Draperies. Friday , August 17th , 2018 - 07:35:59 AM
The second item to consider in choosing your drapery hooks is the overall design. Obviously, the design of the product is going to play a vital role in how well it will meld into your pre-existing theme and drapery set. However, some designs exhibit more functionality and durability than others. So for those who have heavy or large drapery, ensure that when you find a hook that exhibits the style qualities you desire also possesses the ability to function with your heavy-duty curtain.
Finials. Finials are not absolutely necessary but they are a lot of fun to pick out and decorate with. Finials are the decorative pieces that attach to the end of drapery rods and they come in a wide variety of styles and materials. You can get finials in wood, iron, glass, or you can even get fabric covered finials. Finials can be simple or elegant, modern or antique and go a long way toward dressing up your window treatments.
Think about what's under and behind your drapery when selecting your drapery hardware. There are three common terms that drapery hardware professionals use when talking about the spacing of your drapery hardware treatment. Projection, clearance and return. Projection typically refers to how far the decorative hardware elements will "stick out" or project into the room from the wall. The return measurement is usually the distance the drapery must bend back to reach the wall when it's hanging from your drapery rod. And, clearance refers to the open space behind the drapery and back to the wall. Or, "how much room do I have behind the curtain to hang another rod, window blind or sheer"? You'll notice that I've qualified each term loosely, and for good reason. Depending on who you're speaking with, either a drapery maker, installer or hardware fabricator; clearance, projection and return can mean different things.
One thing we should remember though when shopping for draperies and its hardware is to decide whether we want them decorative or functional. When we shop, we think of whether what we're buying is cheap or expensive. However, we have to realize that as long as we go for quality, something, which may seem expensive now is actually cheap in the long run. So let's talk about what consists of drapery hardware. First we have the curtain pole or rod. Like all the other drapery hardware, the curtain pole or rod can come in materials like wood, chrome, and plastic. This is where you attach the ringers for the curtain. So the main purpose of this hardware is for support. They can come in the form of regular rods, hinged rods and motorized rods.
Most importantly, use your creativity when decorating with draperies. We often associated drapes exclusively with windows, but there are other ways to utilize these features. For example, a four-post bed becomes even more dramatic if the posts are decorated with elegant draperies. In addition, you can create a private veranda by hanging drapes on open sides of a sundeck if you live in a dry climate. As is the case with any kind of decorating, always try to match your personality with the style of your room and use draperies to highlight your style while maintaining the flow of that room. There are endless possibilities for decorating with drapes and you should never let your imagination be stifled.
You're a newcomer to the area and have just spent a massive amount on remodeling your home but realize you're missing an important detail that you may not be able to go on without, which is buying draperies for your home. Picking out drapery for your family home takes a lot of planning, but it's planning that you shouldn't have to do on your own. When you move into a new place, it's kind of fun in a way because you get to go out and buy everything you need to make you feel right at home. You may even choose to feel more at home if you duplicate the house that you're living in now from the house you were living in before. It's hard for a lot of people to deal with change. You just may deal with it differently than other people.
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