Window Treatment Color Trends for 2018

When purchasing window treatments and bedding, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is what color palette to go with. Popular colors for home décor can change from year to year, but buying a specific color in 2018 doesn’t mean the appearance of your window treatments will be out of date next year. However, it may make it easier to find matching furniture, decorative pieces, and paint, as colors tend to become fashionable at the same time.

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Roman Shade Styles – How to Choose

Expertly crafted to order, Fashion Window Treatments’ custom Roman Shades are available in over 350 fabrics and four distinct styles, including Flat Fold, Hobbled, Casual and Tucked. Roman Shades give windows the softness and style of draperies with less bulk. They’re easy to operate and can give you complete privacy when lowered. Clean lines and classic tailoring have made Roman Shades a popular choice for interior designers and homeowners alike. And because they are available in a range of styles and materials – from classic to casual to elegant – it’s easy to find a look that complements your space.

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Window Valance Styles

A valance, i.e. a top treatment or a window topper, is a window treatment that decorates the top of a window.  There are many different styles of valances and ways that they can be hung, which may influence the style you choose.

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Choosing Your Custom Window Treatment

Picking the perfect custom window treatments for your home or office should be fun, but with so many options to choose from, it can sometimes be overwhelming.  Here are a few helpful tips to consider when picking your perfect window coverings.

1)    Purpose.  Begin by determining the purpose these window treatments will serve.  Do you need to insure privacy or are they just for decoration.  Do you need them to cover the entire window or will partial coverage suffice.  Maybe you want to keep the heat out or in.  And remember to consider the view too!

2)    Style.  From swags to drapes or shades to sheers, the style of your window treatment depends on many of the factors mentioned above.  Swags are often decorative while drapes can keep out the sun.  Or you can consider sheers to let the natural light in and shades are nice if you want to raise or lower them as needed.

3)    Fabric.  Solids or prints, textured or not, the fabric you pick for your custom window treatments are sure to reflect your personal taste and style.  Lined for privacy or for climate control or simply decorative to frame a window in style, consider a fabric that will suit the function for each decorative window treatment.

4)    Finishing Touches.  For added emphasis you may want to consider custom valances or cornices to complete the look.  Designed to enhance, these added finishing touches are sure to impress. And, consider the possibilities the addition of tassels or trims will add to the overall look.


Giving your Home a New Look with New Window Treatments

Did you know that you don’t have to do a major remodel or paint job in order to give your home a new look? It’s true. By changing your window treatments you can change the look of room instantaneously and with little effort.

Want to spice it up a little more…add a couple matching decorative throw pillows in the room. What better time to give your home a new look, than during the spring?

You can go from having a valance on your window to having curtains as your window treatment. Or change your current valance window treatment to a new fabric that you just love and add solid colored rod pocket panels to hang beneath your valance and have the tiebacks made in the same fabric as your valance to give your room a decorator touch.

There are so many options these days when it comes to window treatments and we are here to assist you with any questions you have.


Determining Fullness for Gathered Style Valances

Ask most decorators and they will tell you to always have your window valance (the shirred/gathered style) to be 2 ½ times fullness. This means if your rod is 40” wide, you would want a 100” wide valance (ie: 40 x 2.5 = 100).

While we agree with this most of the time, there are some gathered window valances that look better when they are not so full. For one, balloon style valances when using too much fabric will not look as they should, they will look crowded and droopy.

We also feel that thicker linen type fabrics do not necessarily need to be at industry standards to achieve a custom full appearance. What is most important to some people is not as important to others.

While fullness is often associated with custom draperies and valances, some customers prefer to see more of the actual fabric print, which if the fabric is quite full they will lose.

We list on our website what fullness we suggest for all our gathered styled valances. When in doubt, feel free to send us a quick email or phone call to help you determine the best size to order.