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There are so many options when it comes to covering or dressing a window. Considerations include the type of window, the style of the room, budget and function. You'll want to take into account whether or not the window treatment needs to provide privacy or is more decorative. Do you want curtains or shades...or both? Should you include a top treatment, like a valance? And what kind of material would be most appropriate? When making all of these choices, the key will be your own personal style. Window & Bed Coverings Plus will make the process fun.

Drapery Styles

Drapery can be as simple as panels on poles or as elaborate as intricately pleated panels with embellishment and trim. Curtains can be stationary--decorating the window--or functional--opening and closing. They can be contemporary or classically traditional. Sheer fabrics allow light to filter through, giving an airy effect. Heavier fabrics, lined and/or interlined can be as intricately constructed as couture dresses.


Simple, clean lined, contemporary
Pinch pleated panels easily open and close on short silver poles with a traversing mechanism.  Sheer ripplefold wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling drapes with bottom border and roman shades.
Another contemporary treatment, using grommets on a pole. Lined sheers in pinch-pleated panels complement the wallpaper and fabric without being distracting.
A beautiful fabric needs nothing more than a simple pinch-pleated treatment on wooden poles which allow the drapes to open and close for privacy.  

All Dressed-Up
Panels with points and tassels on the top is a perfect detail on these panels with a large diamond pattern. A ruched header dresses up this simple solid silk panel.
As elaborate as a ball gown, swags, jabots and tassels can create a focal point. Sometimes the combination of two beautiful fabrics is all your windows need to make a statement.
Arched panels can be a challenge. These two window treatments truly enhance their windows. One has sheer panels on hooks over a tub. The other is combined with a valance in a dining room.
Goblet pleats with buttons and two stunning fabrics.  

Top Treatments

Aside from panels, you can bring color, pattern and warmth to a room with decorative fabric treatments on or over the pole or top of the window. Top treatments can be used in conjunction with panels or shades or simply by themselves. Using a top treatment alone is a good way to dress up a window when you don't need privacy or just want to keep windows simple and relatively unadorned.

Swags and jabots with panels create a classic, traditional style. Finishing with fringe completes the elegant look. A jeri valance on a silver wooden pole shows off both  this exquisite large leaf fabric and the outdoors.
A simple box pleat valance displays the pattern on the fabric, softens a room of windows and still showcases the garden outside this sunroom. Note the contrasting fabric in the pleats. A straight upholstered  cornice can add color and pattern.
Add color and softness with an imperial valance; the folds create detail without sacrificing the pattern of the fabric. Valances can be simple and modern, like a little sister valence, styled like a shade.


Shades are an alternative to drapery. Available in numerous styles, they can be modern or traditional. Functional shades, which can be opened and closed, provide both a decorative element and privacy when needed. Shades are a great alternative when you want to keep a room clean-lined and still add color, softness and texture. They're useful for narrow windows and for windows that have architectural details and molding you want to display. Shades can be used alone or combined with panels.
The Sara shade has a single pleat in the center, providing softness while still showing off large print fabrics. One of the most traditional styles, an Austrian shade, with its dressmaker-like gathers, pairs well with panels.
Flat roman shades provide a clean, contemporary style and work with patterns large and small. They can be combined with a valance to complete the look. Balloon shades are a versatile option; depending on the fabric and trim they can enhance both traditional and contemporary decor. Like other less gathered styles, they work well with stripes, checks and plaids.
Shades are often used with airy sheer panels to provide some privacy and filter light. Sunshades work especially well in bright rooms.  

Window & Bedcoverings Plus will help you determine the best drapery and shade options for your rooms--we can help you decide what styles work best with a favorite fabric or how to dress problem windows. Experienced design guidance and an expert workroom can create the perfect look for your windows. See our window, bed coverings and upholstery portfolio for more examples.