Dressing the windows for a sleek, contemporary feel isn’t as daunting as it might seem. The day of the antique satin tieback draperies seems to be behind us. Many of us have windows that give onto a beautifully-landscaped yard, a spectacular pool or vistas that take our breathe away. Minimal window treatments ,even in the most traditional of homes, can still be very effective. Determine how much, if any privacy is needed. Take into consideration what we do and don’t want to cover and last, but no least, what is our viewing area. Hard treatments, silhouettes, wood blinds, hobbled romans can achieve the desired degree of privacy then “framing” the window with a tasteful cornice or valance is a coordinating fabric gets us right where we want to be. In ultra contemporary settings, the use of a cornice or any soft treatment might not be appropriate, but most homes do require some sort of “softening” agent around the window or French door. Your designer will know how to best guide you to achieving the desired results.