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and draperies are versatile and can jazz up a room with a contemporary
window treatment. They are great at blocking light and sound, heat
and cold. They are also wonderfully decorative and add enormous
personality to a room.
Contemporary window treatments are as varied as the imagination
· a sash curtain (to filter light)
· a draw curtain (to block out light)
· an over-drapery (which used to be purely decorative and
is now just called a drapery)
In very formal rooms with sufficiently high ceilings, all of this
can topped with a cornice or valance to hide the hardware. This
traditional treatment carries on today in period or very formal
or dressy rooms.
The modern tendency is to think of curtains as sash curtains often
unlined and in a variety of lengths, and draperies as those that
draw, completely closing off the window, but a contemporary window
treatment can be draped, or a swag fabric can be loosely hung over
a decorative rod. You can give any room a contemporary design by
choosing bold colors and varied textures.
Consider the tremendous number of contemporary window treatment
options you may choose from:
· Hang curtains of lace, cotton, nylon, silk, or some other
· Place a curtain over a blind.
· Hang a curtain beneath chintz, silk, velvet, linen, or
other draw drapery.
· Hang draw draperies over blinds or some other shade.
· Hang draw draperies alone on a decorative pole.
· Top curtains with short, purely decorative over-draperies
known as swags and jabots.
· Top a blind or shade with swags, which drape over just
the top of the window and long or short jabots, which hang on the
sides of windows.
· Top any or all of these contemporary window treatments
with a cornice or valance.
You can see that the variations are practically endless, especially
when you combine these elements with contemporary window blinds