When you’re trying to scale a mountainous home renovation project, it can be hard to know where to begin. While you may have strong opinions on what you want your sofa to look like, or what appliances you want in your kitchen, few know precisely what they want for their window treatments. That’s because window treatments have a unique role in the home as both an impactful design choice and as a tool to keep the home comfortable. That means choosing a window treatment is a two-pronged process that involves deciding both how you want your windows to look and how you want them to work.
Even if you’ve narrowed down that you’re interested in fabric or cloth blinds or shades, there are still countless decisions you need to make before settling on a specific treatment. If you’re feeling stuck, or just looking for a bit of inspiration, we’ve got your back. Here are some of our favorite cloth window treatments that can inspire you during your home renovation project.
Transitional shades like these can give you the airy look of sheer fabrics, but also the privacy of classic shades, with stripes of sheer and solid fabric. You can adjust them to let in or keep out as much light as you want.
Transitional shades are often called zebra shades, but that doesn’t mean they’re limited to straight horizontal stripes. They can come in funkier fabrics that make a statement, while still allowing for the same combination of light and privacy.
When fully extended, “flat” style Roman shades don’t look too different than classic roller shades. But when pulled up, Roman shades fold into pleats of fabric that look traditional but not outdated, which means they look great in both classic and modern homes.
Roman shades come in countless cloth varieties, meaning they can often come in colors that perfectly match a room. This can make them an ideal choice for homeowners who want a more subtle look for their window treatments. (Though, of course, they can come in statement fabrics as well.)
Cellular shades are a gorgeous fabric window treatment that also help insulate a room. Though from a distance they look similar to cloth blinds, the horizontal segments of cellular shades are actually designed to hold in air and protect your home from extreme temperatures entering through the window. Plus, they operate more like shades and are simply pulled up and down depending on your needs.
Vertical cellular shades like these combine the benefits of vertical cloth blinds with the functionality to cellular shades, to make managing the heat and light from large windows as easy as possible.
Vinyl, or PVC, is a popular material for vertical blinds in commercial spaces. But they can also come covered in a variety of fabric options. Vertical cloth blinds have the same benefits of the vinyl version (i.e. they can easily cover large windows and sliding doors) but are a bit more elegant, making them a better choice for homes.
Of course, if you want a cloth or fabric window treatment, you can also opt for simple drapes. Though different than fabric shades and blinds, drapes are a beautiful way to treat windows, especially in places like your living room or bedroom.
Hopefully, these ideas have your creative juices flowing as you begin to tackle your home renovation. If you’re still unsure and want some guidance to help with your window treatments, schedule a free consultation with one of our experts..