A window treatment is an interior decorating element placed on, in, around or over a window. Treatments for covering the window may include:
Blinds allow one to manipulate the light. The name blinds comes from their use in blocking people from seeing into a home; they essentially “blind the observers view”.
Shades are a piece of fabric which rolls, stacks or folds, opening to a view only when the shade is rolled up.
Hard treatments are made of hard materials like wood or vinyl. Soft treatments are anything made of soft materials such as fabrics.