BEST Window Coverings for Every Room | Julie Khuu

BEST Window Coverings for Every Room | Julie Khuu

In today’s video, I’ll be discussing the BEST window coverings for every room in your home. The key to a successful room design is how well you treat the windows. Understand what works and doesn’t work, the key function of each space, then choose a covering that is perfectly suited to your needs and aesthetics. No more guessing the difference between drapery panels, curtains, shades, blinds and more!

Watch this video for my top tips on what to cover your windows with!

0:00 Introduction
0:39 The Different Types of Window Coverings
0:43 Drapery Panels
2:13 Curtains
3:05 Sheers
4:03 Shades
6:07 Blinds
7:15 Shutters
8:21 How to Choose the Right Fit for your Room Type
10:33 Best treatments for the Bedroom
11:33 Best treatments for the Bathroom
12:22 Best treatments for the Kitchen
13:07 Best treatments for the Living Room
13:44 Best treatments for the Dining Room
14:14 Best treatments for Sliding Patio Doors
14:52 Best treatments for French Doors
15:09 Best treatments for the Home Office

Drapery Panels


Sheers (always choose white or light neutral sheers to make your windows glow)


Fabric Shades (casual, yet refined)

Woven Shades (beautiful way to add texture in a minimal space)

Non-Woven Roller Shades (great for wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms)
2. love this for renters
6. oversized for outdoor patios

If you loved this video, check out the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WINDOW TREATMENTS here:

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  1. notureaveragemiss on July 20, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    What would you do for a valance?
    I bought Ikea’s motorized roller shades and am thinking of covering up the roll, sad they don’t seem to sell a cover (unless I missed it). I need to be able to replace the battery so I might need to do a removable valance or leave a decent gap. I am mounting them inside the frame

  2. Merry Walsh on July 20, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you Julie. I bought curtains with inset metal rings, to use on rods to cover sliding doors, but have been having second thoughts. You recommend draperies and I totally agree, they would be better. My question, are curtains with integrated rings outdated or tacky?

  3. Debra D on July 20, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Very informative video. Maybe I missed it but I’m looking for a solution for 12′ tall by approx 3′ wide banks of windows set on a curved wall that I have in a few areas of my home. We replaced the windows a few years ago and the new windows are deeper than the old ones (wood clad vs vinyl windows). The best solution I found was outside mounted roman shades, which I ended up making myself for some of the shorter windows (5-6′ tall). I purchased roller shades outside mount for the 12′ windows. What are your thoughts? Thanks

  4. Lyfehurts66 on July 20, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    I thought window treatments should be uniform throughout 🤔..

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  6. Schatze Lady on July 20, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Thank you!! I have newsy neighbors. I have to get roman shades and drapes for my living room and dining room.

  7. gmarialisa on July 20, 2023 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Julie, I commented on your older video, but I’ll ask here. How do you feel about roller shades that are reverse rolled? Trying to figure out what to do on new construction modern townhome.

  8. Rebecca Sanchez on July 20, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    i luv julie

  9. Maria Bach on July 20, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    Best guide to window treatment video I’ve watched! Didn’t realize how deciding on window treatments could be so overwhelming and your video has put me at ease! Thank you!

  10. ꧁ 🪷Jℴy🪷 ꧂ on July 20, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    What is that black robed & hooded figure grabbing a tiny child @ 13:52? C-r-e-e-p-y!!

  11. Julie Boese on July 20, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you for all your great advice! ❤️ Question: what do you think of new windows with blinds inside them for the living room? We are building new & although I love the look of our current 2 inch wooden blinds, I hate cleaning them! Thank you!

  12. Melliza Torralba on July 20, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Hello Julie, thank you for your videos about home interior designing. I have been watching all your video on feng shui, window treatments, sectionals, etc. What is your sofa right now behind this video?

  13. Abbi Brennen on July 20, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Dear Julie, I just love all your videos. So great design elements! 🙂

  14. Vilma Zappulla on July 20, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Julie, excellent video as always. Next, I will check the Ultimate Guide To Window Treatments video.

  15. Michael Arnold on July 20, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Where do you find the long window treatments if you want to go close to the ceiling?????

  16. Bill Fold on July 20, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    We bought and love our NORMAN SHUTTERS and three Norman motorized rollers

  17. Chaos Y on July 20, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for the informative video! Is it always better to put curtain for both sides?

  18. Julie Veitia on July 20, 2023 at 1:26 pm

    How to fit curtains and/or sheers for a (faux) bay window with a drop ceiling? And The windows go all the way to the drop ceiling. It seems impossible. Thanks!

  19. Garlic Girl on July 20, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    This makes me want to give so much credit to my grandmothers. I see now they knew the difference between curtains and drapes. I should have listened to them more instead of being ignorant. It all makes sense now. Oh and the shutters….yes a necessary evil when live in a populated area and PRIVACY is paramount!

  20. K L on July 20, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    I spent money on Palm Beach plantation shutters and wow, wow, wow I love them so. Only did it in eating areas and great room. Bedrooms I did duets. I love them all.

  21. Marie jenkins on July 20, 2023 at 1:27 pm

    I just bought a new home, and have no idea what to do with all of the windows. Your video has helped me see tat I don’t have to go "custom" on all of my windows.

