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Advancements in Window Treatments
Some of the most popular and functional types of window treatments on the market today are window shades (such as cellular shades, sheer shades and roller shades) and blinds (like bamboo blinds, vertical blinds and mini blinds). These versatile window treatments allow you to regulate the amount of light that enters any room in a variety of ways – by adjusting the slats or raising the shade up and down. Window treatments can also help prevent fabrics and rugs from being faded by ultraviolet rays. Certainly, many improvements have been made in the quality and design of window treatments in recent years.
Let’s take a brief look at some of the advancements in today’s window treatment options that can add spark, color and texture to any room and serve as a reflection of your personal style.
Draperies now come with a wide variety of options in rod styles including tab tops, tie tops, many types of pleats, grommets, rod pockets (large or small), flouncy tops, or plain rings.
Valances can be gathered, pleated, shirred, swagged, bundled, formal, casual, scalloped, lace, or flat to create your own unique style.
Fabric Shades are available in flat Roman style, balloon, Austrian, bottom arched, pleated, and flat panels and can be made of sheer or coordinating fabrics.
Metal Mini Blinds offer advancements in slat weight and size, specialty finishes, privacy options, header choices, cloth tapes, and hundreds of colors.
Wood Blinds come in a variety of colors, finishes, slat sizes, and tape colors. Some are made without the typical cord holes in each slat for a cleaner look. Significant improvements in cord control options are available as well.
Cellular Shades, also called pleated and honeycomb shades, have a clean look and come in both sheer and non-sheer materials. Some styles have completely eliminated the cord hardware, some have loop controls, and many feature some insulating qualities.
Natural Blinds are also called matchstick or bamboo blinds, but are available now in matchsticks, sewn slats, and other options that have a natural fabric-like appearance. In recent years, options for valances, roll or fold up operation, edge binding, and privacy liners have become readily available.
Whatever your preference for window treatments, you're sure to find many options to meet your requirements for privacy, light control, function, and style.
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