Whether you wish to block out the sunrays during your child’s naptime or want to create a stunning living space, a good window treatment can make all the difference. However, there are tons of options to choose from. This makes it overwhelming for the uninitiated to select the right window treatment. What makes choosing the right window treatment more difficult is differentiating curtains from drapes and blinds from shades.

Here’s all you need to know about the most common window treatments.

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The Difference Between Curtains, Shades, Drapes And Blinds In Sevenoaks


When it comes to choosing window treatments, approaching ANTIQUES & DECOR can be an informed decision. Curtains are one of the most common forms of window treatments which complete and enhance the overall appearance of a house. These are fabric panels which available in a varied range of length, width, fabric and patterns. Their versatility makes them a popular choice for every room of the house. Made of lightweight fabric, these are ideal even for bedrooms.

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Drapes, also known as draperies, are fabric panels which are sold in pairs. These window treatments are lined, often with heavy fabric to block out the outside light. This makes them ideal for bedroom use too. Hung from top of the window, drapes are long enough to reach the floor. Drapes are usually solid patterned and come in a varied range of colours and styles.

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Choosing superior quality blinds  can be ideal if you have large sliding windows. Though these come in a number of wood tones and colours, these are not patterned normally. Their ability to block out the sunlight effectively makes them a good choice for bedroom purposes too. Made of vinyl slats, wood, aluminium or bamboo, blinds lift up and down with a lifting mechanism or cord.

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Shades are soft fabric panels attached to a frame or rod at the upper edge. Sold individually, these come in a range of colours, materials, widths and lengths. Unlike drapes and curtains which hang below the sill, shades are perfectly sized to fit within the frame of the window. Shades can even be used along with curtains to add a dash of pattern, a pop of colour or a dose of texture to the living space.

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So what are you still pondering over? Quickly approach leading interior designers Nigeria- antiques and decor  and start benefiting from their professional services. Time to enhance the appeal of your home!