Formal Window Treatment Ideas

Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller

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Formal Window Treatment Ideas SMMWith Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, let the window covering experts at Shades Shutters Blinds guide you through the most popular formal window treatment ideas. The following window treatments with give your windows a flair of elegance that every formal living or dining room needs.


Formal Window Treatment Ideas Roman Shades

Roman Shades are what many of us think of when we think “formal window treatments.” Their fabricated appearance will give any formal room a soft, comfortable vibe. If you are looking for a more formal look, go with the hobbled or tear drop folded Roman Shades. However, the flat fold Roman Shades can also provide an elegant cover for your windows, as seen in the image above. Keep in mind – Roman Shades are not ideal if you want to be able to see out the window while the shades are down- their fabricated construction will prevent most light from coming through the window treatment.



Formal Window Treatment Ideas Plantation Shutters

 Shutters are another clear winner for any formal dining or living room. They will add value to your home due to their sturdy, lasting construction. Often called “furniture for your windows,” Plantation Shutters will give any room an elegance and formality that would be seen in Southern mansions in the US. Looking for the best deal? Order Composite Plantation Shutters – available in off-white and white, they will withstand moisture and rarely chip or crack. And for a limited time, take an extra 10% off Composite Shutters – automatically deducted from your total, no coupon code required!


Formal Window Treatment Ideas Roller Shades

Although often seen in commercial settings, believe it or not Roller Shades can be easily “formalized” by adding a dark, elegant drape or curtain to the window. Roller Shades are ideal if you are looking for a sleek, simply designed window covering to compliment your formal dining or sitting room . Check out the Levolor or Comfortex brand Roller Shades if you are looking for a bright or unique color, but if you’re looking for value – stick to the Shades Shutters Blinds brand.


Formal Window Treatment Ideas Faux Wood Blinds

Perhaps the most economical and common window covering for any formal room are Faux or Wood Blinds. The wood or wood-like appearance of these Venetian Blinds will allow you to dress up your formal room without breaking your pocketbook. Looking to add a touch more of elegance? Add cotton tapes. For more shade from the sun, order blinds with the routless option- they’ll be made without the small holes that you typically see in blinds and will route behind the slate instead of through it.



 Formal Window Treatment Ideas Cellular Shades

Last, but certainly not least – Cellular Shades. An optimal shade for a formal setting, their spun-lace construction can give your formal dining or living room that delicate touch it needs. A single cell shade will allow a considerable amount of light through the fabric, (depending on the color) giving your room a light and hospitable vibe during the daylight hours. For colder regions in the US, consider double cell shades. The extra layer of insulation will keep out more of the outside elements (and light) than a single cell.


We hope we’ve given you some ideas on how to furnish your windows in a more formal setting. Keep in mind these are only a few formal window treatment ideas- feel free to experiment and let us know how it goes! For more tips and tricks, keep reading our blog!

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