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How to Choose Draperies

August 16, 2017

Draperies have made a resurgence in the world of home interiors.  Window fashions evolve just as they do in the clothing industry.  The constant effect of adding draperies to an interior is you will suddenly see and feel the character of the room change.  The treatment will soften and bring a sense of harmony.

Some clients embark upon buying curtains or draperies without a good understanding of their requirements.  Other than loving the fabric color, pattern, or texture, there are a few more thing you may want to consider before choosing draperies.  Functionality


The first thing you will want to consider is, what are your light and privacy needs?  Depending on where the draperies will be installed in your home, you may want them to be functional, where they are capable of being opened and closed on a traversing rod.  This will serve the purpose of controlling light and/or privacy.  Stationary panels can of bring an added element to a motif and bring a space together by playing an aesthetic role in the room’s design.


The drapery heading style you choose should be influenced by the style of your home and the type of fabric you choose.  A pencil pleat drapery header is used more commonly for traditional style homes; tab top headers create a more casual look; and inverted pleat draperies are a more contemporary style. 


You will also want to consider mounting. The choice of a ceiling or wall mounted track depends on the structure around the window where the treatment will be installed. As stated previously, mounting will also depend on how the drapery is to function.


Your fabric choice should be considered based on what your light and privacy needs are. Your interior motif and style will also determine your choice of fabric.  A Certified Window Treatment Consultant (CWTC) will be able to guide you in making sound choices based on your budget that will yield the pleasing results you are seeking.


Your home is where you live, love and entertain friends and family.  It is a reflection of who you are.  Don’t be afraid to invest the time and resources it takes to bring it all together to create the ambiance and atmosphere that will foster the lifelong memories you will always want to share.



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