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.


Flat Drapery Panels

One of the nice things about Flat Drapery panels is that they can be used as functional drapes. Typically if you wanted a drape that could function as well as look good, you were either using a pleated style, grommet style or a tabbed style of drape.

The Flat Drapery panel offers a casual appeal that many of today’s consumers are drawn to.  The panels look clean and simple yet classy and are easy to open and close, not a lot of fussiness.

Standard lining will work well on these panels, however, whenever using light weight fabrics, we recommend using classic napped lining for extra body, fullness and drape-ablility.


Grommet Curtains

Grommet style draperies are an excellent choice when contemporary decors appeal to you. Grommet panels offer a clean look that depending on the style and color of grommet you choose can make an ever bigger statement in your room.

Square shaped grommets give you a bit more modern look than the typical round set grommet.

Grommet curtains are a great option when needing a functional style drape as the curtain can be opened and closed easily with a pull of the panel, for this reason alone many people opt for grommet panels.


Our Pillow Shams Present Decorative Opportunities

We believe that a well-designed home is a happy home. That’s why we offer the best selection of fashionable interior design products. For instance, when you want to enhance the fashion of your bedroom, our pillow shams can help.

When you pair our custom bedding and pillow shams together, it’s as if you paid an interior designer, without the cost. We offer a wide array of pillow shams, so we have something for everyone. Whether you want to match the pillow shams to the style of your bedding or are looking to produce a sharp contrast, we have the pillow shams to get the job done.

When you purchase pillow shams, you are purchasing home decor, which is why choosing Fashion Window Treatments is a great idea. We offer the utmost quality in every product we sell. This is important because when it comes to fashion, everyone has different opinions.

Our only goal is to make you happy, which is why we offer the selection of pillow shams that we do. We can even use your own fabric to create beautiful pillow shams. Whatever your decorative goals, our pillow shams can surpass them.

The shapes and styles of pillow shams we offer keep all creative options open. These creative options include envelope pillow shams, Euro pillow shams, flanged pillow shams, and ruffled pillow shams. We encourage our potential customers to look around our website and take in all of the decorative possibilities.

Then, when you’re ready to upgrade your bedroom with pillow shams, we are ready to help.