Window treatments are a wonderful way to express your personal style and add vibrancy and interest to your home. Fabric window treatments in particular add their own special quality to a space. There are several ideas of fabric window treatments including draperies, curtains and toppers. There are so many choices in styles of curtains that it can be overwhelming. Ready-made curtains can be found in tab top, ringed, grommeted, pleated, paneled, ruffled, insulated, lined, sheers, leather and in all kinds of colors, textures and fabrics. The easiest way to narrow these choices is to check some of the online curtain sites. You will, of course, want to take your room decor into consideration when choosing curtains. If the room is formal, try to go with a more tailored look, if it is romantic, use sheers, lace and soft fabrics. For a very masculine office you might even choose some of the tailored leather-looking curtains available over Roman shades.
Toppers are the fabric at the top of the window and can be used alone or in conjunction with drapes, a shade or blinds. You will find toppers that include swags, cascades, valances, scarves and jabot sets. As with curtains, toppers come in all colors, textures, patterns, solids and stripes. Topper window treatments make a nice embellishment to the window and they can also hide hardware. If privacy is not an issue, simply use a topper to frame a window and leave the rest open to enjoy the outside view.