If you don't live in a cave, you have windows. They allow the sunlight in. They permit the great outdoors – whether pleasant or not – to be viewed. The dirty little secret about windows is that they allow heat to escape and heat and cold to come into your home. These are the big reasons to invest in window treatments.
Curtains, also known as draperies, window treatments, or window dressings, are solutions for controlling the light entering your home, for adding privacy, and for adding insulation. All great benefits!
There are a plethora of fabric choices for your windows. Sheer fabrics filter the light and provide minimal privacy. Opaque fabrics with textures or patterns enhance your design scheme and are better at controlling light.
Stationary panels make a soft frame on either side of a window. You may have sheers or other shading options under stationary panels. Traversing curtain panels that open and close add privacy, block light, and insulate your windows.
Windows that do not need either privacy or light control are best dressed with a top treatment. You can have soft fabric valance or an upholstered cornice. Top treatments are an elegant solution to keeping your view while dressing up your windows and adding completeness to your décor.