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An outdoor patio with a teal retractable awning.
Awnings are more than functional additions to your outdoor space. They’re style statements that can transform how you experience and use different areas of your home. They’re also an investment and much harder to swap out than a new rug or piece of furniture. So before you take the awning...
A woman measuring a window.
Are you ready to give your windows a stylish makeover with curtains that fit like a glove? It starts with accurate measurements. But measurements of what, exactly, and from where to where? An inch or two short, and you’ve got the window treatment equivalent of flood pants. It’s too long,...
A person using a sewing machine to sew fabric.
Maybe you’ve just moved into a fixer-upper and don’t yet have the scratch for those high-end window covers you’ve always wanted. Or maybe a new sectional sofa and 98″ OLED TV will take priority in your redecorating strategy. Either way, we’ve got you covered with ten budget-friendly window treatment ideas...
3D rendering of arched windows.

Arched windows are architectural gems.

They’re also an architectural nuisance if you can’t find the right window treatments.

No one wants an uncovered eye-level window, but so many coverings detract from that graceful arched form. What’s a homeowner to do?

A remote control is sitting on a couch next to a window.

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Your window treatments can dramatically affect the look and feel of your living spaces. And if you have massive picture windows, like so many hilltop houses, you may also have a massive problem.

A living room with plants and a vintage drape in the background.
One of the easiest and best ways to commingle the old and new is to incorporate vintage curtains into modern home decor. Lace curtains paired with geometric-patterned furniture can create an elegant fusion of the past and present. Florals can add a splash of color and soften the stark lines...
A bathroom with white shutters and gold fixtures.
No one disputes the natural beauty of natural wood, but composite shutters come close in the aesthetics department. In certain situations, they may be a better choice. Here, we’ll dig into the pros and cons of wood and composite shutters to help you make the right decision for your home...
Pinch pleat curtains
In your luxurious hilltop home commanding a view of the valley, your windows are statement pieces. So are their curtains, which sweep dramatically toward the gleaming hardwood floor. Or at least that’s how you envision things as you daydream in your San Fernando Valley abode with a conspicuous view of...
3d rendering of a living room with a large window.
Large windows, however glorious, can pose a problem for curtains. The sheer size of the window makes it hard to find ready-made curtains. Curtains for large windows tend to be heavier, necessitating sturdier curtain rods and hardware. Large windows admit more natural light, making it more difficult to find suitable...
A restaurant with green awnings and tables outside.
Old photos reveal a very different America. Men wore dapper hats, women dressed to the nines, and every town had a quaint small business area, made all the more charming by the colorful awnings that marked every shop. Awnings did more than attract customers from down the street; in the...
A thief opens a door with a crowbar.
Burglars stake out the ripest targets, sometimes with small, almost undetectable electronic devices. The most common break-ins are between 10 am and 3 pm when the bad guys know you’re at work or running errands. What’s a homeowner to do? One of the best tactics is to make your home...
A dollhouse with a kitchen, living room, and bedrooms.
Small rooms often feel cramped and dark. The right window treatments can transform them into cozy, bright, inviting havens. Window coverings aren’t just about aesthetics — they significantly impact a room’s atmosphere. The wrong window treatments can make a small room seem even smaller, while the right choices will open...