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Scarf Window Treatment

This window treatment uses leftover slipcovers from another project. The DIYer copied another window treatment design for shape, then used their sewing skills to bring it all together. Check out the entire process here.

scarf window treatment

Depending on how much window coverage you want, consider using jewelry or small square scarves as a window treatment. Just drape necklaces or scarves over the curtain rod. See more on this and other no-sew window toppers here.

The scarf can extend to the floor or the bottom of the window sill, depending on the look you want. Floor-length scarves offer a more formal look but can also get in the way in high-traffic areas or rooms where small children play.

Saying yes to privacy and no to sun glare starts with your window treatments. It's all about choosing the solution that works best for you. Whether that's blackout blinds or sheer curtains, a corner fixture or a simple panel, you can find them all in lots of colors and styles.

Let the light shine and enjoy the design of your living room windows with sheer curtains or light filtering curtains that also afford some privacy. Or change the mood dramatically in your bedroom or den with room darkening curtains or blackout curtains to help you sleep or create the right atmosphere for movie night. You can create a balanced window treatment solution by combining lace curtains with heavier drapes.

And choose from a diverse set of options for hanging your window blinds, curtains and drapes. Find the right curtain rods, curtain wires or curtain tracks systems to help you dramatically change any room in the house.

From stylish 100% cotton light filtering curtains that have the charming look of elegant table linen to sheer curtains that have the airy feel of lace, there are a lot of options that help you express your style while altering the mood and feel of a room. Choose lighter options in curtains and drapes to enjoy the expression of bay windows or other stunning window designs while enjoying the privacy they afford.

That depends on how much privacy and natural light you want. While sheer curtains allow you to enjoy the day by letting in lots of light, they can be a bit transparent. From there, light filtering curtains offer more privacy while room darkening and blackout curtains prevent even a slightest hint of a view inside. Match the type of blinds or drapes you want for the level of privacy you wish to achieve. From there, simply make sure the curtain rod or curtain wire extends past the window frame along with the fabric you choose.

Ace Drapery is a window treatment business located in Milwaukee. While it offers a wide range of window coverings, including aluminum and wooden blinds and cellular shades, it specializes in custom drapery, carrying products from brands such as Carole Fabrics, Comfortex, Kensington, and RM Coco Fabrics. Its team works with clients throughout the process, from measurement to installation, and it also makes window shade repairs. Ace Drapery is a fourth-generation, family-owned business that started operating in 1947.

Advance Shade & Drapery Inc. is a family-owned and family-operated window treatment company serving the Milwaukee metro area for over 80 years. Catering to both residential and commercial clients, the firm offers its own line of custom-made window treatment products such as blinds, shades, draperies, shutters, and valances. Its team of window experts conducts consultations with clients to discuss design ideas and show product samples. The business also provides name-brand options from Hunter-Douglas and Graber Blinds.

Exterior Motives, LLC, is a supplier of window treatments and accessories in the Milwaukee metro. The company helps individuals and families improve the aesthetics of their homes by offering a wide range of decorative hardware products. These include shades, blinds, fabric, shutters, and other window accessories. The firm also carries window treatments from a variety of manufacturers, including Graber, Kirsch, and Bali. Located in Dousman, the company serves clients throughout South Central and Southeastern Wisconsin.

Wallpaper Wallpaper is a window treatment and wallpaper company serving residential and commercial customers throughout the Greater Milwaukee metro area. It installs custom window treatments, solar shades, shutters, and blinds from brands such as Hunter Douglas, Horizon, and Graber. Other products include Anna French, Ralph Lauren, Pacific, Cole and Son, and Nina Campbell domestic and European wallpapers. Wallpaper Wallpaper, which has been in business since 1982, also assists clients with their upholstery needs.

A window valance (or pelmet in the UK)[1] is a form of window treatment that covers the uppermost part of the window and can be hung alone or paired with other window blinds, or curtains. Valances are a popular decorative choice in concealing drapery hardware. Window valances were popular in Victorian interior design. In draping or bunting form they are commonly referred to as swag.

