9 Types of Window Treatments You Must Know

In the realm of window coverings, there are nine types of window treatments. Before settling on the ideal choice for your home, it is important to familiarize yourself with the available options and understand how each can effectively enhance the aesthetic of your interior windows!

The 9 Types of Window Treatments 

These are primarily used for privacy, light control, energy savings, and style elements, most window coverings can fit into one of the following categories.

  • Roller Shades
  • Roman Shades
  • Draperies
  • Sheer Shades
  • Blinds
  • Vertical Window Coverings
  • Woven Shades
  • Plantation Shutters
  • Honeycomb Shades

The great news is that with modern innovations, some of these categories can even be combined in one headrail to create dual functions.

Roller Shades

Homeowners have loved roller shades for decades. Roller shades have gained popularity due to their straightforward functionality. What sets them apart is their versatility, allowing for the incorporation of style elements and enhancements that truly elevate their appeal.

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Designer Screen Roller Shades


Roman Shades

Originating from Rome, these shades feature cascading fabrics that exquisitely drape over windows, providing exceptional privacy, light control, and energy efficiency. In modern times, Roman shades have become a design staple. This is because of a wide array of patterned fabrics and diverse folding styles, including the option to neatly flatten against the window for a sleek look.

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Vignette® Modern Roman Shades



With an evolution that has transformed them into a top choice among homeowners, draperies offer a wide range of options. These window treatments provide the flexibility to adjust the opacity. They can go from fully opaque for room darkening purposes to sheer options that softly filter sunlight. For an added touch of style and personality, you can consider stationery draperies. They consist of simple side panels that frame the window without closing, giving your space a unique flair.

Custom Drapery


Sheer Shades

Sheer shades make clever use of translucent fabrics, creating a dreamy atmosphere for your home. They allow filtered light to gracefully enter the room while preserving the outside view. With the option to incorporate solid vanes alongside sheer materials, you have the freedom to enjoy the scenic view or easily tilt the vanes closed. Thus, you create a private sanctuary.

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Silhouette® Shades



As a universally recognized and favored window treatment, blinds offer a wealth of choices in materials, colors, and sizes. Whether your preference leans toward the elegance of wooden blinds, the sleekness of aluminum blinds, or the versatility of composite blinds, each style seamlessly combines light control and privacy. Blinds can easily fit into the overall aesthetic of your home. 

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Modern Precious Metals® Blinds


Vertical Window Coverings

The ideal solution for sliding doors and expansive windows, vertical blinds and shades have become a popular choice. Available in various materials like wood, fabric, or vinyl, these coverings feature slats that can be easily adjusted to manage light and privacy levels with precision. Opening sideways, much like a sliding glass door, vertical shades provide an expanded selection of materials, including woven fabrics, cellular shades, and patterned options. These are a perfect option if you are interested in exploring solutions such as room-darkening fabrics, energy efficiency features, and the convenience of motorization. 

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Cadence® Vertical Blinds
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Duette® Vertiglide Shades


Woven Shades

Crafted with exceptional skill, woven shades incorporate natural elements like reeds, bamboo, wood, and grasses to create an exquisite look for your windows. Offering a wide variety of captivating woven designs and colors, these shades bring a touch of elegance and charm to any space, making them an ideal choice for those seeking a stunning window treatment.

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Provenance® Woven Woods


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Provenance® Woven Woods



A timeless element in home design, shutters are available in wood, composite materials, or vinyl. With adjustable louvers, they offer effortless control over light and privacy. Today’s shutters showcase exceptional craftsmanship and innovative features. There is a hidden tilt feature that eliminates the conventional front tilt bar. Thus, providing an unobstructed view and adding a touch of sophistication to your windows.

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Honeycomb Shades

While honeycomb shades round out our list of nine types of window treatments, it does not mean that they are last in popularity. Known as honeycomb or cellular shades, these window coverings are designed with honeycomb-shaped cells that trap air. It results in enhanced energy efficiency. Beyond their insulating properties, modern honeycomb shades boast a beautiful appearance. The uniform pleats contribute to a consistently clean look, and come in a variety of colors and textures.

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At Window Fashions of Texas, our dedicated team is committed to helping you discover the perfect combination of style, functionality, and features for your windows. Our goal is to make a style statement and create an atmosphere in your home that you truly love. Contact our team today to schedule your free consultation today.