Curtains 101: What to Know About Panels, Sheers, Valances, Rods, and More
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As a kid, you probably skimmed right over the curtains in your living room while playing with toys, blissfully unaware of the nuances of window treatments. But now that you're an adult, you're probably wondering why nobody prepared you for the sheer number of choices and decisions to be made around something that once seemed so simple. Do you want pinch-pleat drapes or grommet curtains? Sheers or blackouts? Tension rod or double rod? So much to think about, and we haven't even started on lengths.
To help you transform curtain confusion into window-covering wisdom, we've created a quick guide to different types of curtains, curtain rods, and curtain styles. Think of it as Curtains 101, minus the tedious homework. Scroll down to learn more about window coverings and get a few shopping ideas from Bed Bath & Beyond. Before you know it, your windows will be gorgeous, and you'll be a drapery know-it-all.