Window valances are also called window top treatments. The earliest recorded history of interior design is rooted in the renaissance Era, a time of great change and rebirth in the world of art and architecture, and much of this time saw understated, simple treatments, eventually moving towards more elaborate fabrics of multiple layers of treatments, including, towards the end of this period, valances, swags, jabots, and pelmets. By the Baroque and early Georgian period (1643-1730), elaborate and theatrical treatments placed high emphasis on the cornice and pelmet as a way to finish off the top of a window treatment.[citation needed]

Valances can be used alone but are often hung over windows where curtains and drapes have been installed to better frame the windows. They are often installed over kitchen sinks or in other areas where floor space may be limited or blocked; they can be used to hide architectural flaws and windows placed at different heights; when using blinds, shades, and shutters, valances are often used to soften the windows or to tie in the fabrics of corresponding furniture such as couches and recliners.[citation needed]

The fabric of this valance curtain hangs across brackets and drapes over the top of a window, with tails hanging down on each side. Almost any type of fabric can be used. When a lightweight or sheer fabric is used this may be known as a scarf valance.[citation needed]

A zig-zag-shaped piece of fabric falling gracefully from the top of a drapery or top treatment. Cascades can also be called an ascot or jabot, depending upon the shape and pleat pattern used.[citation needed]

A rigid treatment that sometimes serves as a mask for holding attached stationary draperies or for hiding window hardware or even masking architectural flaws. The cornice is typically constructed of a chipboard-style wood or other lightweight material over which some kind of padding is placed, then covered with a fabric of choice and finished with decorative trim or cording. Like all other valences, a cornice is usually mounted on the outside of the window frame.[citation needed]

Fabric gathered into a shape of a flower. Typically placed at the top right and left corners of a window frame to accent an existing treatment, such as a scarf or drapery panel.[citation needed]

A single, lengthy piece of lightweight fabric with a color/pattern that shows on both sides (as opposed to simply being imprinted on one side) that either wraps loosely around a stationary rod, or loops through decorative brackets placed on either side of a window frame.[citation needed]

A treatment ranging from simple to elaborate, the valance is a piece of decorative fabric usually hung from a rod, a piece of decorative hardware or a board. Valances can take on many shapes: scalloped, layered, pointed, arched, pleated, shaped, gathered, tailored, grommet top.[citation needed]

Windows scarves are relatively simple do-it-yourself window treatments. A window scarf is actually a very basic type of valance you make by draping a lightweight material over a curtain rod, creating a swag or multiple swags in the center and leaving extra material to hang on each side. You can create a layered look by using two scarves in different colors. Although the technique is simple, this type of window treatment gives your window a sophisticated designer look.

Install the hardware and attach the curtain rod. Measure the width of the window and record the measurement. Determine how far you want each side of the scarf to hang and measure down from the curtain rod. Double this number and add it to the width of the window. Add 15 inches for each cascading hanging point to determine the total length of fabric you need.

Find the center of the scarf and mark it with a few safety pins. Fold the material in accordion style folds and secure with safety pins. Mark the center of the curtain rod with a piece of masking tape.

A window scarf, smartly hung, can highlight an entire room. It is like that final accessory that sets off the whole outfit. Use a window scarf to cover up a curtain rod, or install scarf hooks to hang a window scarf and accentuate a window. Add extra details by layering different scarves or tying on accessories like bows and ropes.

Just like valances, cornices are also available in wood most often stained and can add a decorative element over blinds or shades. A cornice whether made from wood or upholstered in fabric, adds an elegance to a large window with multiple shades in it. The single cornice across the top unites the multiple shades and ties it all together beautifully.

According to House Beautiful, when the view is glorious, it's okay to leave the windows uncovered so you can enjoy it. They also mention a few other reasons not to cover windows, such as the bones of the window or trim being too lovely to hide or when there's little natural light, and you need all the exposure you can get. 041b061a72


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