Drapery & Blinds
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Curtains are generally stationary, although they can be adjusted with tie-backs. Curtains can be pleated and hung from rings, gathered onto a rod, or flat panels, hung from tabs or rings.
Swags & Cascades. Stationary swags of fabric can be combined and overlapped on a decorative pole or covered dust board. Swags can be pleated and formal or relaxed and casual. They are often combined with cascades (also known as jabots or tails) at each end of the window.
Valences are decorative top treatments that can cover the mounting hardware of drapes or shades. Valances can be pleated, gathered or flat, arched, straight or shaped, and can be mounted on dust boards, poles, or rods.
Cornices are padded box shapes covered in fabric and trim. The bottom edge can be shaped in many different ways. Cornices are mounted above the window and can conceal other mounting hardware.
Fabric Shades come in many shapes and sizes. They usually raise and lower by a system of rigged cords or a spring loaded roller. Roman Shades and their many variations tend to be flat or pleated horizontally. Roman Shades rise in horizontal folds. Balloon or Cloud Shades gain fullness from pleats or gathers and have a softer appearance when raised. Austrian Shades are shirred down vertical lines giving a fuller look when down. Shades are usually attached to a covered mounting board that is attached either inside or outside the window trim. Some styles can be mounted on decorative poles.
Blinds come in many types, including wooden blinds, faux wood blinds, vertical blinds and mini blinds.