Types Of Window Coverings

The type of window covering you use in any room can truly enhance the décor of the room, making it inviting. When choosing a window covering you need to keep in mind the amount of light you require, the amount of privacy you need and the rooms décor.

Window coverings are traditionally divided into soft and hard treatments. Soft treatments refer to certain types of blinds, such as material roller blinds and curtains. Hard finishes for windows, on the other hand, include a variety of alternative blinds like wooden or bamboo, as well as shutters.



There is so much you can do with curtains nowadays. Curtains with rich and lush fabrics add a sense of grandeur and sophistication into your interiors while maintaining privacy and light control. Softer curtains allow light to continue to stream into the room but are also forgiving as a décor motif. Add style to your home with long curtains, which also add a sense of height into the room.

The beauty of such a varied range of different window coverings and window treatments for home application means that you can customise your blinds, shutters and curtains to suit the look and feel of your interiors. And with such an array of different materials, you’ll be spoiled for choice.



Buyers are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a type of blind. In fact, as window coverings, blinds are one of the most cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing ways to treat your windows.

Types of blinds available include vertical blinds, Roman blinds and Venetian blinds. Materials for these applications range from aluminium, faux wood, vinyl, bamboo and solid wood. If what you are looking for is an attractive way to control sunlight as well as maintain privacy, blinds are the perfect choice for you.

The sheer variety of material means that you can create a beautiful interior while maintaining warmth in the home in different styles and shades. Blinds are also durable and easy to maintain.



The basic idea of shutters has been around since the middle ages, and the design promotes a free-flow of air and light into the home in a controlled fashion. This way, the shutter blinds enhance privacy while being adjustable enough that you don’t feel closed in.

Wooden shutters are known to add value to a house, as well as being very durable. Shutters are slightly more expensive than alternative window coverings; however, they are known to last a very long time. Wood is most common when installing shutters, though various composites are also available.

Sources: Home Depot, House Beautiful, Savvy Housekeeping, Wise Geek 

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