Saturday, August 14, 2010

Window Treatments - Give Protection and Great Decoration Ideas Too

Window treatments are very useful when it comes to protection and privacy. However, new trends are coming out that make these window treatments more of decorative pieces too. It is good to at least have one feature but why not settle for one if you could have both - that is, protection and decoration.
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Window treatments are designed to protect us from the external harmful factors like the sun and dust. These can either be installed in the outer or inner part of the window. There are the green window treatments too that are more environment-friendly than the regular ones. Examples of these treatments are the blinds, shades, curtains, and window panels.

Curtains are the traditional ways of treating a window. They come in different fabrics that also provide different level of protection and insulation. They also come in different designs and styles from simple to intricate draperies and pleats. Silks are the most noted fabrics for curtains that offer good insulation.
Next are the blinds which also come in different materials like wood and synthetic plastics. They can be either Venetian types or Romans. Roman blinds are also associated to shades that are made up of fabrics in different patterns. The good thing about shades is that you can complement the fabric to your interior, giving your room a classy appearance. Venetians, on the other side, are those blinds made up of panels joined together by a piece of string. There are models that are motorized just like the Roman or shade blinds.

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Window panels are just like screens that protect the interior part of our house from the damaging heat of the sun. Panels come in different protection level. The higher the protection level is the more opaque it becomes. Shutters are also another type of window treatment that totally blocks the light. These are good for those who have sleeping problems during day time like the children.
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Whatever our need is for protection and privacy there are window treatments that will cater to it. We can make use of these treatments as decors aside from the benefits mentioned above. These are also ideal ways of making any room conducive for a certain purpose and give texture to the house interior. You can also wear both window treatments at the same time. Like for example; the blinds which you can top with curtains hanging on both sides while leaving the blind visible in the center.


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