"Fluted poles, rings and decorative finials supporting two town fabric side panels, allows for an unobstructed view of Central Park - just the right finishing touch for this elegant New York apartment."
It never stops being fun for me to see a decorated room emerge from an empty space. First the rugs go down and the color pattern draws you in. Then the furniture arrives and people say, “How come the room looks bigger with things in it than without?” But, when the window treatments go up, it’s always the “ah” factor. “Ah, now the room looks warm, elegant, inviting – finished!”
Window treatments, along with accessories, create that completed look whether your room has a beautiful view or you face a brick wall - but windows can be challenging to dress. So, let’s examine some general parameters to help you meet your challenges. First, let’s determine the difference between “hard goods” and “soft goods” according to designer workrooms. As a general rule, workrooms describe “hard goods” as items that cover the window and create privacy, while “soft goods” frame the window, but don’t cover it.
Let’s identify a few types that cover or just decorate windows:
These basic styles and many combinations thereof, along with the hundreds of choices of fabrics, are the reason why even designers often puzzle over the perfect pairing of window and design. Do your research before you make a final choice by looking at magazines and visiting showrooms that carry various window treatments. The “ah” factor will be worth it.