A set of window treatments is one of the more versatile design options for any room. A new valance can let in the morning light and bring a fresh look to your living room, kitchen, or bedroom while a stylish but practical set of blinds or blackout curtains is the perfect way to keep out the afternoon heat. Need some extra insulation during the cold winter months? Hang some thick velvet curtains for a quick and easy fix. Whether you're looking for something elegant and flowing or functional and easy, you can find a wide variety of styles and materials at Overstock.com to breathe new life into your home.
Curtains give you the ability to control the light coming into your home while adding a stylish touch to your windows. Choose from a variety of curtain styles and colors to find the perfect complement to your space. Many curtains are made from lightweight materials like cotton and are used more as decorative accents than to block outdoor light. Different lengths provide unique looks and levels of light filtration so curtains in the same style and material can cover several different window sizes. Curtains can be paired with blinds or shades to dress up an otherwise basic window setting. Be sure to choose curtains that go with your existing color scheme and decor style.
Drapes differ from curtains in that they are typically lined or made from heavier materials to be more effective at blocking incoming light. Drapes are also typically floor-length to help keep out as much light as possible. Because drapes are intended to be thicker, they are usually higher quality and more durable than curtains. However, they also cost a little bit more than their purely decorative counterparts. Use drapes on windows that have no blinds or shades, otherwise your window can end up looking too busy or layered.
Whether for increased privacy or blocking outside light, blinds and shades are mostly a functional window treatment option. While you can add a little bit of style with shades made from bamboo or woven from other natural fibers, most are constructed from plastic or durable, dense fabrics. A shade is one continuous piece that is pulled down to cover your window, while blinds are made from multiple window-width pieces and can be adjusted to allow light to filter through the slats. Whatever style you prefer, you'll find a great variety of blinds and shades here at Overstock.com.
A valance is a decorative drapery that typically covers just the uppermost portion of a window. Window valances serve a twofold purpose: to hide unsightly curtain rods and hardware and to bring a touch of color and texture to a simple, undressed window. Don't rely on a valance to restrict the amount of light coming through a window -- the amount of window pane they cover up is negligible. If you're looking for a light and airy window treatment that can bring a splash of style to your space without dominating it, then a valance might be a perfect fit.
Sheer curtains are made from translucent fabric that allows light to pass easily through them. These breezy additions are a great fit for rooms where you don't want to restrict the natural light but the windows still need some kind of decoration. Sheer fabrics are naturally at home in Coastal and Beach House interiors and lend to an open and airy ambiance. You can also use sheer curtains to layer on top of other curtains. This method provides more texture and opulence to more Traditional-style window treatments.
Curtain tiers are fabric draperies that cover the bottom half of a window. Usually paired with a window valance for maximum effect, curtain tiers are an especially popular choice for kitchen and over-counter windows. This unique window treatment is a great fit for a Rustic cabin or a quaint cottage in the country. You'll find a varied selection of curtain tiers at Overstock.com that will dress up your windows with undeniable charm.
Add eye-popping color and visual interest to your windows with stained-glass panels. Stained-glass panels are standalone stained-glass creations that are hung in windows to catch the light and add color and variety to your space. Panels come in a variety of designs and sizes, from circular geometric patterns to unique figure cutouts. Whether you want to make a window more private or just spice up your room with some colorful window decor, a stained-glass panel is a beautiful window treatment that will fill your window with style.