Window Treatments: Getting The Right Covering Materials For Your Windows

Posted on: 12 January 2022

Window coverings fall into one of the three main categories: shades, blinds, and shutters. You also have soft alternatives like drapes, curtains, and roman shades. Some coverings are made up of hard and soft elements, known as layered treatments. Here are four top options that you should consider when looking for a window treatment alternative.

Cellular Shades

The unique thing about cellular shades is their design that minimizes the amount of heat that gets inside the house and keeps your interiors cool. You can choose shades with single, double, or triple cells. They're also very effective in minimizing the glare that gets inside your home. For example, you can choose a type that filters a little bit of the light but still brings the outdoors into the home. You could also pick an option that gives the home a complete blackout. During the winter, the cells hold the warmth in the air inside the house. The shades come from soft fabric and colors that agree with your overall interior décor.

Shoji Panels

Shoji panels are an exotic window treatment idea borrowed from Japanese interior décor. They are versatile, and you can use them as interior décor elements, room separators, or window treatments. The fabricators make the main panel with bamboo and add a layer of translucent paper made out of rice. The paper allows some light into the house. You can use these panels in any part of the house, including the skylights.


Drapery is all types of curtain materials, and they come in various colors, textures, and designs. You can use them to create an informal elegant look in the home. The market offers countless curtain designs according to ease of cleaning, how well they insulate the home from noise and light, fire resistance, and lifespan. An interior décor expert can help you choose the ideal types for your needs.

Blinds With Pleats

Pleated blinds come from a material that pulls up to sit flat on the window and disappear when open. They have a top-down and bottom to up design, making them ideal for easy lighting control in the home. 

These are only a few of the many window treatment options available in the market. Get trusted and reliable suppliers to help you pick and install the custom window treatment for your home for maximum light control, insulation as well as aesthetic appeal.

For more information, contact a local company, like Thundersley Interiors.