What do you call them, Window Treatments or Curtains?
Kim and I have this discussion often, What do we want to say in our advertising? If we say we make custom curtains, a less desirable term in Kim’s eyes, instead of custom window treatments, people will think we make a cheap product. Kim seems to think that our clients would be more apt to search window treatments. I checked with Google Ad Words and curtains gets 3,350,000 local monthly searches as opposed to window treatments that only get 450,000 local monthly searches. What do you have hanging in the windows of your house? What would you search for, window treatments or curtains?
What ever you call them I’ve discovered a new inexpensive way of hanging them.
According to Wikipedia a window treatment is:
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It may more specifically refer to:
- Cornice board
- Molding (decorative)
- Sheer fabrics
- Window blinds
- Window valance
Treatments applied directly to the glass, including:
- Frosted glass
- Stained glass
According to Wikipedia a curtain is:
CurtainFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaA curtain (sometimes known as a drape, mainly in the United States) is a piece of cloth intended to block or obscure light, or drafts, or water in the case of a shower curtain. Curtains hung over a doorway are known as portières. Curtains are often hung on the inside of a building’s window to block the passage of light, for instance at night to aid sleeping, or to stop light from escaping outside the building (stopping people outside from being able to see inside, often for privacy reasons). In this application they are also known as “draperies.” Curtains come in a variety of shapes, materials, sizes, colors and patterns, and they often have their own sections within department stores, while some shops are completely dedicated to selling curtains.
Curtains vary according to cleanability, ultraviolet light deterioration, oil and dust retention, noise absorption, fire resistance, and life span. Curtains may be moved by hand, with cords, by press-button pads or remote-controlled computers. Measuring the curtain size needed for each window varies greatly according to the type of curtain needed, window size, and type and weight of curtain.
An adaptation of the curtain may be a blind or, in warmer countries, a wooden Window shutter that is fixed to the outside of the building to provide privacy and still keep the building cool inside. Curtains are a form of window treatment, and complete the overall appearance of the house. Window treatment helps control the ambiance and flow of natural light into the room. The effect of drapery or curtains, is best seen in daylight, and with proper indoor light positioning, can look attractive even at night.