Draperies. Friday , August 17th , 2018 - 07:14:13 AM
Drapes and curtains can make a bold statement in every room; at the same time, they can add a subtle elegance that only highlights a picturesque window. However you look at it, decorating with draperies is functional and stylish and there are many options available. Draperies block light and sound and help to manage heat and cold, but they are also a decorators dream as they have the potential to bring your personality into a room. But before we talk about decorating with draperies, let's try to define draperies more specifically.
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.
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.
Drapery panels can drastically change the look of a room. You can use them in addition to blinds to add color and warmth to a space. They also block out light, insulate drafty windows and add privacy. However they can be overwhelming to shop for. There are hundreds of color and styles to choose from, not to mention the hardware. I will try to help you narrow it down by touching on a few subjects.
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.
My colleagues and I in the interior design industry began to notice this fundamental shift in homeowner expectations a few years back. Week after week, "Design On A Dime" showcased homeowners creating stunning interior spaces using simple and inexpensive objects without the aid of an interior designer. Instead of hiring a professional designer, homeowners are more and more frequently opting to decorate their home themselves. While doing-it-yourself can be rewarding, there are some interior design tasks where the help and advice of a professional can actually save you money in the long-run. Choosing your drapery hardware is one of those tasks.
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