Classification Of Window Treatments

Window treatments are like window accessories. If used in the right way, they can be great decorations for house windows other than serving the purpose of light regulation. Window treatments are of two types. You can have the hard or the soft window treatment or even both. There are also tips on how you can apply them.

Soft Window Treatments

Soft window treatments are based on two elements, which are privacy and light. For these reasons, curtains and drapes are considered soft window treatments. They can be further classified as:

  • Soft sheer window treatments which offer an airy feeling without limiting the amount of light going through it but offers very no privacy
  • Semi-sheer window treatments that offer little light inhibition and a little privacy
  • Semi  opaque window treatment which limits the amount of light through them and offer a considerable bit of privacy
  • Opaque window treatments which offer complete light blockage and total privacy

There are some simple tips you can use to apply these treatments such as:

  • You can use the sheer soft type with opaque ones for day and night, respectively.
  • Double semi-sheer window treatment can be used at night and a single one during the day.
  • For full length glass windows, you can use the opaque window treatment for night time and draw them completely during the daytime.

Hard Window Treatments

Just like the soft window treatments, the hard window treatments are also based on light and privacy. They utilize the best designs to provide maximum view. Such are like:

  • Window shades which allow just a little amount or light to go through and create a warm feeling
  • Shutters which offer excellent light regulation as well as enhancing the room`s appearance
  • Blinds can either be made of vinyl, aluminum or even fabric and can be horizontal or vertical in orientation

These hard treatments are self sustaining. This means that you can use the hard treatment without any other treatments on your window.

Some of the various unique window treatments are:

  • Long full length curtains for full length glass windows.
  • Colored window panes for privacy during the day.
  • Board and batten shutters which are great for elegant looks for your country home, especially for wooden windows.

Window treatments can be great home decorations, so choosing the right colors that match the house theme can be a great way for you to get started. Style your windows now to add designs and functionality to them.