Window treatment

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elaborate window treatment

A window treatment is a cover or modification of a window, often with the aim of enhancing the aesthetics of the window and the room.

Such treatments include:

  • Hard treatments – these are made of hard materials such as wood, vinyl or aluminum. A more in depth description of the different types of hard treatments can be found below:
    • Window shutters; are usually installed into the window frame and consist of louvers, made either of wood or a poly resin that can either be stationary or tilt. They do not move up and down like blinds but in certain applications can fold across the window. Types of shutters include:
      • Wood shutters
      • Poly resin shutters
    • Window blinds; have louvers which allow the user to open to a view without lifting the shade. It allows one to manipulate the light to create a customized feel. The name blinds comes from their use in blocking people from seeing into a home; they essentially "blind the observer's view". Over time, many new options and designs have developed, including anti-dust features and fabric tapes for blinds.
    • Types of blinds include:
      • Natural wood blinds
      • Faux wood blinds (also known by brand names such as Plaswood)
      • Vinyl mini blinds in various sizes, e.g. 25 mm and 50 mm (1" and 2")
      • Vinyl/fabric vertical blinds
      • Aluminum blinds
    • Window shades; are a piece of fabric which rolls, stacks or folds, opening to a view only when the shade is rolled up. That was the classic definition, now certain shades do allow for "view through".
    • Types of shades include:
      • Roman shades
      • Roller shades
      • Solar shades
      • Cellular shades
      • Pleated shades
      • Sheer shades
  • Soft treatments are anything made of soft materials, such as:

Treatments around the window include:

Treatments applied directly to the glass include:

Modern professional window treatments offer options for mobilized systems or systems which are designed for children safety.

See also[edit]

  • Window covering, materials used to cover windows for managing sunlight, privacy, provide weatherproofing or decoration