Tuesday, April 30, 2013


There is a whole specialized aspect of design for some interior designers: Window Treatments. With so many options available, how does one choose what's best? 

Most of the decision comes from the functionality such as privacy control or light control followed by the size of the window. Lastly consider personal taste or design aesthetic (i.e. traditional, contemporary, etc.) in your choice of treatment options. 

I'm all for classic designs that are less trendy and more timeless. Here's some of my favorites... 

An inverted pleat valance and pinch pleat drapes with trim accent

Straight cornice with trim accent

Grommet top drapes with horizontal banding

Inverted pleat valance with trim accent

Arched cornice with double roller shades
Pleated cornice with decorative ties
French pleat drapes with rings and contrasting vertical banding
Flat fold Roman shades with trim accent

There seems to be a running them in the examples noted above: Trim, Trim, Trim! It adds character, style and humph to the most basic window treatment design.

Happy trend spotting...

Peace and Blessings,

Some photos courtesy of CalicoCorners.com


  1. Window treatments provide functionality and protection from sun damage for your furniture and floors. Custom window treatments are tailored to your needs unlike store-bought curtains.

  2. I never realized there were so many different styles for window treatments! I recently got interior shutters put into the windows in my new house, and I really love them. This post helped me decide where to go from there, curtain-wise. I love the orange ones in the last picture!