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When you need a new outlook on life, change your curtains. Window fashions are sometimes considered purely practical additions to the room's decor. Although they definitely serve several useful purposes, design should not be overlooked. Window treatments frame your view of the outside world, while simultaneously adding color and texture to the interior decor. Tiers, valances and top treatments are great examples of decorative elements that serve a largely aesthetic purpose. Try a country style set of tier drapes with matching valances to turn your kitchen into a nostalgic paradise that reminds you of mom's.
Alternatively, blackout window fashions are a practical choice for rooms with light sleepers. For example, choose a bright pastel shade for the nursery to create a warm environment, while making sure baby can sleep undisturbed at any time of day. These thick curtains have a dramatic, textured appearance that immediately adds an air of sophistication to any bedroom. Use them for optimum privacy and maximum control over natural lighting.
A scarf valance or swag creates the ultimate decorative effect, making it an ideal choice for any room in the house. These eye-catching designs exude elegance, and can easily be made the centerpiece of a room featuring minimalist decor. Lace curtains are a more subtle decorative choice, bordering more on a classic look that moderates light intake. These panels are a great option if you want to allow mostly natural light into the room. Lace curtains are versatile with a wide range of colors and decor schemes, and are sure to add a classic touch to the overall look.
Window treatments may all look fairly similar to the untrained decorator's eye, but there are subtle differences between different styles. For example, grommet top curtains offer a simple, subtle hanging style primarily for function as opposed to fashion. Alternatively, pinched pleated curtains create an elongated look that enhances the sense of symmetry in the room. Tab top draperies are another popular style for making a statement in a softer, subtler way. This style is best for showing off decorative curtain rods, which can complement the subtlety of the style itself.
Window treatments can serve a very practical purpose in keeping your home comfortable and your utility bills low. Nearly all curtains have a beneficial insulating quality, but thermal styles are exceptionally effective in moderating room temperature. Although the name might be misleading, thermal curtains are just as effective at locking in heat in the winter as they are at sealing in the air conditioning during the summer.
Although drapes and curtains can sometimes stand on their own as window treatments, an even better way to enhance style and regulate lighting is with a combination of drapes and blinds. Our collection ranges from roll-up styles to classic plantation blinds for multiple decor preferences.
Whatever you choose, make sure to choose the perfect size. For example, kitchen curtains should be about 63 inches and under, while large windows might call for drapes measuring 108 inches. Discover a new outlook at Bedbathstore.com.