Window treatments, like your floor décor, are where fashion meets function. Floors and windows have jobs to do, and they need to look great while doing them.

Like floors, window treatments can highlight architectural details or become a focal point of their own. Either way, they make a room complete. Could you imagine your home without them or with something that falls short of fashionable?

The right floors and the right window treatments will help make a space feel the way you want it to feel –– warmer, cozier, cooler, more elegant, casual perhaps, but definitely a personal part of you! When choosing window treatments, think custom. It’s the best way to achieve your fashion goal and meet your unique needs for comfort, safety and privacy.

Don’t forget that depending on your selection, window treatments serve to insulate your home from heat, cold and noise all year ‘round! (On a safety note, if you have children or pets, ask about cordless treatments.)

Designers tell us to look at our window treatments from two perspectives, both from the inside and the outside of thehome. Using very different colors may look great in each room, but not so great (“choppy”, designers call it), from the street.

Using consistent colors from one room to the next can help tie your home décor together and make your interior design flow from room to room, just like your floors. Lighter colors create an atmosphere of airiness and softness, while darker ones are bold and dramatic.

Windowtreatments can be horizontal or vertical. They can be pleated or honeycombed (these styles are called cellular). They can be made of a host of materials to match your décor, from fabric to wood to metal to alloys. Don’t forget...shutters are making a comeback.

Visit a local specialty flooring retailer! Let them help you coordinate your window fashions with your floors. They can likely custom-fit your windows –– even unusual sizes and shapes like arches –– and show you how custom window treatments will enhance your sense of interior style.