Source: medium.com | Re-Post Fadely 12/19/2018 –
Window treatments are divided in 3 categories:
- Hard window treatments are made of hard materials like wood or vinyl. Such as: shades, blinds and shutters.
- Soft window treatments: anything made of soft materials such as: sheers, curtains, drapes, swags, valances, roman shades – from flat to hobbled styles.
- A combination of both is called a layered window treatment.
Hard Window Treatment
Window Shutters: Louvered or fixed slats. Attached with hinges so they can be opened and shut. Made of wood or plastic. Shutters may be employed for a variety of reasons, including controlling the amount of sunlight that enters a room, to provide privacy, security, to protect against weather or unwanted intrusion or damage and to enhance the aesthetics of a building. The term window shutter includes both interior shutters, used on the inside of a house or building, and exterior shutters, used on the outside of a structure.