Custom fabric window treatments are an investment in the décor of your home, much like a piece of fine furniture, artwork, or oriental rugs. When you purchase a custom window treatment from CoCo Curtain Studio, you are receiving more than just window treatments. You receive professional advice from a designer who visits your home to assist you in selecting the fabrics and window treatment styles that will work best in your home. Once your fabrics arrive at the workshop, experienced seamstresses begin making your window treatment in close collaboration with your designer, ensuring that the finished product is what you envisioned. Our certified installers measure and then install your window treatments. Our staff is always available to help with any service requirements that arise over the lifetime of your treatment. You will experience years of enjoyment from the window treatments you select; and should you someday sell your home, they will add value and interest to prospective buyers.
Window coverings can paralyze a design project. Should you go with long panels or roman shades or both? A valance over panels or shutters? A decorative rod or something plain? Tiebacks or straight panels?
You may be tempted to just buy something — anything — to be done with it. However, there are ways to go about choosing wisely.
WINDOW COVERING FAQs
Q. I just moved into a new house and need window treatments. What should I know first?
Decide what your requirements are: (privacy, light control, function, and style). Then prioritize your needs for each window. Layer the treatments for the most versatility. For instance, put roman shades or woven woods next to the glass to control light and hang fabric panels for style and color.
Q. I went shopping for curtain rods but found so many choices that I gave up. How can I narrow the field and make a good choice?
Decide first on the function of the rod. Do you need something that closes for privacy or do you just want a stationery decorative element? Next, look at size and scale. A tiny room may look better with smaller, delicate rods whereas a big room will be able to carry the weight of larger hardware. Next decide on finish. Match the wall color so rods “disappear” or create contrast by using a finish that will stand out.
Q. I have a great view out of my living room. Unfortunately the sun beats in all day long and I’ve noticed that some of my upholstery fabrics are fading. Do I have to cover the windows?
You could cover the windows to control the sunlight. For instance, wood blinds could be installed and tilted so that direct sun is blocked. However, this will also cut down on your view. To preserve the open expanse of glass, look into having your windows tinted. Done properly you won’t notice much of a difference, however the tinting film cuts out nearly all of the damaging UV rays that fade and cause fabrics to break down. It is not an expensive project, especially if you are only doing one or two rooms.
Q. My bedroom window looks directly into the kitchen of the house next door. I don’t want to block the light with drapes, but need more privacy.
You might consider using shutters or hanging a “bottom-up top-down” shade to cover the bottom of the window. These draw up from the bottom for privacy, but allow a view out of the top portion of the window.
Q. Where should I hang a curtain rod — at the top of the window frame or higher?
You can hang the rod just above the window frame. However, for a more elegant look, hang it closer to the ceiling. This will offer a longer sweep of fabric and will help visually heighten the room a bit. Make the rods wide enough so that the stackback of drapery fabric will clear the sides of the window, rather than covering part of the glass.