When you are decorating a new home or redecorating a current home, one of your primary areas of concern will be window treatments. Window treatments are not just used to create privacy; they can complement your décor and help to keep out heat and cold. There are many different types of window treatments that you can choose from, and the examples below will help you in your decision making process.

Roller Shades
Roller shades are needed in Tempe because they give you the ability to quickly and easily adjust how much your window is exposed. Roller shades are a more elegant option than standard blinds, and they come in a large variety of decorative colors and materials. Roller shades can be purchased in room darkening versions that limit light, or somewhat translucent options that let in some light even when they fully cover your window.

Blinds
Blinds can be made from a variety of materials and, depending on the size of your window, can be operated vertically or horizontally. One of the advantages to blinds is that they can be opened just enough to let light in, without having a window with a full open view. Blinds can be made in a multitude of colors and from many different sizes of slats to best match your home décor. If you have had a bad experience with cheap plastic store-bought blinds, take a look at the many high quality custom blinds that can be designed and fitted for your windows.

Curtains
Curtains are a traditional window treatment that can be used as your primary decorative feature or in combination with roller shades and blinds. They can be used to add formality to a room or to add a pop of color. Curtains can be made out of fabrics that have many different prints and textures, and they can even be purchased in fun prints to decorate a child’s room or novelty room. You can choose single draped curtains for your windows or double draped curtains to add more balance and visual appeal.

Shutters
Indoor shutters are another decorative option for your home. Wooden shutters can be painted in colors to complement your room. You can also choose shutters that open fully to expose your window or styles that only allow for partial coverage at all times. Custom-made shutters are the perfect option for providing coverage for oddly shaped windows.

Valances
Regardless of the type of treatment you select to cover the primary portion of your windows, you can add valances along the upper edge to add a sense of personality and style. Valances can be made of draped or hanging fabric or made from more box-like structures. They can be used with curtains, blinds, roller shades, or shutters—and they will disguise roller shades and blinds when they are drawn.

When selecting window treatments for your home remember that you can have a variety of different treatments to match the needs of each of your rooms. Even if you have the same types of window treatments throughout your home, you can opt for different colors, patterns, materials, and textures from room to room.

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