Bracket: A bracket is hardware that holds up rods for curtains or draperies. Brackets are screwed into walls or casings.
Center-draw: A center-draw window treatment is one that spreads open beginning in the middle. A traverse rod is needed for this type of curtain or drapery.
Drapability: The drapability of a fabric is how good it looks when it falls into folds.
Finial: A finial is the ball, point, or other attractive object located on the end of a rod. Due to their location, these objects are sometimes called pole ends.
Hard Lines: Hard lines, or hard treatments, are factory manufactured window coverings. Blinds, screens, and shades, especially those sold in retail stores, are usually hard lines.
Panel: A panel is a piece of fabric, from basic linen to elaborate velvet, that covers a window. One panel is just one half of a complete curtains, draperies, or other window treatments.
Rod Pocket: A rod pocket is a fabric tube located at the top of many window treatments. A rod is inserted into this pocket to allow for hanging.
R-value: The R-value of a window covering is how well it prevents heat flow. Blinds and blackout shades with a good R-value can help cut home energy costs.
Tier: A tier is a window covering commonly found in kitchens. These panels cover the lower portions of windows.
Traverse Rods: Traverse rods have plastic pieces in them that connect to drapery pins. These plastic pieces are attached to a cord, allowing both sides of a window treatment to open at once.