Draperies. Friday , August 17th , 2018 - 07:13:42 AM
Would Curtains Suffice?. While draperies offer more functionality and usually, more aesthetic appeal than curtains do, draperies are usually not necessary for every window in the home. There are some windows for which curtains may be a better choice. It really depends on your budget, how you want the room to look, and whether you need the insulating properties that draperies afford. For the living room, you may want the more formal look that draperies provide, yet you would most likely prefer curtains for the kitchen.
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.
Obviously, the colour and pattern of your draperies should never be underestimated. Most decorators will try to match some of the colours in fabrics of furniture or the carpet, or even the paint or wallpaper to the colours in the draperies. Often, we want at least one or two colours to bring a room together and your draperies are an integral component of the flow of your room. A room with dark furniture and carpets may best be served by darker coloured curtains. Alternatively, flowery curtains and drapes can add a vibrant dimension to any room that will totally change the mood.
Draperies instantly improve the look of almost any décor and you have a wide variety of choices when you choose to adorn your windows with draperies. You can buy them online in stocked sizes or have them custom made. You can choose lightweight or heavier fabrics, depending on your likes and your needs and you can purchase draperies that are dry clean only or the kind that you can throw in the washing machine. Below, we'll discuss some of the things you may want to take into consideration before you decide that draperies are right for you.
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.
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.
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