Window Treatments DesignBlinds:
Window treatments made of horizontal or vertical slats. These are held in place with string, cord or fabric tape. They can be made of plastic, metal, or wood.

Curtains are unlined window coverings. They do not move. They are hung with a rod or pole and held back with tiebacks. They are usually made with sheer fabric. They vary in length.

Window treatments made of heavy or light fabric. They can be stationary or mobile. They can be used with tiebacks mounted on the side of a window. They usually fall to the floor. They are usually lined with thermal, privacy or blackout lining.

Window Treatments DesignApron:
Window Molding found below the window sill.

Arched Valance:
This is a window treatment that is arched along the lower edge of the window.

Austrian Shade:
A fabric window covering with soft scallops that run the length of the shade. They move up and down with cords that are threaded through rings.

Awning Windows: These are windows that are hinged on top and they swing outward when they open. They are specifically made by an awning manufacturer.

Window Treatments DesignBalloon Shades: These are fabric shades with inverted pleats and they fall into rounded shapes at the bottom.

Bay window: This is a window that extends outward from the wall and forms a protrusion on the outside of the home.

Box Pleats: These are deep, inverted and tailored pleats. They give a boxy look.

Window Treatments DesignBrackets: These are installation parts that are mounted on the window frame or wall and are used to install the headrail of a window treatment.

Break: The break is where the drapery panel hangs past the finished floor length. It causes a fold in the fabric.

Cafe Curtains: This is a window treatment that covers the bottom half of a window.

Cafe Rod: This is a narrow metal or plastic rod used to hang lightweight curtains.

Cellular Shades: These are also called honeycomb shades and they are fabric shades. They use air pockets for maximum energy efficiency. They insulate from heat, cold and sound.

Window Treatments DesignCenter draw:
This is where the drapery rods open and close from the center.

These are side panels and are usually pleated. They can be long or short.

Clip Rings:
These are small metal, plastic or wood rings with a clip used to hang curtains or draperies.

Continuous Cord Loop:
This is a window treatment mechanism that uses a pulley system to raise or lower the shade.

Controls are mechanisms that are used to raise, lower and tilt the window treatment. They are usually wands or cords.

This is the window treatment mechanism that raises and lowers the blinds or shades by pushing or pulling on the bottom rail.

This is a decorative wooden or fabric header which is placed above the window to hide the drapery hardware.

Window Treatments DesignDrapery Hooks:
These hooks are inserted into the back of the pleats of the drapes.

This is a technique by which the drapes are looped in curves and folds.

Draw Draperies:
These are drapes that hang from a rod and can be drawn open or closed by a cord system.

This is a decorative piece that is used to finish the ends of the drapery rod. They are usually made of wood or metal.

Fringe is a decorative trim sewn into the edges and hems of curtain panels.

Header:This is the top edge of a rod pocket curtain that forms a ruffle when the curtain is on a rod.

Window Treatments DesignHoldbacks: These allow the curtain or drapery to be pulled to one side of the window. They come in all shapes and designs and materials.

Inside Mount: This is where the window treatment is installed inside the moldings that surround the window.

Jabot: This is a piece of fabric which drapes down either side of a valance. It is often pleated and tapered.

Leading Edge: This is the sewn fabric edge at the opening of a window treatment.

This is fabric which is used as a backing for draperies. They add fullness to the drapery and are used to control light and offer privacy.

This is the part of the shutter that is used to control the amount of light that enters. It is similar to the slats of the blind.

This is the area where drapery panels lap over each other at the center of the rod.

Pleated Shades:
These are shades that are made of single layers of evening spaced pleated fabric.

A long drape that falls to the floor creating a puddle of fabric which offers a soft, full look.

This is the distance from the front of the drapery rod to the wall where it is mounted.

Window Treatments DesignRoller Shades: These are shades which are made of vinyl or fabric. They are attached to spring rollers or cluch operations and mounted to the inside or the outside of a window frame.

Roman Shades: These are shades that are drawn up from the bottom with the use of cords or rings. They create horizontal folds when they are raised. They are also offered as a cordless option. The most popular Roman Shades today is flat.

Satellite Eye:
This is the tiny sensor that works with the remote control on motorized blinds.

This is a drapery panel made of sheer fabric which is usually used underneath the outer drapery.

Window Treatments DesignShutters:
These are paneled window treatments that use louvers for light control. When closed they offer excellent insulation. Basswood is the best.

Slats are the part of the horizontal blind that is used to control the amount of light that passed through.

Swag: These are pieces of fabric which are draped over a rod.

Tension Rod:
These rods are adjustable and are spring loaded. They mount to the inside of a window frame.

A tieback holds the drapery fabric away from the center of the window.

Traverse Rod:
They are usually hidden drapery rods that allow the panels to open and close.

Trim: These are decorative cords, braids or fringes. They are applied to the edges or hems of draperies.

Valance: This is a window treatment that covers the top of the window and also the drapery hardware. It is usually gathered on a curtain rod.

Venetian Blinds: These are blinds made of metal or wood and are attached to cloth tape. They use a pulley or cord system.

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