3 Ways to Cover Windows Without Curtains | JC Licht


3 Ways to Cover Windows Without Curtains

  • 2 min read

3 Ways to Cover Windows Without Curtains

3 Ways to Cover Windows Without Curtains

If curtains are your go-to for covering windows in your Chicago home, you aren’t alone. Many believe they’re the best option and are unsure how to use other coverings. You have choices, and we’re sharing them with you today. 

Curtains vs. Drapery: What’s the Difference?

Let’s start by clarifying the misconception that curtains and drapery are identical. Curtains are not meant to provide complete room-darkening; they are made of lightweight fabrics and can be much shorter than drapery. Drapery is excellent for delivering blackout conditions and insulation in a room. The panels are generally made of heavier materials and are typically floor-length. 

Vertical Options

Do you have massive windows or sliding glass doors to cover? Take the time to explore your vertical options.Vertical blinds are versatile and can make your room appear taller. You can also elevate a room’s aesthetic by several notches with gliding window panels. These vertical window coverings overlap one another when you open them and offer a divine backdrop for your home’s decor when they close. 

Window Blinds

Anywhere you can use curtains, you can use window blinds. Blinds have the added benefit of outstanding variable light control, allowing you to enjoy sunlight and privacy simultaneously. Choose from several materials, including wood, faux wood, and aluminum blinds.Wood blinds have abundant classic charm, but faux wood and aluminum styles hold up better under moisture. Convenient cordless operation is available, but we’re personal fans of automation, so we can adjust your blinds from across the room and even schedule when they tilt open or closed. 

Shades and More Shades

Fabric window treatments, like shades, add a touch of softness to a space without erasing the aesthetic given by clean lines and solid materials elsewhere in the room. There’s a shade made for every preference and existing style. 


Cellular shades have abundant texture and look fantastic in contemporary settings. They also offer insulation unmatched by any other window treatments. Roller shades have a user-friendly design and are ideal for sleek, minimalist decor. Sheer shades are a delicate, lightweight choice that diffuses sunlight and offers superior protection from UV damage. 

Roman shades are excellent for an elegant look you once thought could only be achieved with drapery. Your Roman shades can be made from a seemingly endless number of materials and in styles that range from ultra-elegant to subtly sophisticated. Woven Wood Shades are a favorite of those who love natural elements in their home. Woven Woods are made with organic materials like wood, reeds, bamboo, and grass and are built for durability.

How to Cover Windows Without Curtains with JC Licht

Is it time to expand your window covering palette? JC Licht has hundreds of window covering options to suit every style and need. We are the city’s premier dealer of Hunter Douglas window treatments, Benjamin Moore paint, and designer wallpaper

Stop by one of our many locations across the Midwest or book an in-home design consultation today. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!


Already know what you need?