The Ultimate Window Treatment Quiz

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The Ultimate Window Treatment Quiz
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Window treatment ideas can be confusing, because there are just so many choices. Take this quiz and find out how much you know about window treatment ideas.
What is the function of window treatments?
privacy barrier
light control
both answers
Window treatments can beautify a home and function as a privacy barrier and a way to control the amount of light exposure.

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What type of window treatment may be useful in cold climates?
thermal
Thermal window treatments may prevent cold air from getting inside your home. In the summer months, thermal window treatments may also help keep the sun and heat out of your home.
curtains
window blinds

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For architecturally grand windows, what type of window treatments may look best?
overstated window treatments
understated window treatments
If your windows have great beauty, do not hide them behind window treatments. But if you must have some cover, use understated window treatments.
modern style window treatments

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How do you choose a window treatment style?
Select the window treatment that is functional.
Choose a style that will blend with the room's décor.
Blend together the style of the treatment with the room's decor.
Select whatever you like.

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In a bright and bold room, what color window treatments may look best?
bright and bold color
subtle color
If your room is bright and bold, a favored choice may be a more subtle color for the window treatments.
contrasting bright color

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For a plain room, what type of window treatments may look best?
patterned
If your room is rather plain, patterned window treatments may add some visual variation to the room.
solid
sheer

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What window treatments may add texture to the décor?
wood blinds
wood shades
both answers
To an otherwise plain room, wood blinds or shades may add texture and warmth.

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What color window treatments may suggest tranquility?
crème
Sand or crème colors should suggest tranquility.
black
fuchsia

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What type of valance looks puffy?
scarf
upholster
balloon
Balloon valances are constructed to puff out like a balloon.

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What type of shades filter out the sun but expose the view?
translucent
Translucent shades filter the sun without hiding the view.
privacy
thermal

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For what window problem should blinds provide a solution?
privacy
light control
both
Blinds should be effective for providing privacy and controlling light.

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What room décor style will work with horseshoe-shaped curtain tie-backs?
lodge style
Lodge style décor is a mix of turn-of-the-century Adirondack camps with Southwest style, and should look great with horseshoe tie-backs.
modern style
traditional style

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What is the best treatment for irregularly spaced windows?
window shades
Drapes would draw too much attention to irregularly spaced windows. The use of color matched window shades may help window spacing issues to disappear.
shutters
drapes

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What style window treatment should be best for traditional décor which includes an antique secretary?
modern
traditional
Mixing different styles is discouraged, so you should select a traditional style window treatment such as fringed drapery.
eclectic

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Why do drapery manufactures sometimes put small weights in drape hems?
Weights help get drapes to hang just right.
To get the right hang, draperies may have weights inserted into the hems.
Weights prevent drapes from moving in the breeze.
Weights help prevent drapes from shrinking.

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What are Palladian windows?
arched windows
Palladian windows are arched windows. These windows require very special window treatments and some homeowners simply leave them bare.
paned windows
tall and narrow windows

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What window treatment is often used to draw attention to a window?
sheers
valances
A valance may be an attention getter. A valance is a short window treatment designed to be decorative and hide window treatment hardware.
shades

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What are café curtains?
short curtains on a rod
Café curtains are short fabric curtains that attach to a curtain rod. These curtains are common for kitchen windows.
long curtains on a rod
curtains for bedrooms

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If you love stenciling around a window, how can you get this look without hiring an artist?
paint-it-yourself stencil patterns
You can buy a stencil pattern and paint it yourself. Look for stencil kits in craft stores and home supply paint departments.
wall paper
stickers

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How can a window treatment camouflage a window's imperfections?
Use a long drape to cover a short window.
A window treatment can give the illusion of the shape you wish your window had. Use a floor-length drape to cover a short window and create the illusion of height.
Use thin blinds to cover a too-thin window.
Use sheer drapes to cover an ugly window.

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