Choosing the Best Custom Window Treatments for Your Home

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Custom window treatments are just as personal as the clothes you wear or your accessories. Deciding which window treatments to use will undoubtedly vary from room to room and depend on a variety of factors including climate, location, and priorities such as aesthetics and functionality. Before deciding on blinds, shades, shutters, drapes, etc. consider the following before selecting or designing window treatments for your home.


Blinds are functional, provide privacy, and are relatively easy to install and keep clean. Depending on your needs, mini blinds or wood/faux wood blinds are great options and come in a wide variety of colors, shades, and textures. Choosing wood blinds from natural textures such as bamboo is part of the fun in the design process. Wood blinds also provide extra privacy and insulation from heat and cold as well as control the light that enters the room. Vertical blinds are perfect for patio doors and provide the same privacy, light control, and insulation.

Curtains and Drapes

Curtains have the advantage of easily covering windows and openings of all shapes and sizes without being too expensive. If your needs include total light blocking or extra insulation, curtains and drapes are a great option with blackout varieties and heavy fabrics designed to insulate windows. Designing curtains and drapes using beautiful and stylish fabrics to fit in with any decor and floor design in your home will provide a sense of luxury and comfort.


Shades are a nice compromise between curtains and blinds as they allow you to control light in the room but are a soft window treatment. Blinds give you more control over the light allowed in the room because the slats can be adjusted but are harder and bulkier than shades. Shades are one continuous line that can be raised or lowered to suit your needs. Shades are made from a lighter material such as fabric much like curtains.

While all of these window treatments are quite lovely, each serves a functional purpose and gives a room a different feel. For more style ideas and suggestions for your home schedule a consultation with Gallery of Shades. We’ll help you design the custom window treatments that best fit your needs.

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  • Annika Larson June 19, 2017, 9:39 am

    Right now, my husband and I are looking to decorate our home a little with some custom window treatments. We want to make sure that we choose treatments that are functional and stylish for our home. As you said, curtains and drapes designed with a beautiful and stylish fabric can help match any decor and also help block out the light. We’ll look into some curtain designs.

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