Colonial houses dilute between the two extremities – the classy & heavily ornamented laces & drapes of the Victorian houses and the box-in-box simplicity of the Arts & Crafts houses. However, a considerable number of gray cells need to be invested to style the windows of these houses. Care should be taken to use new age curtains & insulating material so as to compensate the huge heating & cooling costs.
Colonial windows have wooden shutters fabricated from the frame to the approximate midpoint of the window. Cotton, Linen or Muslin tab curtains hang from the wooden rods. These can be substituted with the new age synthetic (insulating) fabrics widely available in the market. The typical pattern adopted for curtain designs for a colonial type window would be a floral or plaited on with added fringes for the classy look. Also, the wooden framework needs to be checked for leakages or scratches. The same need to be treated appropriately to avoid any undesirable consequences.