Draperies. Friday , August 17th , 2018 - 07:33:17 AM
Draperies can be purchased either ready made, semi custom, or custom. Ready make are best if you need it up now. There is a large selection and ship quickly. They are alto the most economically priced. They usually come in sized to fit most common size windows, Next is semi custom. On semi custom the width is fixed and the length is make to your measurements, maximum is about 120 inches. This is a good choice if you have high windows, or if you want your draperies to puddle (form soft folds on the floor).
Rings. Not all curtains and draperies are attached to the rod using rings. It depends on how the draperies are constructed whether or not you will need the rings. Rings can add a decorative touch though and come in a wide variety of styles. They are easily attached to the rod and the drapes and offer added stability. Rings allow the draperies to easily glide along the rod without getting stuck so for rods that may not be as smooth as others, rings can come in handy.
In the old days, drapery consisted of hanging curtains on your window and that was it. What you hung it on didn't matter, as long as that they look good. Today, it's not that easy. With the trend of specialization, there are tools for most things out there that it takes an effort to keep track of them. And draperies are no exception. We now have. What is called drapery hardware? And for the free spirits out there, we have custom drapery hardware.
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.
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.
Disposable garbage bags work well. Then fan fold a panel and tie a strip of plastic at the bottom to hold the fan in place. Tie another strip about 1-1/2 feet above that and one more about 3 to 4 feet above the bottom. Repeat on all panels. Leave it like this for about 2 weeks. When you take it off the strips of plastic, the pleats will be nice and uniform. I hope this sheds a little light on selecting draperies. Good luck and I'm sure your drapes will look beautiful.
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