Carefully chosen window treatments can change the look of any space, while adding beauty and function. Whether you choose to install custom drapery panels, custom fabric roman shades or natural woven shades, your home will have a thoughtful, finished look. Every option serves a different purpose and function. 

Custom drapery panels: Drapes are not only aesthetically pleasing, but really transform any room. There are so many options to consider when choosing draperies, from the fabric, lining, hardware and trim to how the drapes will function in your space. Drapery panels should be lined with either privacy lining or blackout lining. Your drapes will hang better if properly lined. Depending on your style, your drapery hardware should reflect the design of the room and create a cohesive look. I love to match the hardware to the lighting in the space. A favorite style of mine is to do simple, solid panels that blend with the wall color and add trim to customize a simple look.

Fabric roman shades: I almost always prefer a fabric roman shade over any blind or shutter. In fact, I am all about replacing blinds and shutters with fabric shades. Shutters and blinds block out so much natural light, and often look bulky. Fabric shades are clean and simple and can be made to function for privacy, or for a decorative element.

Natural woven shades: Woven shades are extremely versatile. They can be installed in any room and look great with any style. In most cases, you will want to line woven shades with either privacy or blackout lining. They are even beautiful layered with custom drapery panels.

If you are in the market for window treatments, you will want to hire a professional to help you. It may cost a little more, but with so many different options available, it will be worth it in the end.  choice for a wall covering, but I also like to add it to a laundry room, bedroom or even the dining room. 

Whether your likes are traditional or on the more modern side, there are many ways to celebrate navy, the new neutral, in your own home.

As an Interior Designer and Owner of j. gray design & interiors, Inc., Tracy Harkness creates spaces that are chic, timeless, and comfortable. Every space should be functional and livable with attention to detail.

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