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Have you ever asked yourself what is the difference between curtains and drapes? We have! And our on-staff curtain experts shared their extensive knowledge with us. To help you decide which window treatment is best for your household, we thought we’d pass this interesting tidbit your way. No matter which you choose, our selection of curtains and drapes has something for every window of your house. Pro-tip? By installing curtains and drapes above your window frame, you can make any room look—and feel—bigger.

Curtains, the Decorative Window Treatment

While drapes are made of heavier fabric, window curtains are usually made out of thinner or sheer fabrics which aren’t lined. As a window treatment, curtains are not always used to block out the light—that’s why everyone loves kitchen curtains, they’re decorative without casting a shadow on the counter where you’re trying to cook. Adding at touch of decorative beauty to a room is the main purpose of curtains.

Our collection of curtains and drapes has many elegant styles to choose from. You’ll find country curtains which will give your home an eclectic and genuine feel to lace curtains which sparkle in the sunlight. We carry curtains to control the light in your home: from complete light control, to light filtering, to sheer curtains, at The Vermont Country Store, our collection of window treatments has curtains fit for every room of your home. Even in rooms where darkness or privacy is needed, curtains can add a finishing touch to windows with blinds.

Drapes, the Window Treatment for Blocking out Light and Locking in Temperature

Though the word ‘curtains’ is often used interchangeably with ‘drapes,’ drapes are those curtains that serve to block out light as well as cold and heat. As a window treatment, drapes tend to be made of heavier fabrics and are typically lined. Drapes almost always hang from the top of the window to the floor while curtains include styles such as valances and tiers which serve more of a decorative purpose. While drapes often have a more formal look than curtains, that doesn’t mean that they can’t be stylish. With styles featuring solid colors, classic stripe and checker patterns, as well as floral designs, at The Vermont Country Store you’ll find drapes and curtains to match every interior.

Our selection of window treatments offers a wide variety drapes and curtains which serve to insulate temperature and help to block out light. So, no matter which window coverings or drapery you go with—curtains or drapes—you’ll find elegant window treatments for every room of your house when you shop curtains and drapes at The Vermont Country Store.