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Redecorating your home interior requires more than money because it involves knowing what you want to achieve. Same thing goes with designing your window covering. And since window covering brings a lot of weight and overall appearance to your interior, this is probably the single home detailing issue you should spend most of your time on.

If you have yet to realize its importance, try imagining your home without window covering. It's just like the day that you move in to an empty home right? Bare and lifeless; not to mention of course the fact that you can see your neighbors looking at you from afar. Window covering therefore has two main objectives: to cover your interior and to accentuate your interior decorations.

Fulfilling these two objectives of course is not just installing any covering you find attractive at the department store. It requires the taste which only you can define. So, choosing window covering is not just picking up the first thing that your hands have laid on.

There are lots of pre-manufactured window coverings out there. And sometimes, selecting one that is perfect for your home can be very overwhelming. But it should not become hard that it already becomes a burden. The following provides information on the different types of window covering designs you may want to consider.

Blinds – There are 4 basic types of blinds: vinyl, aluminum, wood, and fabric. There are 2 basic blinds constructions: horizontal and vertical. Horizontal blinds are used commonly for standard windows Blinds are perfect for corner windows, patio doors, and bay windows. Vertical blinds are perfect for bay windows, corner windows and patio doors.

Curtains – Classic and timeless, curtains are often installed on kitchens with short windows and casement. Design and color selection are wide.

Swags – Swags can be combined with shutters, curtains, shades, and blinds. They can be easily created by simply draping fabric over curtain rods or hooks.

Shutters – Shutters are fixed or adjustable solid panels or louvers and are made of wood. They are fully customizable so they can fit your window of any size. Installing shutters can definitely add decorative effect to your home since the design can compliment to your present interior theme.

Shades – Basically, shades can either filter or block lights from the outside. They are available in wide variety of designs depending on your light requirement. They coordinate well with furniture or wall coverings.

Draperies – Adding a formal touch to your interior requires you to place draperies as window covering. They can run from ceiling all the way down to the floor which can easily give an effect of higher ceiling. Elegant and stylish, draperies can make your window full and well textured at the same time, keeping your window open to let natural light come to in.

Valances – Valances can be used as shirred, lace panels, pleated draperies, over sheers or toppers. Valances can put balance to the room and create an effect that windows are taller. Depending on the design you choose, valances can set an appropriate mood to your interior.

Art Glass or Stained Glass – Turning your window into a work of art requires one thing: installing art glass or stained glass to your window. In sunny days, it adds light and color to your interior, which have great effect to your room.

Rob Buenaventura has worked in the home improvement industry for several years. Learn more about window treatment ideas , window covering designs and other home remodeling ideas at


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