The Black Goose Design Blog

Window Treatment Wisdom
Tuesday May 25 2021

It’s no wonder window dressings are commonly referred to as “treatments.” If there’s an important player in a home that should be treated well, it’s the windows. That said, your treatment choices should accent your space and not act as focal points. Let’s remove the blind(s)fold and take a look at various treatment options and why they work well.

roman shades in kitchen 

WHY WINDOW TREATMENTS?

Whether your window treatments are strictly decorative or serve a functioning purpose, they bring the benefits. Check out these window-treatment pros:  

  • Add color
  • Present pattern possibility
  • Create texture
  • Soften external noise
  • Increase insulation
  • Reduce internal noise (echo, vibration)
  • Provide privacy
  • Enhance or block light (depending on finish)

 

WINDOW TREATMENT PLACEMENT

As a general rule of thumb, it’s smart to place curtain rods close to the ceiling, as it makes the room appear larger. We also advise extending the length of your rod beyond your window so your panels can sit past the opening and not in front of it. This will make your window look better and maximize light flow. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, including these golden guidelines. It’s why we encourage you to consult one of our team members at The Black Goose Design when choosing window treatments and placing hardware.

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Speaking of hardware, it’s not as simple has hanging a curtain from a rod. Your hardware options vary depending on the purpose and type of treatment you’re adding. Let’s take a closer look at one of our go-to rod options…  

TALKING TRAVERSE RODS

Traverse curtain rods use an internal track and slide system and clips or curtain pins to pull curtains/panels open and shut. They’re ideal for:

  • Functioning window treatments that are opened and closed regularly
  • High/tall windows
  • Heavy panels/curtains

 traverse rod

when a traverse rod makes sense

WHEN IN ROME…

…Do as the roman shades do. At The Black Goose Design, we’re big fans of this low-profile option. It’s ideal for spots with limited surrounding wall space, such as kitchen and bathroom windows, as well as windows that share real estate with surrounding furnishings (bed, sofa, table, etc.).

small window treatment ideas

how to dress windows behind furniture 

 

THINK BEYOND THE WINDOW

Why should walled windows have all the fun? Don't forget to dress those doors! Contact one of our designers to discuss your door design ideas.

window treatments for doors 

WINDOW WISDOME

Let’s close the window on this conversation by reiterating our top treatment tip — draperies and dressings of all kinds should serve to enhance your overall space, not steal the show. Don’t be shy if you’re feeling stuck or unsure. We’re here to enhance your window wisdom and help you come up with the perfect treatment plan for your home. Stop by, call, or even reach out via DM on Instagram.




Labels: window treatment how-to, choosing the best window treatment for your home, traverse rods, working with a designer, door drapery, window hardware, draperies, curtains, roman shades