Young Buchanan. Draperies. August 19th , 2018.
Most people aren't aware of the variety of drapery styles available. From rod pocket drapery to ring top drapery - with clips or rings - to French pleat drapery and grommet drapery, there are styles to complete the look of any interior design. The following five styles are among the most popular: * Rod pocket drapery panels are designed so the curtain fabric wraps around the drapery rod without any clips or grommets. The drapery pocket sewn into the top of the fabric will accommodate any drapery rod up to 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Each rod pocket drapery panel comes with fullness so enter the size area you need to cover. Just as with textiles, some drapes are made overseas and some are hand sewn in the USA. Check with manufacturers if you prefer products made in the US. * Ring Top Drapery Panels have clip on rings. The rings then attach to the drape and fit over a drapery rod. Most rings are made of either wood or metal finishes. Rods are also available in wood and metal frames and a variety or finishes - matted metal, different color stains and more. Liners are usually available as an upgrade.
Traditional Wrought Iron feel minus the heaviness from Kirsch. Metal drapery rods with classic wrought iron options are available in the 1 inch diameter Kirsch Wrought Iron line. With over twelve finials available in wrought iron to match, you will find everything you need to give your drapery treatment traditional overall appeal. Wrought Iron style drapes and window treatments have experienced a resurgence in popularity during the past several years and the Kirsch selections are distinctive in style and finish.
The fabric type and thickness play a direct role in how much light will be let in through the drapery. Obviously, some people prefer blackout drapery to perform as their name indicates, completely blocking out any incoming light from outside. However, other people prefer different amounts of light to be let in based on their specific preferences and expectations. As such, looking into material thickness and how opaque the material itself is plays a vital role in making these determinations. One other attribute that makes many newer designs of blackout drapery desirable is that they come insulated which helps to prevent cold or hot temperatures from penetrating them, in a sense having them act as insulation for your windows; thus saving money on electric bills.
Draperies in today's lingo generally refer interchangeably to drapes and curtains. However, this is not strictly true. Traditionally, windows would be treated with up to three layers of curtain: a light sash which filters light, a draw curtain to block light completely, and an over-drapery which functioned decoratively only. Moreover, in formal rooms, these layers of curtain may have been covered with a valence to hide hardware. However, modern rooms are treated with draperies differently, and sashes are often called curtains, while draperies are those materials that draw to completely cover a window and block light.
Design professionals will be able to help you evaluate the character of these different elements and ultimately determine what combination of them will best suit your personality, your space and your style. This way, you get custom draperies that are truly in line with what you want and need, and that set you and your home apart. As window treatments draperies also offer you a high degree of style control in terms of fabric choice. There are a multitude of fabrics available, so between the combination of drapery style and fabric options, you have an infinite palette in front of you. Choose heavy or ornate fabrics for a formal look, or light, airy fabrics for a more casual feel. Interior design experts can help you navigate all of the textile possibilities and will be able to match the right fabric choice to the right style of window drapery to achieve your perfect look.
Regardless of how you define draperies, decorating your windows with the right colour and material can make or break a room. In fact, even more minor details such as the shape, length, and style of draperies can have a significant impact. Ultimately, when decorating with drapes or curtains, you should consider these features in the bigger picture of the room. Are you looking to create a bright, breezy appearance that would be best served with a lighter, more colourful fabric? Or are you trying to create an elegant, traditional design that might best be served by heavy drapes with embroidered details? The function or purpose of the room should influence your drapery decorating decisions.
Children's rooms are also good candidates for curtains over draperies, although you still want to make sure you adorn any windows with fire retardant fabrics. While draperies are more expensive than curtains, there is still quite a bit of difference in the prices and features so if you are on a budget, look carefully to see how you can save money on draperies. Obviously, the custom made draperies will cost more than stocked sizes.
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