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Custom Window Treatments: A Beginner's Guide

When it comes to the world of custom window treatments, the possibilities seem endless.  Window treatment type, fabric choice, color, etc. are all decisions that are up to you! While having the opportunity to make all these choices is extremely important when it comes to designing and accessorizing your dream home, it can also be very overwhelming.  The design specialists at Carmen’s Custom Window Treatments in Cleveland want to make your window treatment shopping experience as enjoyable and painless as possible. Keep reading and find our Window Treatments: A Beginner’s Guide below!

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Blinds

Blinds are one of the most popular choices when it comes to window treatments.  They are usually the most affordable choice and offer more function than style. If you’re looking for a cost effective window treatment to provide privacy, blinds may be the way to go.  Consider upgrading to faux wood blinds for a more stylish look.  

 
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Shades

Shades are a soft window treatment and are made of fabric.  While you can’t make light-filtering adjustments like you can with blinds, you do have a choice in the level of opacity of your shades.  Shades come in a variety of types, the most popular being roller, roman, and cellular or honeycomb shades. Roller shades pull down from a roll like wrapping paper.  Roman shades fold up accordion style when opened. Cellular or honeycomb shades provide privacy, insulation, and light control.  

 
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Shutters

Shutters are usually the priciest option when it comes to custom window treatments.  Plantation shutters allow for light control and can be layered with other window treatments such as drapes.  They are usually made from quality wood, composite, or other polymer materials.

 
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Curtains 

Curtains allow for the most customization when it comes to window treatments.  When you choose curtains, you’re able to choose fabric, pattern, rod, and length.  A good rule of thumb is to have your curtains hover one inch about the floor. 


 

When it comes to choosing your custom window treatments, it’s best to speak with an experienced design professional like the ones at Carmen’s Custom Window Treatments in Cleveland. Carmen’s has been providing expert commercial and residential custom window coverings for Northeast Ohio for 70 years. Not only do they offer a variety of drapery styles, shades, blinds, and shutters, but they also offer complimentary on-site consultations with one of their experienced designers. See more of their work here or contact them today to set up your complimentary consultation.