Most people are familiar with the basic types of curtains, but what if you have windows that are not quite as easy to get curtains for? Some types of windows, like bay windows, tall windows and sliding glass doors, require window coverings that will not only fit the window properly but also enhance the home decor.
Bay window drapery and curtain rods are specially crafted to fit the unique design of these windows. You can get tab top curtains or drapes with a pocket for the rods to slide through. Other options include shades or blinds with a valance on top. You can get really fancy and have drapes with a valance if you want a more formal look. With a little careful consideration, you should be able to come up with the perfect window treatment for your bay windows.
If you need drapes to cover glass doors or door windows, then door panel curtains are the perfect option. They actually have two rods, one at the top and one at the bottom, so that your curtains will stay in place.Door panels are made out of various materials, although many people tend to choose more sheer options such as lace for this type of window treatment.
Long or wide windows, sliding glass doors, or just windows that you would like to look larger, would do well with pinch pleated drapes. You can get these in sheer materials or heavier materials depending on the look that you are going for. For a more formal room, you can also add a coordinating valance. Since there is no pocket for the rod, you need to use drapery hooks in order to hang these curtains.
With the high cost of home heating and cooling these days, you don’t want to be losing warm or cool air through your windows. Thermal drapes will help you to maintain the desired temperature in your house so that you will save on your monthly energy bills. In some cases this is accomplished through thermal liners; in others the material itself is insulated. Many of these drapes are also blackout style drapes so they will keep the light out as well.