When did blocking light become a craft? Today’s window treatments put construction over function, with tactile treatments including laser-cut polyester, dimensional knits, textural jacquards, and chunky chenilles. The varieties are as manifold as personalities, from delicately interwoven lattices harking back to handiwork, to strings of steel spheres exuding a cool industrial vibe. Turn windows into punctuation marks by playing with graphic patterns, or adding vivid colors. But when classical formality comes calling, remember: red velvet is never wrong.