Window coverings are considered any type of materials used to cover a window to manage sunlight, weather conditions, privacy, etc.. They are used for decorative purposes also. Window coverings are usually used on the interior side of windows, but at times are also used on exterior parts of buildings. Listed below are the main types of window coverings:-
A curtain is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure outside light. Curtains are made of fabric panels that are mostly sold in pairs .and are made of lightweight materials thereby allowing some light to pass. It also makes the bedroom appear beautiful and sober. They hang from a curtain rod, just above the window frame to reach from the top of the window to the floor.
Likes curtains, drapes are fabric panels and are sold in pairs. Drapes, often known as black out curtains OR opaque curtains are made of heavy fabric as compared to curtains and as such block out all the outside light entering the bedroom. Drapes, (sometimes called draperies) like curtains are long enough to hang from the top of the window frame to reach the bottom of the floor.
Sheer curtains are lightweight fabrics that partially cut out the natural light from coming into the room thereby giving the room a lovely ambiance. It also provides privacy because of it’s semi-transparent property. It can be used indoors or outdoors serving different purposes depending on where they are placed. It also provides beauty to your bedroom when it is placed under heavy drapes or curtains.
Like sheer curtains they are also made of lightweight fabrics but are more opaque in their coloring to lessen the transparency effect.
They provide a bit more of a privacy than standard sheer curtains. They do not block the sunlight completely from entering a room but they do prevent outsiders from seeing in.
It’s a type of window covering made up of several long horizontal or vertical slats of various types of hard material like metal, wood, plastic, vinyl which are held together by cords that run through the blind slats. Blinds can tilt, close fully or open to let in desired amount of light into your room. By the use of chords attached to the blinds, you can control the flow of light entering the room.
Shades are a type of blinds and can be operated just like blinds by the help of a chord. Blinds are made up of several slats or louvers , while shades are made up of one large fabric panel that can be raised or lowered to let light in or out and are available in many different fabrics, designs and colours. Shades help in providing a clear view from your window when rolled up fully. They also add décor to your room by making it look beautiful.