This is the One Thing Your Room is Desperately Missing
July 12, 2016
Window treatments are an often overlooked but insanely integral piece of the decorating pie. They're a finishing touch that can totally make a room. That's where Barn & Willow comes into play. They are a one stop window covering shop that is completely redefining how people buy window draperies and roman shades.  And they're letting us in on a little secret; the seven reasons you shouldn't overlook window drapery. Trust us, after this read, you'll never have naked windows again.
With Barn & Willow, custom stitched drapery has never been more accessible. Starting at just $99, their drapes and roman shades are all made from the finest Belgian linen and bonus! You can order free swatches to help plan out your perfect window moments or rent sample panels for a fully refundable $10. It makes the design process a breeze. Another key component that's a complete life saver is their Auto Sizing Calculator. Because sizing drapery is hard! Like really hard. But with Barn & Willow’s Auto Sizing Calculator you can easily determine panel width + length without much of the hassle. You can try out their Auto-Sizing calculator by starting to customize your drapery here.

Why Window Treatments are a Game Changer

They pull the room together seamlessly and help unify a color theme. And they’re the key to avoiding an incomplete-looking room.

They make your windows look larger, which is always a good look. To achieve this, we recommend extending the drapery rod to at least 8-10″ on either side of the window. This ensures that when fully opened, your panels sit to the side of the window instead of covering the window. If you have wider wall space on either side, you can extend 8-10″ beyond that as well.

Window treatments give a room visual height and draw attention to the windows, making a room appear larger. We highly recommend them for rooms with a lower ceiling height of 7-8 feet. To achieve this look, try attaching rods at the ceiling line or at least 10-12″ above the window frame.

They soften the decor in a room. Textiles are a great way to add a layer of coziness and texture to a room, as well as create an element of visual interest.

They protect your privacy. This is especially important for rooms that face the street in front of the house. You don’t need to sacrifice sunlight for privacy – just choose sheer or unlined draperies to let the light in.

Lined draperies/shades create a layer of sun blockage which protects other upholstered pieces or darker furniture pieces in the room from fading. From privacy lining to blackout lining, there's tons of options to ensure that you'll be able to find the perfect light control for your room.

Is the summer sun waking you up too early? Blackout drapes are the key to fixing that. They’re most popular for bedrooms, TV lounges, and nurseries to provide full sun blockage and to create a room darkening effect.


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Ready to get started on your custom window treatments? Enter for your chance to win a $250 gift card to Barn & Willow good towards any drapery and/or Roman shade order.

To enter

  1. Enter your email into the widget above to sign up for the Barn & Willow newsletter.

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  3. Tell us in the comments below, what your favorite color and style combo is from Barn & Willow.

The Sweepstakes ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 30, 2016. Open to legal residents of 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. Limit one (1) entry per person per day. One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing the following day and will receive one gift card to Barn & Willow at $250. By entering, you confirm you have read and agree to the Official Rules.

Good luck and happy window designing!