  22. Jessica on July 20, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Ok I have a small living/ dining room combo n the ceiling is low.. And it’s a 6 windows in the little room what to do..I have more wall than wall

  23. SF Chan on July 20, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    Hi Julie, I am about to install the WiFi control motorized curtain tracks for my MBR’s sliding door (open one sided with views) and customize the curtain, your video is comes in time. Please advise if it’s better to set it as both sides openings (sake’s if symmetrical) or one sided opening which will pull it to my wall corner(not blocking view when not use) . There is another small windows next to this sliding door that I’m using the top down bottom up honeycomb shades.

  24. Ashmita Roy on July 20, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Fan from India. I have a very difficult living room it has 4 doors n one large window I recently painted my walls n took down all existing wall n window treatment please help.

  25. Chandra Cox on July 20, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    I just bought a new house and I’ve had a lot of fun cutting window treatments for every room. My living room has sheers and curtains on a double rod, my bedroom has velvet curtains and my kids room will have curtains as well. My kitchen will have a roman shade.

  26. Elizabeth Nkosi on July 20, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you it really helped me a lot

  27. Adris Moffett on July 20, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    What treatment would you use if you have plantation shutter?

  28. Yingxin Zhang on July 20, 2023 at 1:33 pm

    I feel so lucky to find this video. Super helpful!!! Thank you so much!

  29. Garima Vardani on July 20, 2023 at 1:37 pm


  30. Felserna Quinones on July 20, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Never change, you have always a great ideas to share for everyone of us. Happy holidays! Thank you ❤

  31. Erin432 on July 20, 2023 at 1:37 pm

    Great video. But, please remember that while those sheer shades look nice in the bathroom during the day people can see in at night from outside when the bathroom light is on!!

  32. Ikarus on July 20, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    The shade, the SHAADEE of it all!

  33. Pamela Gudgel on July 20, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Hi Julie,I have a big issue here. I would really appreciate your guidance . It’s a wall of windows I call , it leading to the courtyard actually they are sliding accordion type doors that open up the entire wall of the house . Having listened and learned so much from you I’m feeling confident in choosing blinds for the rest of the house . I’ve been given a price of 5000.00 just for this covering it’s 214” across and this is for sheers. Do you know of any other alternative to help with privacy that is not so costly? Thank you

  34. Tiffany Walker on July 20, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Do u think the top down bottom up shade is better compared to roller shade? I like the roller shade in my dining room but it doesn’t have the function thought. So if I chose the roller with lighter filtering would be ok since I am in a ranch home with closing with neighbors. Thanks

  35. stings Ferando on July 20, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Ms Julie, would love to see a video for floor to ceiling curtains especially for corner staircase areas. 🙂

  36. Eara smith on July 20, 2023 at 1:42 pm

    Julie; I just discovered your channel. I’m building a custom home, I’m at the window treatment stage. What type of window treatment can I use for patio doors in my bedroom. My husband wants to tint the windows as we have no neighbors and have complete privacy.

  37. Beny B. on July 20, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Hi Julie. I live in a condo where the windows are wall to wall, from ceiling to floor. We are replacing our old plastic vertical blinds with off-white zebra blinds . What kind of window dressing can i put as a 2nd layer over the blinds to make the room look elegant? I am installing the blinds simply to follow condo rules.

  38. Yolanda Farrell on July 20, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Love it

  39. Betty Davis on July 20, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Betty Stewart I love your video it really help me I just moved into an apartment and I have five windows with double pains and do not know how to decorate this at living room shape it’s like an oval shape please help

  40. Pamela Gendron on July 20, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    What about bay windows?

  41. Jen Jay on July 20, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you for this. What about sliding doors from the kitchen to the back patio? We have a round eat-in kitchen table sitting in front of the door. I was thinking a roller shade but now I’m thinking would drapery or curtains also go for this door?

  42. Reema Faisal on July 20, 2023 at 1:50 pm

    Hi. Thank you for all the information. Can we line white sheers? Like I want the light look but I also want a little privacy without layering with any other form of window treatment. I might put dummy curtains on both sides though, at a higher height, like 2-3 inches below the ceiling. Unfortunately as I have a split A/C right above the window centre, which can’t be moved anywhere else. So the sheers can’t go all the way to the top, I can put these sheers only a few inches above the window, the ac blocks the height. For height thinking of giving dummy curtains on the sides, which will go all the way up. So can I line them?

  43. Beautiful butterflies on July 20, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you

  44. Katie on July 20, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks for the great content and all the links as well!!

  45. Nelly Dugard on July 20, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    Hi Julie,
    Great video! I have white traditional unpack French door at our informal small dining room. What can I put on the door. I love the light that comes through and what to keep it more modern.
    Thank you Julie! Happy Holidays

  46. DiAННА Kaya on July 20, 2023 at 1:58 pm

    Julie, you are amazing and all your tips so full of wisdom, taste, professionalism and good vibes. I came to understand that interior design is part science part art. One does have to understand the geometry of light, of shades, of positive and negative space, of the contrasting colours. So thank you for illuminating these for me. 🙏🏼

  47. Miranda Wilson on July 20, 2023 at 1:59 pm

    I have 196 inches sliding door, any suggestions for covering? Thx

  48. Julie Khuu on July 20, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    If you loved this video, check out the ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WINDOW TREATMENTS for a deeper dive into materials, measurements, and MORE here:

  49. Joan Craig on July 20, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    There was no mention of cellular shades? May I ask why?

  50. Shila Rod on July 20, 2023 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you so much for the video ! What is best rod diameter for sheer or semi sheer curtain in formal living room ? We are not adding any other curtains . Less then 1 inch looks clumsy and very causal to me but I am not sure if 1 inch or even bigger looks good with sheer curtain! Also do you have any recommendation where to find semi sheer curtain ?

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