Recently, we spent some time talking about the practical, solar control aspects of window treatments: sheers, solar shades, venetian blinds, plantation shutters and the like.
That’s all well and good, and a prime need, especially here where the sun can be so intense. But there is another reason to treat windows, and that is somewhat less functional and significantly more design oriented. And that, of course, is having to do with the embellishment of windows.
Fabric treatment of windows can be stark and severe, or it can be exuberant, lush and over the top. Both have their place and depending on the nature of the space, the architecture, the client and the budget, each can be appropriate.