Traditional window treatments ensure total privacy at night, when homes are lit
By: Roger King
Traditional window treatments are plentiful and will be determine in which treatments work best on which windows. But for all their benefits, windows present more than a few practical challenges.
Popular windows such as Alcove, Awning, Double Hung, Picture, Sliding, Triple, Corner, Casement, and Bay windows, all appreciated their graceful proportions and hardworking features.
Double-hung windows have two sashes, an upper, outside sash that moves down and a lower, inside sash that moves up. For a look that completely covers the window, try pleated curtain panels on rings on top of wood blinds.
Kitchen window treatments like Casement windows have sashes that are hinged on the side and crank or push outwards. Blinds and shades are appropriate, especially softened with a valance or cornice.
Corner windows can be treated as one or have simple, matching modern window treatments. Alcove windows are often difficult to dress because there is limited or sometimes no space around the window. A simple treatment with minimal hardware is the way to go.
Awning windows are hinged and swing outwards, in combination with fixed-glass windows. Rather than focusing on the covering, why not start with the windows?