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The curtain rod has evolved into a design statement all its own as a practical and decorative window covering alternative. The days of the plain and functional white rods are over, and now we have many options available to compliment our window treatments and add dramatic flair to our drapes and curtains. Many window treatments now include decorative curtain rods as a part of their overall design, and the rods are intentionally exposed to... 

There’s a fine difference between curtains and drapes. If you’re looking for a functional window treatment that will block strong morning sun or keep your neighbors from watching you walk around in your bathrobe each morning, then most people will say you need a “curtain.” If style is more important than function and you’re seeking a more formal look, then most people will use the term “drape” to... 

A classic window treatment, Priscilla curtains seem to always be in style, offering a cosy, warm country style feeling to your home decor. Characterized by ruffles and white or off-white neutral fabric, Priscilla curtains are often made with a sheer or semi-sheer fabric, but can also be found in heavier, more opaque fabrics and many other colors and floral printed fabrics as well. Widely available in home decorating stores and through online... 

Window coverings in modern homes are indispensable. They may take any form but rarely would you find a home without window coverings. Not only do they help in protecting the residents from heat and light, they also make sure that your prying neighbors are kept at bay as far as possible. Curtains are one of the finest and oldest modes of covering the windows. Cheap, versatile and stylish, curtains are available in different varieties. But... 

If you want a less formal, modern look to your window treatments then you want tab Top curtains. Perfect for making in any weight of fabric from the finest sheers to heavyweights such as velvet and brocade. Tab Top Curtains are basically straight curtains that are more casual in their effect; they are fitted onto the rod with tabs. Café Curtains are a very inexpensive way of creating privacy in the room by screening off the... 

Nothing could be as warm, comfortable and charming as the traditional country decor! And a country style room deserves well matched curtains or other window coverings in keeping with the simple and more casual tone and natural wood, fabric and stone found in country style furnishings, flooring and room decor. And since country curtains and window coverings are usually simple, they are the perfect do-it-yourself creative home decorating project.... 

When you buy curtains and pop them on a rod without thinking twice, you’re missing a key design opportunity. In the old days, you could get away with plain white rods, mostly because that was all that was available. But those days are long gone. Now, you have many hardware options to complement your window treatments. By selecting tasteful, coordinating hardware, you can make the difference between a simple window covering and a true... 

First used in cafes across Europe, cafe curtains offer a good balance between draperies that may look to formal and make a room seem too dark and curtains, which oftentimes don’t provide enough privacy. Hung from the center of a window, cafe curtains cover only the lower half of the window, which means they still let a lot of light into your room. In terms of hardware, the most convenient way to hang a cafe curtain is to use a spring-loaded... 

White is the color of purity and innocence, but it also a color of neutrality, cleanliness, elegance, class and illumination. If you want your room to exude these qualities, then white curtains will complement your decor, leaving other decorative elements, shapes and form take the center stage. White curtains are often found in a country home interior, either plain or with decorative lace. White curtain panels with clean, sleek lines also... 

Heating and cooling costs just keep going up, and it’s incredibly expensive to maintain your home at a comfortable temperature. Most energy efficient ideas sound great in theory, but most of us can’t afford to pull out all of our windows and replace them with more efficient models or replace our electrical appliances with Energy Star models. When these things are due to be replaced, it’s a good idea to consider those options,...