© On this rec-room window, the natural wood frame and cornice establish the mood, completed by a red shade and a trout border that swims across the wooden cornice.

Recreational Rooms

The skimpily furnished, half-finished basement "rec" rooms that appeared in the '50s have grown into family rooms that are important fixtures in most homes. Increasingly they acquire more one-of-a-kind personality in their decor to reflect the interests, passions, and pastimes of the homeowners, and demand window treatments that accent and compliment this personality.

The sports enthusiast need no longer hide his or her zeal in the closet along with the tennis racquets and golf clubs. Instead, sports paraphernalia can be brought into the family room as a legitimate part of the decor, and the passion can be reflected in other design elements as well.

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