Curtain Window Treatments

How to Spruce up your windows with Curtain Window Treatments

By Mark J. Donovan

Once you have installed your new low-E glass replacement windows in your home, it is now time to think about window treatments. There are many types of window treatments on the market today that can really dress up a window; however some of these options can be quite expensive and maybe just a little over the top for your fashion tastes. Curtain window treatments, however, never seem to go out of style and are still very affordable and functional. They provide a soft elegance to a room that is hard to match.

Also, besides providing privacy and shade to a room, curtain window treatments can save on your home heating bills.

When all is said, compared to some of the other more expensive and modern window treatment options, curtain window treatments still provide the most bang for the buck.

Key Benefits of Curtain Window Treatments

Curtain window treatments also protect the inside of your home and its furniture. For example, curtains block harmful ultra-violet light that can fade carpeting, wood flooring, and furniture fabric. They also help to reflect sunlight and ultra-violet and infrared heat from the sun back towards the outside of the home.

Curtain window treatments also act as soundproofing material. They can help silence outdoor street noises and can be used to minimize echoing effects in large open rooms. Frequently curtains are even installed on windowless walls for such applications as home theater rooms.

Curtains can also accent neighboring focal points in a room. For example, curtain window treatments around windows that are near fireplaces, door openings, grand pianos, and other key furnishings in a room help to highlight and accent these key focal points.

One of the biggest benefits of curtain window treatments is that they come in many fabrics, styles, shapes and prices ranges. There are drapes, sheers, laces, swags, panel and scarf curtains just to name a few, and all can be constructed out of any type of fabric and pattern.

Soft widow treatments such as the use of curtains are an ideal solution for dressing up your home’s windows. So before going down the path of more expensive and elaborative window treatment options, such as high end power shades and bamboo, take a close look at curtain options. You will save yourself money and wind up with beautiful looking windows.

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