In terms of window treatments, they offer a great marriage of style and function. If you’re looking to control the amount of light in your space as well as add decorative appeal, new drapes may do just the trick. They absorb sound to create a quieter room, and are ideal for glass doors, and large adjoining windows.
There are many styles and types which comes under contemporary curtain design, so be sure to review all your options before making a decision. Here are some of your many options:
Sash: The most common modern style, these are unlined and designed only to filter light.
Sheer: Otherwise known as privacy drapes, sheers block the view from the outside in without obstructing the view from inside out. However, they are very thin and don’t block light.
Rod Pocket: Made with a casing at the top that slips over the rod, rod pocket drapes often create a soft, ruffled effect and hide most of the rod.
Tab top: Tab top drapes are hung with a rod that slips through flat loops spaced along the top edge. Casual in appearance, they don’t require pull cords or hardware for opening or closing.
Ring top: Hung from decorative rings attached at intervals across the top, ring tops are similar to tab-tops in that they don’t require pull cords or hardware to open and close.
Grommet top: These are outfitted with grommet rings across the top, which house the rod. Grommet tops create a modern, pleated look when hung.
Thermal or blackout: Through extra lining and insulation, thermal drapes block significant light while protecting from heat and cold. These are ideal for privacy and saving money on electric bills.