Aesthetic coverings that are both functional and visually pleasing are known as window treatments. They can be placed on a window or over it and more. They are designed to provide increased privacy and better control of the natural lighting entering a building. They also an effective insulator able to help keep warm air inside during the cold months and cool air inside during the hot months.

Hard Window Treatment
These are known as window shutters. They can be fixed slats or louvered. Window shutters can be attached with hinges. This makes it possible for them to be easily opened and shut. They can be made of plastic or wood. Window shutters can be placed on the inside of a house or building. They can also be placed on the outside of a window.

Shoji Panels
These are very popular in Japan. They can be used for window coverings but also as room dividers and door coverings. Shoji Panels are screens made from wood or bamboo with translucent rice paper. They easily permit natural light into a room. There are several panels connected using hinges or another method. Shoji panels come in various materials and designs

Woven Wood Shades
These are often referred to as matchstick shades or bamboo shades. They provide a casual or textured look. Woven wood shades are known for providing an exotic and natural appearance that fits in with almost any type of d├ęcor. They come in a variety of complex textures like woods, exotic reeds, and grasses as well as natural sophisticated colors.

Vertical Blinds
An attractive feature of vertical blinds is how they stand vertically and are unlikely to accumulate dust. They operate better since vertical blinds draw to the side rather than being lifted and lowered. Vertical blinds are an excellent way to cover windows or a wide patio door and more. They can come in flat plastic, embossed plastic, metal, wood, fabric, and other materials. Fabric vertical blinds are also excellent at reducing noise as well as maintaining an acceptable temperature inside a building.

Cellular Shades
These will maximize energy efficiency in a building as well as insulate it. They are known for their unique honeycomb-style design. These window treatments can come in designs that are a triple cell, double cell as well as a single cell. They can hold trapped air because of the cell shapes in the blinds. This will provide a barrier between a room and a window surface. They are made of cloth-like materials.

Venetian Blinds
These are made of plastic, wood or metal. Venetian blinds are suspended in place using strips of cloth called tapes. Cords can also be used with these blinds. They are slats placed in unison and are designed, so they can be rotated approximately 180 degrees. These types of window treatments can adjust the amount of light and heat or cold coming from a window into a room.

Pleated Blinds
These are blinds made from pleated material. It is pulled up to sit flat on top of a window. Pleated blinds are hidden from sight when open. They are known as top-down-bottom up blinds.

Many different types of window treatments are available. They can be very simple to being considered luxury window treatments. The ones used are usually determined by style choice and budget. There is a window treatment able to fit almost any situation.