All homes have windows, and most are decorated with some sort of window treatment. People have different reasons for choosing a particular treatment, such as privacy, insulation or just decoration. There are many different styles of drapes to choose from as well. Some of the most popular styles include door panel, country kitchen, pinch pleated and thermal drapes.

If you have a decorative front door that has glass panels on either side, or maybe a sun room that has French doors leading outside, you may need door panel curtains. Door panels add a nice decorative appeal while maintaining a bit more privacy. Most people like to choose a sheer door panel to ensure that light can still enter; however, you can find door panels in many different weights, colors and patterns. Typically door panels are hung on two separate rods, one top and one bottom, to make sure that they stay in place.

If you are like some people, you may have really grown to love the country look. The most popular room to decorate in a country style is the kitchen. It is so easy to achieve a country look using country kitchen curtains. Check patterns are attractive, but you can also find plaids, stars, willow trees, houses, roosters and just about any pattern commonly found in country decor. Ruffles are also popular with country kitchen curtains.

If you are looking for a more classic look, then you may prefer pinch pleated drapes. These tend to use heavier fabrics, although you can also find lighter sheer fabrics as well. Pinch pleated curtains hang on a rod with loops using hooks that are inserted in the pleats, allowing you to open and close them with a cord.

Thermal drapes are a popular choice for reducing your heating and cooling costs as well as for light blocking. They are lined with an insulating material to help keep out the cold in the winter and keep cooler air inside in the summer. You can find them in many different colors and patterns; however, you will never find sheer thermal drapes since they require heavier material for insulation purposes.