Striped drapes on windows in a den.

Level of Shade

Blinds and shades not only make a fresher-looking companion to drapes than old-fashioned sheers, they don't permanently obscure the windows. Roman shades offer a second layer of color or pattern, while wood blinds provide texture and allow for the greatest control of light and privacy. With any drapes, hanging the rod higher than the top of the window makes for longer drapery, creating additional height in the room.

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