When it comes to material, linen, silk, faux silk, and some polyester are the best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best. Faux silk tends to be the most durable.  And in a particularly sunny room, faux silk doesn’t deteriorate as quickly as real silk.

Some fabrics can help keep out the cold. Many use suede, velvet, tapestry or tweed since their weight helps block light and keep heat in. Still, nearly any fabric can be interlined with bump, a thick, insulating felt material. And interlining — a piece of fabric slipped between the lining and the face fabric — can also help prolong the life of the curtains. “If silk is unlined, it will rot, Lining and interlining are what give curtains their body and fullness.” Custom window treatments offer many benefits:

You can customize drapery to the dimensions to your window size and create a tailored look, like a perfectly fitted suit. Custom window treatment come in endless design options, from material to header style. With these options, though, comes a considerable price difference from off-the-shelf curtain panels.

Understanding the Blinds

Welcome to the wonderful world of window treatments here at Beautiful Windows Fabric & curtains we offered attractive and affordable shutters, blinds and shades. There’s nothing like the old-world quality craftsmanship of our blinds and shutter to add sophistication and timeless style to any space in your home or office. Our custom window treatments, blinds, shades, and shutter are a favorite of designers. Our selection includes everything you need to find the perfect window coverings to complement your unique taste and style.  Often, the term ‘blinds’ refers to both blinds and shades. While all different types of blinds and shades serve the same basic function, there is a fundamental difference that separates the two.

It’s easy to customize your wood and faux blinds with a rich rainbow of colors and stains finish to match any interior and decor. With everything from bright white to traditional dark cherry or mahogany, you’ll find the perfect color or stain to make your dream design a reality. Accessorize your treatments for a total designer touch with color-coordinated or contrasting cloth tape binding for a unique look all your own.

Slat/Louver Sizes

It’s easy to coordinate your wood window and door treatments throughout the entire house. With 1”, 2” and 2½” slat sizes to choose from, you can create a continuous, streamlined design with all your coverings. Some styles also offer standard or rounded slat corners to further customize your treatments.

Blinds and shutters are made from natural, furniture-quality hardwoods, like basswood and American hardwood. They’re lightweight and easily mounted outside or inside the frame, making them perfect for large or wide windows. Because they’re lightweight, they won’t bow or bend as easily as other types of coverings, making these classic window treatments a stylish and economical long-lasting investment. We’re proud to offer a cordless lift option with all our natural wood shades.  For more information on the benefits and beauty of window coverings.

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