Draperies. Friday , August 17th , 2018 - 07:20:51 AM
How you decorate your home is a reflection of your personal aesthetic. There are certain decor elements, like window treatments, that can help you express that style in an effective, direct manner. When it comes to window coverings, it can be hard to find a ready-made product that truly reflects your taste. Custom draperies, however, let you craft the exact appearance you want to implement. No matter what your style is, you will be able to find the right drapery window treatment to suit your vision.
Know exactly what type of drapery you're going to hang before you begin looking for your drapery hardware. Different drapery styles require different drapery rods or curtain rods. A traditional pinch pleat drapery can be installed on a traverse rod or a decorative rod. Swags can be hung on a wood or metal pole or draped between drapery holdbacks or tiebacks. Tab-top draperies are almost always installed on a wood or metal drapery pole. And, ripplefold draperies can only be installed on specially made curtain rods with the help of your drapery maker or workroom.
It may occur to you that you are so protective of what you want and only you know what you want that you only have anyone else help you. That's fine if you want to do it by yourself, but you also don't want to be putting a lot of stress on yourself. Having help is a good thing. It's not like you have to do everything everyone says to do, but it's a good way to listen to each other and discover what works best. Buying drapery in your remodeled home could be the last thing on your agenda that you have to get done. You could have seen a neighbors drapery and liked the way it looked, so you decided that you have to get one in your home. Whatever the case may be, planning and having help on picking out draperies is a good strategy.
You also have the finials, brackets and scones. Brackets are for supporting the rod or pole. Scones are decorative brackets and sometimes have fabrics threaded in them. As for finials, it's clear that they serve a solely decorative function. And there you have it, drapery. Now I know that a lot of us aren't very flexible with our budget and other than worrying about whether we can afford quality, we also want to get custom drapery hardware for that personal touch. Well, we shouldn't worry because there are stores that cater to those who are on a budget and should stick to it, so no worries.
Wood drapery poles from Kirsch are available in many sizes and styles. One of the most popular styles of drapery hardware is a traditional wood rod with finials, rings and brackets. With Kirsch you can choose between wood style treatments in 3, 2 and 1 3/8 inch pole diameters with either smooth or fluted profiles. Available in four, six, eight and twelve foot lengths, wood drapery poles from Kirsch may be easily trimmed to fit your window size before installation. Two popular wood collections are Wood Trends and Buckingham. Even though each of these collections contain wood drapery rods of several diameters and lengths, the Wood Trends line is very cost effective. For more elaborate treatments, Buckingham from Kirsch comes in exclusive designer finishes that are two toned. If you're looking for a wooden drapery rod that is unfinished to stain or faux-finish yourself, you'll be able to choose Buckingham for staining or Wood Trends for painting. Wood rods from Buckingham don't come with finger joints like lower cost poles and that means they are great for adding your own custom stain.
Do you have enough wall space above the panels if your using a decorative rod? When measuring for width, rule of thumb is add 4" to each side of an opening. For example, if your window is 80 inches wide, you would order 88 inch panels. Basically you want your panels to overlap your windows by 4 inches on each side. A couple of exceptions are; if you want your window to appear bigger or wider, then add more than 4 inches, or if you want all or most of your glass exposed when the drapes are drawn open, then add more than 4 inches, this will allow the panels to stack over wall thus maintaining your view. Just make sure you have enough wall on both sides of the window for this. If you order custom drapes, they will come pre-pinned otherwise you must pin them yourself.
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