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Custom Drapes for the Living Room

Complete your newly decorated room with picture perfect windows.

If you're looking for ideas to add a dramatic finish to your newly decorated room, there's no better way than beautiful and stylish custom window treatments. Dressing your windows gives your room an extra special touch that truly reflects your personal style. But with so many treatments to choose from, how do you know what's right for your space? I've created a handy list of inspiring ideas that are time-tested, classic, and beautiful.

Versatile Draperies

From traditional to modern, draperies are the most flexible of all the window treatments, offering endless combinations of fabrics, lengths, patterns, and colors. Dress your windows in bold color for maximum contrast, or use a subtle neutral that will look lovely with any paint shade or furniture change. Pick fully operable drapes for maintaining heat and cold in the home, or a subtle decorative side panel for an accent of class and beauty.

Custom Cornices and Valances  

For a striking custom top treatment, cornices and valances are a great way to add dimension and architectural detail to your home. Make any window pop with a 3-dimensional look that can stand alone or be paired with a variety of other window treatments. Ranging in style from clean fabric boxes to ornate beveled wood, cornices and valances can be customized to any window, including hard-to-fit bay windows and other odd sizes and shapes.

Custom Shade and ValancePlantation Shutters

Plantation shutters create a clean, traditional look that has withstood the test of time, offering a relevant, fresh addition to any home. Pretty yet practical, shutters can resist moisture in high-humidity areas and offer unparalleled temperature and light control. They are available in many louver sizes, several frame styles, and can have invisible tilt mechanisms — even motorized tilt.  

Window Blinds and Shades

Window blinds and shades have evolved far beyond the simple and functional. You can find a variety of customized window blinds made with wood, grasses, reeds, vinyl, and fabric. For a more whimsical touch, there are even graphic shades — blinds with an image that shows when the shade is closed. Dress up your child's room with their favorite cartoon character, or outfit the windows in your den with your favorite sports team for a fun look that reflects your family's unique style.

I hope these ideas will inspire you as you put the finishing touches on your room. Remember, there's a window covering solution for every décor — the fun is in finding the one that's just right for you. 

 
About the Author

Jacque Peterson has over 30 years of experience creating dramatic, custom window treatments and is the owner of Exciting Windows! by Window Covering Gallery in Colorado Springs, CO.  

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