Types of Curtain Styles and Window Treatments

Decorating a home or a room can be a tedious and at the same time enjoyable process. Curtains are often the last piece of item that one will consider in making a room stand out. It is also a decorating item that is hard to decide on as there are many types and styles of curtains. While curtains are not always the main item one looks into when decorating, the room will definitely look bare and naked when without it.

The benefits of the curtains are mainly for privacy and shutting out the sun when it gets too bright. A mistake that most people make is deciding on the curtain’s style at the final stage. This can be a fatal mistake as once you have chosen the initial decorations, you will need to pick curtains that will match the decoration. Given that there are many curtain styles and treatments to choose from so it is not a hard process.

Curtain Hanging Systems

1. Curtain Track

Curtain tracks are a system or style that is both simple and elegant. This is because that most of the time you do not actually see the track system. This system is often double or triple layered. The layering system is unique in a way that you can combine different materials together like blackout, sheer or voiles.

Smooth and quiet operations of track systems make them a very popular choice. This system is good for covering corners when curtains are needed to move around the corner to provide more coverage.

2. Curtain Poles

Poles are always visible on top of the curtains. They come in various different sizes and are made of either wood or steel. Curtain style poles usually have a decorative stopper at the end of the poles called a finial. This is to prevent the curtains from slipping out of the pole.

Generally curtains are used to frame a window. It is always a good idea to have a few inches of the window for better coverage and this also allows the materials to fall more elegantly.

Heading Styles

Heading styles is what refers to how the curtain attaches to the hardware of the hanging system. Some of the more popular ways are rod pockets, eyelets and tab top styles. These curtain styles are popular because most are efficient and works for most people.

1. Rod Pocket

This is one of the most basic style for holding a curtain. This is where there is a space in the curtain fabric for the pole or rod to feed through so that it can hold the material together. Most of the time this is used as the sheer layer because it is not particularly easy to move this material.

2. Curtain Rings

Curtain rings are a more popular choice as they are both visually pleasant and has a high functionality. The curtain style will be attached to the rings which will then attach to the pole or rod via the rings. This solution is considered the most practical as the rings and the curtain itself can be replaced easily.

3. Eyelet Rings

These eyelet ring styles are more set in stone kind of style. This is because the rings are built into the material of the curtain itself. This may not be an issue for most as maintenance wise it will be fairly low. The style and functionality will be similar to that of the curtain rings.

4. Tab and Tie Tops

These styles are considered an extension of the materials itself where the connection between the pole and the curtain is built into the curtain itself. This means that there are loops considered when sewing the curtain together so that the poles are able to fit in. Tie tops are similar in a way that the tops are tied.

These are just some of the different curtain styles that one can consider in terms of functionality and design. It depends on how often you will want to change your curtains. Always have multiple sets so that you can change easily. As for the hanging systems, rods or poles are more versatile, as you are able to change multiple headings whenever you need to.