Window Treatments Guide

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Keep in mind the following TIPS to find the right curtains.

  • Choose lined curtains for extra shade and privacy.
  • Want more light in the room? Select unlined curtains to balance.
  • Look for insulated thermal panels for energy efficiency.
  • Don't forget hardware, such as curtain rods and any matching accessories.

These curtains feature grommets (or build-in rings) at the top, which the curtain rod slips through. A casual, modern alternative to other curtains.

One of today's most popular styles, designed with a sewn-in pocket for the curtain rod, so there's no need for rings or hooks. Great alone or layered with a valance or sheer curtains.

Made of a semi-transparent sheer fabric, which filters light while offering some privacy. Creates a soft, elegant look alone or layered with other curtains. Ideal for bedrooms, dining rooms or living rooms

These classic, versatile curtains feature loops of fabric along the top that hang directly from the curtain rod. Because of its extra exposure, consider a decorative rod to accent and enhance. Perfect for any room in your home.

MEASURING TIPS
The most important step in finding the perfect window treatments?
TAKE ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS!
As you get started, remember the following tips:

  • Use a metal tape measure. Cloth and other measuring tapes can stretch, causing inaccuracies.
  • Consider the type of window hardware you want because, depending on the style, it may increase the measurements.
  • Keep a pencil and piece of paper handing for jotting down measurements.
  • Indicate length, width and window location for clarity.

LENGTH
1. Start 3-4" above the top of the frame to account for rod placement.

2. Measure to where you want the bottom of the curtain to sit - at the top of the window sill, between the sill and floor, or the floor.

Note that common, preset curtain lengths include: 63", 84", 95", 108" or 120".


WIDTH
3. Start 4-6" on either side, creating extra coverage for shade and privacy. Measure across to the other side.

Multiply this width by up to 3, depending on desired fullness. For example, if your final measured width = 50", get enough curtain panels to cover up to 150 in total width.

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ASCOT

These curtains feature grommets (or build-in rings) at the top, which the curtain rod slips through. A casual, modern alternative to other curtains.

INSERT

A traditional valance with a straight or pleated edge. Great alone or coordinated with curtain panels.

SCALLOPED

This valance features a semi-circular or "scalloped" edge for style.

SWAG

One of the most popular valances. Usually sold as a pair, each piece features one long side and one short side diagonally connected by a decorative edge.

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OPTIONS & BENEFITS:
  • Install them outside your window frame for maximum shade.
  • Choose an inside mount for a tailored alternative.
  • Enjoy the affordability and order-ready convenience of preset sizes.

BLINDS

A variety of window coverings used for shade and privacy commonly made of fabric, plastic or wood. You can adjust blinds by rolling them up or rotating the slats, depending on the style.

ROLLER SHADES

A single piece of fabric or vinyl attached to a roller at the top for easy adjusting. A casual update to any room.

ROMAN SHADES

Panels of fabric or material that, when raised with a cord, stack up in tiers and when lowered, offer casual elegance. Consider lined styles for maximum shade and privacy.

MEASURING TIPS
The most important step in finding the perfect window treatments?
TAKE ACCURATE MEASUREMENTS!
As you get started, remember the following tips:

  • Use a metal tape measure. Cloth and other measuring tapes can stretch, causing inaccuracies.
  • Keep a pencil and piece of paper handing for jotting down measurements.
  • Indicate length, width and window location for clarity.
LENGTH

1. FOR AN INSIDE MOUNT:
Measure vertically from the inside edge of the top of the window frame to the inside edge at the bottom of the frame.

2. FOR AN OUTSIDE MOUNT
Measure vertically from the outside edge of the top of the window frame to the outside edge at the bottom of the frame.

WIDTH

1. FOR AN INSIDE MOUNT: Measure horizontally from the inside edge of one side of the window frame to the inside edge of the frame on the opposite side.

2. FOR AN OUTSIDE MOUNT
Measure horizontally from the outside edge of one side of the window frame to the outside edge of the frame on the opposite side.

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CORNICE

A horizontal accent along the top of a window that adds a nice finishing touch. It also conceals rolled-up shades or blinds.

CURTAIN RINGS

Round clips made of metal or plastic that connect the curtain to the rod in certain types of window treatments.

CURTAIN ROD

A pole used to hang curtains in several ways - through a pocket, tabs or rings. Often features decorative ends and finishes, adding unique style to any room.

FINIAL

A decorative accent at the ends of curtain rods

HOLDBACK

A pair of hooks used to hold back curtains for fashion and function.