Dressing French Doors

French Door dress with pinch pleated drapery panels

French doors are notoriously hard to dress with curtains. Panels hung over the door frame prevent the doors from opening properly, and when attempting to open or closed the doors it can damages the curtains fabric or the drapery.

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Using Roller Shades

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Roller shades are raised and lowered by the means of a roller mounted at the top of the shade. They are available in a wide variety of materials which makes roller shades a great option for almost any room. Depending upon the translucence of the material, roller shades can block or let in as much light as desired.

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Window Treatment Basic

First, decide whether you want blinds, shades, shutters or curtains. Roman shades, are custom drapery panels which cascade in elegant folds like drapery .. Fabric and pattern options can feel endless, Marion Baker, owner of Beautiful windows Fabric & Curtains is a company that specializes in window treatments, understands why these projects can be stressful. There are many options, measurements are tricky, and costs run the gamut. “But ignoring them is a missed opportunity,” she said. “They can make a world of difference.”

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Hard Window Treatment

What are different types of window treatments?

  • Hard window treatments are made of hard materials like wood or vinyl. Such as: shades, blinds and shutters.
  • Soft window treatments: anything made of soft materials such as: sheers, curtains, drapes, swags, valances, roman shades – from flat to hobbled styles.

Hard Window Treatment

Window Shutters: Louvered or fixed slats. Attached with hinges so they can be opened and shut. Made of wood or plastic. Shutters may be employed for a variety of reasons, including controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room, to provide privacy, security, to protect against weather or unwanted intrusion or damage and to enhance the aesthetics of a building. The term window shutter includes both interior shutters, used on the inside of a house or building, and exterior shutters, used on the outside of a structure.

Soft Window Treatment

Also referred to as curtains, can be used to create an elegant, casual or a sophisticated look. May draw across the rod or remain stationary on either or both sides of the window. Curtains come in a variety of shapes, materials, sizes, colors and patterns, and they often have their own sections within department stores, while some shops are completely dedicated to selling curtains. Curtains vary according to clean-ability, ultraviolet light deterioration, oil and dust retention, noise absorption, fire resistance, and life span. Curtains may be moved by hand, with cords, by press-button pads or remote-controlled computers. Measuring curtain sizes needed for each window varies greatly according to the type of curtain needed, window size, and type and weight of curtain.