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7 Different Types of Window Treatments for Your Home

window treatments

Light is a great mood effector, and we can use it to give style, function, and energy to our homes. Custom window treatments help you control the light and style in every room of your Toronto home.


When deciding on custom window treatments consider the use of the room. You should also look at what types of materials you like and the different product types available.


See how the light changes in each room. Toronto also has significant sunlight changes from season to season. Knowing how the light affects the use of the space can help you decide on your window treatment.


Materials, Aesthetics, and Mood

The materials you select affects the aesthetic, use, and mood of a room. Questions to ask before you start are: Do you want to bring in light or keep light out? What is the style of the room? 


Product Types for Function and Style

The type of product, shades, blinds, or drapes, is like a tool you can use to control the light. Use a variety of products available to fulfill the functions you desire.


Window Treatments for Every Room

You don't need to use the same window treatments in every room. Different treatments work better in different areas of your home.

1. Shades 

Shades are constructed of softer materials, are of a roll-out type design. Shades are very versatile in the Toronto home. Shades are the best choice for offices, bathrooms, and kitchens.


2. Roman Shades

Roman shades are a combination of drapery and shade and fold up to let in more light. These are perfect for kitchens or bedrooms. They can add a softer feel to the aesthetic of a room.


3. Blinds

Blinds are made from harder materials (woods, vinyl, or metal) and fitted to the inside of the window frame. Blinds are high-use, window treatments. Custom blinds are best used in bathrooms, offices, and rooms where you need to adjust the light often.


4. Shutters

Shutters, like blinds, are also made of harder materials but attach to the outside of the window frame. Shutters work well in kitchens, open-concept, and larger spaces.


5. Drapery

Drapery curtains are fabrics that can serve as more than style in a room. They can help keep light out and increase privacy. Combined with blinds and shades, drapery can accentuate your decor. Drapery is common in most rooms of the home but is most often used in living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms.


6. Panels

Panels are another form of drapery, yet, they are long singular pieces. Panels can lengthen a short window, or add a splash of color a room might need.


7. Blackout

Blackout curtains and drapes keep the light completely out. They are excellent for bedrooms and offices.


Bring in the Light!

Light is a commodity in Toronto! Light can either make or break the mood and comfort of a room. Gain more function and style in your home or office with our guidelines for the perfect window treatments. 


Set up a consultation with Toronto-based Mayfair Drapery & Rug to get beautiful custom window treatments for your home or office today, and let the light in—or keep it out!


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