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Curtains offer, hands down, the most creativity for your windows, which is why I love them, and all designers love them. From the fabrics to the drapery hardware and trim, window curtains offer an infinite palette of possibilities. Just to set the record straight, draperies and curtains are often used interchangeably, but there are some nuances. Draperies are usually pleated, lined and are floor length and impart a more tailored and formal style. Drapes are attached to hooks on a rod with a cord component to open and close them and the fabrics are often heavier and more expensive and ornate.Curtains are usually suspended from rings, or rods or ties and create a more casual appearance as the fabrics are usually light and airy and often come unlined and impart a breezy feel to a room. The three types of curtains are: panels, cafe curtains and tiers. Panels are the most basic and versatile and easy to use, as you can have any length and add a large variety of top decoration.Panels can hang straight down or be tied back to provide more light. Panels are so “in” today! A café curtain only covers the lower half of a window and usually hangs from a pole by clips, rings, tabs or ties. Café curtains reflect a cottage style and are a trend to watch with today’s twist of modern fabrics. Tiered curtains are a combination of two half curtains covering the lower and upper parts of the window, creating another soft easy style. Don’t get tripped up and whether you call them curtains or drapes, anyway you hang them, I just lump the terms together and think of them as a soft, flowing nightgown for your windows.

Blinds With Curtains

Ack! Answers just breed more questions, huh? Denise, we would switch out your lighting above the sink for something with more bulbs so you can get more light in there. Other than a skylight or punching out a window it’s the way to go. Susan, we would definitely suggest creating the look of one long rod across the entire wall and softening the windows and the door with curtains. I don’t have a picture to show you, but removing the finials on the ends of the rods that meet should do the trick. Kori, you can just skip the blinds and go for curtains on either side or hang them higher as you suggested so they don’t interfere with the door. TB, this is a toughie. I would actually just play around with things (maybe purchase bamboo blinds and curtains and rods and save the receipts and see what works in such a tight space). You might want to just go for bamboo blinds mounted to the molding and leave the curtains for another space since they’ll be under a soffit anyway. Hope it helps! xo, s

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Faux Wood Blinds For the best value and for an uncomplicated look, faux wood blinds are always my first choice. Why? Here are some of my favorite words: affordable, efficient, attractive, and easy maintenance. That means no fading, or fraying and just a quick swipe now and then. I mean really, what’s not to love? Faux wood blinds look and feel like wood blinds, but are less expensive and more durable. Since these blinds won’t warp or fade, they are the best option for humid climates or high moisture rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens.

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Panel Track Blinds Panel track blinds are the best thing to happen to sliding glass doors and large picture windows since vinyl vertical blinds! You can’t beat these when covering a large space. A cross between drapery and vertical blinds, a series of panels slide open and closed on a track system. So cool. When mounted to the ceiling, panel track blinds can also be used as a room divider. The variety of materials offered range from basic vinyl to solar screens to natural woven woods. Once your sliding glass doors are outfitted with smashing fabric panels, you will become a panel fan.

Blinds With Curtains

CHAPTER 4: WINDOW TREATMENT IDEAS FOR DOORS Sliding Door Window Treatment Ideas The search for window treatments for doors, especially sliding glass doors, always seems to perplex people. Well, it shouldn’t, as there are many alternative options to finding the solution that fits your style. Your first choice might be vertical blinds, which are installed on a track across the top of the window and can be pulled closed just like drapes. Many people choose popular verticals but Panel Track blinds are a modern and versatile choice as each panel slides effortlessly on a track, so clean and smooth. I love Panel Tracks because so many colors, fabric patterns and even woven woods are offered. Since heat loss is a big concern with large glass doors, I often choose vertical cellular shades. They work just like a regular cellular shade, only sideways and bigger. Hanging drapery is a popular style to decoratively cover your sliding glass doors, as long as you don’t mind the push and pull every morning and night! It’s always a workout with drapes. Window Treatment Ideas for French Doors Sheer shades are perfect on French doors for letting filtered light into your home. They are so light and breezy. Roller and solar shades are another great option. Roller shades come in so many colors and textures and solar shades are best if you need to control some of the incoming light but still want to have a bit of a view to the outside. If the doors are frequently used, you will want the hold down brackets that keep the bottom of the shade in place so the blinds won’t bang around every time you let the dog out. For interior French doors, which might separate an office or formal dining room from the rest of the house, sheer horizontal or sheer roller shades are a chic way to provide a little privacy. Sheers are “sheerly” wonderful! Patio Door Window Treatment Ideas Patio Doors are an ode to the outdoors and whether your patio door is a huge slider leading to the backyard or a standard door with a window leading to your deck, you have many ways to keep the sun in or out and your view and privacy intact. Vertical blinds and panel track blinds are durable and are the “working horse” for large windows as they are strong but fluid. Lined drapery or vertical cellular shades are the best way to go if temperature control is a priority. You could also opt for sheer vertical shades which I recommend for the look and appeal of sheer drapery, but also have vanes that can be tilted opened or closed. Whatever you choose, let the light be your friend and not your enemy. CHAPTERS Diffrent Types Ideas by Style Ideas by Room Ideas for Doors Shapes & Sizes Valance Ideas Curtain Ideas Ideas by Price Texture Ideas Design Show Idea Pictures

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CHAPTER 4: WINDOW TREATMENT IDEAS FOR DOORS Sliding Door Window Treatment Ideas The search for window treatments for doors, especially sliding glass doors, always seems to perplex people. Well, it shouldn’t, as there are many alternative options to finding the solution that fits your style. Your first choice might be vertical blinds, which are installed on a track across the top of the window and can be pulled closed just like drapes. Many people choose popular verticals but Panel Track blinds are a modern and versatile choice as each panel slides effortlessly on a track, so clean and smooth. I love Panel Tracks because so many colors, fabric patterns and even woven woods are offered. Since heat loss is a big concern with large glass doors, I often choose vertical cellular shades. They work just like a regular cellular shade, only sideways and bigger. Hanging drapery is a popular style to decoratively cover your sliding glass doors, as long as you don’t mind the push and pull every morning and night! It’s always a workout with drapes. Window Treatment Ideas for French Doors Sheer shades are perfect on French doors for letting filtered light into your home. They are so light and breezy. Roller and solar shades are another great option. Roller shades come in so many colors and textures and solar shades are best if you need to control some of the incoming light but still want to have a bit of a view to the outside. If the doors are frequently used, you will want the hold down brackets that keep the bottom of the shade in place so the blinds won’t bang around every time you let the dog out. For interior French doors, which might separate an office or formal dining room from the rest of the house, sheer horizontal or sheer roller shades are a chic way to provide a little privacy. Sheers are “sheerly” wonderful! Patio Door Window Treatment Ideas Patio Doors are an ode to the outdoors and whether your patio door is a huge slider leading to the backyard or a standard door with a window leading to your deck, you have many ways to keep the sun in or out and your view and privacy intact. Vertical blinds and panel track blinds are durable and are the “working horse” for large windows as they are strong but fluid. Lined drapery or vertical cellular shades are the best way to go if temperature control is a priority. You could also opt for sheer vertical shades which I recommend for the look and appeal of sheer drapery, but also have vanes that can be tilted opened or closed. Whatever you choose, let the light be your friend and not your enemy.

Blinds With Curtains

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