Complete the look of every room in your home with the right set of window treatments, which set the tone and pull the rest of the elements together for a stylish, “finished” look. Like icing on cake, window treatments take your decor over the top while performing several valuable functions, including blocking sunlight and adding privacy. Before you start shopping, consider what you need your window treatments to do. For example, if you’re buying window treatments for the bedroom, you might want to choose room darkening options, which help block out sunlight to let you sleep in longer. On the other hand, if you’re buying window treatments for areas where you need a little extra privacy without blocking too much light, consider the breezy look of a set of sheer panels, which let plenty of light in the room. No matter what your reason for buying new window treatments, west elm has a large selection of shades, blinds and draperies to meet your needs and dress your windows in fine, modern style.
Create a casual look to complement a laid-back family room or a dining area by layering your window treatments. For example, install sheer panels over one of our Roman shades for a combination of privacy and window dressing. Alternatively, our cordless Roman shades can hang on their own with an integrated blackout liner that filters bright sunlight. Pair a lightly layered look with a coordinating area rug for a pulled together look with warm, inviting appeal.
Use the sleek lines of your contemporary decor guide your window treatment choices. Stick with simple metal hardware and fabrics with geometric patterns or solid colors. Our textured weave curtain boasts a solid color with the extra detail of its subtle crosshatch pattern. Our cotton canvas curtain features bold designs that add a little extra flair to the room without being too frilly to coordinate with the contemporary vibe. For example, our Cotton Canvas Circle Lattice Curtain offers a striking geometric design in a neutral palette. Durable cotton canvas panels feature dual pole pockets for maximum versatility.
Go for a traditional look by layering your window treatments and drawing each drapery panel off the side of the window with sash. Mix solid and patterned window treatments for an eclectic finish or layer sheer patterned panels over wood blinds for a classic look. Special order our wood or faux wood throws for a cozy touch that begs for your guests to curl up and relax.
For a formal room, our velvet panels are hard to beat. Available in multiple colors, with your choice of pole pockets or grommets, these luxe, sophisticated window treatments add warmth and a subtle sheen that catches the eye. Alternatively, our Belgian flax linen curtains offer a luxurious, but more relaxed look. The thick fabric blocks sunlight to protect your furniture, rugs and other fabrics from fading.
If you’re still unsure of which direction you want to go with your window treatments, utilize our free room planner to play around with the design of your space. Don’t be afraid to use bold colors to give your room a playful touch, or simple solids for a modern, sophisticated look. Layer different materials and fabrics to create a unique look for every room in your home.