Imagine a window that’s just a pane of glass. Pretty bare-looking, right? But humans have an innate need to adorn things. And so they invented window treatments.
What exactly is a window treatment? Admittedly, it’s a bit of decorator-speak that isn’t used much outside of interior design circles. But even if you don’t know the term, you probably know examples — shades, blinds, curtains or shutters.
That’s a varied list, and there are infinite variations within each category, too. Often, the options can seem overwhelming. So here’s a beginners’ guide: a look at the different types of window treatments, what they do, and what to consider when deciding what’ll work in your home.