Window Treatments Made Simple

Table of Contents

Introduction.......................................................................................8

1.0 Your Road Map to Making Window Treatments Simple.........9

    1.1 Welcome....................................................................9
    1.2 How This Book Works...............................................9
    1.3 What Can Window Treatments Do for You?...............10
    1.4 How Window Treatments Enrich Your Life!................11
    1.5 What Is Your Decorating Style?..................................14
2.0 Planting the Seeds for Success.................................................22
    2.1 Window Treatment Overview....................................22
          2.1.1 Fabric Window Treatments...............................23
          2.1.2 Hard Window Treatments.................................25
    2.2 The Nitty Gritty of Fabric Treatments.........................27
3.0 Insights Into Fabrics and Patterns.............................................35
    3.1 Fabulous Fabrics: A Buffet of Colors.........................35
           3.1.1 Fabrics and Patterns: Options for
                    Your Decorating Style....................................37
    3.2 Style Chart...............................................................38
4.0 A World of Windows..................................................................39
    4.1 Types of Windows: The Naked Truth........................39
    4.2 Quick Window Treatment Ideas
           for Each Window Style.............................................42
5.0 Understanding Your Room Before You Dress It.......................44
    5.1 Questions to Consider Before Buying
           Window Treatments.................................................44
    5.2 Room Planning Chart.................................................45
    5.3 The Size and Color of the Room................................47
    5.4 The Style of the Furniture in the Room........................48
    5.5 The Purpose of the Room...........................................48
    5.6 The Number of Windows...........................................49
    5.7 The Style of the Windows...........................................49
6.0 The Art of Matching Fabric Window Treatments to Your       Decorating Style..........................................................................50
    6.1 Insights for Style Selection.........................................50
          6.1.1 Traditional Style................................................50
          6.1.2 Contemporary..................................................51
          6.1.3 Casual Contemporary.......................................53
          6.1.4 Rustic...............................................................55
          6.1.5 American Country............................................55
          6.1.6 European Country............................................56
          6.1.7 Traditional Romantic........................................57
          6.1.8 Casual Romantic..............................................58
          6.1.9 Spiritual...........................................................58
          6.1.10 Eclectic..........................................................59
7.0 Encore, Encore: More Ideas for Curtains and Draperies........60
    7.1 Looped Curtains.......................................................60
    7.2 Pinch Pleated Draperies............................................61
    7.3 Tab Top Curtains......................................................62
8.0 Toppers & Tie Backs: Icing on the Cake................................63
    8.1 Windows Toppers....................................................63
           8.1.1 Tiebacks.........................................................70
    8.2 Measuring for Window Toppers................................72
9.0 Helpful Hardware.....................................................................73
    9.1 Rods.......................................................................73
          9.1.1 Measuring for Rod Length...............................74
    9.2 Finials (ends)...........................................................75
    9.3 Brackets..................................................................76
    9.4 Rings.......................................................................76
10.0 The Right Way to Measure Curtains and Drapes...............78
    10.1 How to Accurately Measure for
            Window Treatments..............................................78
    10.2 Measure Windows for Fabric
            Window Treatments...............................................79
           10.2.1 Measuring Tips Summarized.........................81
11.0 Selecting the Right Hard Window Treatment:
      Blinds,   Shutters and Shades, or Glass..................................83

    11.1 Blinds...................................................................83
    11.2 Shades.................................................................88
           11.2.1 Measuring Shades......................................91
    11.3 Shutters................................................................92
    11.4 Stained Glass or Custom Glass..............................95
    11.5 Matching Hard Window Treatments to
            Your Decorating Style!.........................................96
12.0 Fabulous "No Sew" Window Treatment Projects..............97
    12.1 Faux Japanese Screens........................................97
    12.2 Cornice Cover.....................................................97
    12.2 Stenciled Cornice................................................100
    12.3 No Sew Swags and Panels.................................102
           12.3.1 Swag Instructions.....................................102
           12.3.2 No sew Panels.........................................105
    12.4 No Sew Lace Café's..........................................106
    12.5 No Sew Dish Towel Curtains..............................107
    12.6 "No Sew" Tips and Cautions...............................109
13.0 Appendices.........................................................................105
    13.1 Appendix A- Questions to Consider Before
            Buying Window Treatments.................................110
    13.2 Appendix B - Glossary of Common Fabrics.........111
    13.3 Appendix C - Room Planning Charts....................114
    13.4 Appendix D - Window Planning Chart..................115

Now It's Your Turn....................................................................116