Think of window treatments as the little black dress of your home. On one hand, Roman shades, silk curtains or plain old blinds are practical must-haves. They block streetlight glares and morning rays, help insulate against heat and cold, and even shield you from the eyes of prying neighbors. But with the right flourishes, they also serve as decorations, elevating your home from just-out-of-college bare to magazine beautiful.
There are many choices — and price ranges — when it comes to window treatments. Here’s advice to help you get good products and good deals.