Buying Guide to Window Treatments
When shopping for window treatments, there are many things to consider before buying, from color to style to how much light to let in. Use this guide to help simplify the decision process!
Light Filtration and Privacy
Not only are they decorative, window treatments are also functional. They allow you to enjoy the right level of privacy and light control. Here are light-filtering options to choose from.
Light FilteringShop Now
Room DarkeningShop Now
100% BlackoutShop Now
Curtain Header Styles
The header is the top part of the curtain that allows it to hang from the rod. There are several different types; the one you choose depends on the style of your space—or the look you’d like to create.
Rod PocketShop Now
Rod Pocket Back TabShop Now
Tab TopShop Now
Pinch PleatShop Now
How to Measure for Curtains
Use a tape measure and round to the nearest 1/8”
List width first and length second (i.e. 40” x 80” = 40” wide x 80” long)
Measure the width
• Measure window width (including molding or trim, if you want to cover them)
• Add at least another 4" to each side
• Multiply by 2 or 3 for fullness, depending on fabric
• The final measurement is the total width needed
Measure the length There are several ways to measure the length of the window depending on your preference for how far the curtains will extend.
Option A: Measure from the rod to just above the windowsill
Option B: Measure from the rod to a little below the windowsill
Option C: Measure from the rod to the floor. For a "puddling" effect, add a few extra inches to the length, from an inch to a foot.
Wood/Faux Wood BlindsShop Now
Vertical BlindsShop Now
Cellular ShadesShop Now
Top-Down Bottom-Up ShadesShop Now
Day/Night ShadesShop Now
Roman ShadesShop Now
Layered ShadesShop Now
Roller ShadesShop Now
Solar ShadesShop Now
Pleated ShadesShop Now
How To Measure For Blinds & Shades
Measure width inside the window frame at top, middle, and bottom. And go with the narrowest width.
Measure exact window height.
Measure the width of the area you want covered (and not necessarily the window itself).
Measure height from point where top of blind or shade will be mounted to the bottom of the windowsill or desired length.