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Window Treatments 101


Materials

Your next step is to choose your materials. Here’s where the process can feel a little overwhelming since the options are so varied. Adding curtains in a similar color to your walls can make your room feel bigger and brighter; choosing a bold pattern or a darker color can add drama and visual interest to your walls; sheer white curtains add a relaxed, beachy vibe to your space. If you’ve decided to use blinds instead, then choose between wood (in any shade you can imagine), vinyl, or fabric; wood will add a warmer, natural element to your windows; vinyl is easy to clean; and fabric Roman shades can add pattern and color in smaller doses than a full-sized curtain.


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