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Window Tinting, Treatments, and More

Beverly Hills Window Tinting Blog

There is a common saying that your eyes are the window to your soul.

In your home, your windows and their respective window treatments are the foundation of your entire decorating scheme…. 

Custom Window Draperies

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For hundreds of years, homeowners have installed draperies and curtains for many reasons – to block light, to maintain privacy, but also to make their most intimate surroundings feel homelike and welcoming.

Custom window draperies and curtains are some of the most common types of window treatments that you see in homes throughout the world. Their popularity stems from their versatility and suitability for many sizes of window.

It’s almost fair to say that you can do anything with curtains. Within this broad category of Custom Window Draperies and treatments, you will find dozens, if not hundreds of variations on this classic theme. Here are some custom treatments you may consider:



Valances – A valance uses fabric to cover or enhance the mechanical hardware at the top of a window. They can be very simple – using plain fabric that slips through or clips to the rod. However, valances can also be incredibly decorative. In Victorian style, balloon valances are used to give weight and dimension to window treatments. They “balloon” out into a puffy shape, usually with the help of fabrics like chintz or taffeta.




Drapery Swags

Drapery Swags – A drapery swag is apiece of fabric that hangs from the top of a window and often creates a soft half moon shape. This addition is mainly for decorative purposes; it will completely block out the light or provide privacy. It can be used alone, or in combination with other vertical draperies. This style of window treatment is traditional, stately and elegant.


Cornice Boards – A cornice board is a stationary box, usually covered in fabric, which sits on top of a window. There are usually a front, two sides and top to the cornice board box, while the bottom is empty, and allows for the movement of other curtains or draperies. Because of their clean lines and rectangular shape, a cornice board can be a more modern alternative to a drapery swag. However, luxurious fabrics and other detailing on the bottom of the board can also be a good fit for more ornate designs.


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    Posted on July 9th, 2014 at 12:26 am

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