There are so many decisions that need to be made when it comes to your shades. The style, the color, the material, the design and of course whether or not you want to go with a top treatment as well. Depending on the type of shade you are going with, the type of treatment that you decide on will make a big difference. You will see that there are swags and jabots that you can pick from and they will accent nicely like valances and cornices as well. The options may seem limitless. You may find that a top treatment can soften the look of your current shades or even brighten them up. If you are looking for new shades, you may want to take a look at a treatment as you are making the final decisions on what to get. One of the benefits of using a top treatment is that it can hide any hardware that you may have and give you a cleaner look. They provide shape and definition to your windows and with the option of being able to get them the same design and color or something different, the design is completely up to you.