Catalina Dotson. Draperies. September 02nd , 2018.
Drapery provides intimacy and regulates the volume of natural light inside a room. Choosing the right kind of drapery in your room can be sometimes confusing. Drapery can either subtly blend into your room's background or downright make an impact and statement in the room. The drapes you use will often times reflect your personality.
Creating the right look for your home is a wonderful, satisfying process. Window draperies are a fabulous way to express your style and to implement the appearance you want. With the array of custom drapery styles and fabric choices available you will be able to create an individual, beautiful look that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come. Drapery hardware is more than just a means to hang your draperies or curtains; it is also a decorative element for your home. Decorative drapery hardware includes rods, finials, holdbacks, rings, and decorative brackets. Decorative rods can also be traverse. You want to consider the color, finish, and material of the rods. Finials add the perfect touch of elegance, whimsy, humor, and finish to your beautiful window treatments. All of these choices will affect the overall beauty and decorative theme and balance of your home.
You might have some idea about the kind of drapery that would be perfect to adorn your home well. It may be quite possible that you are not satisfied by the kind of drapery that you ordered or stitched yourself. The solution now lies in custom drapes. Custom drapery makers would meet your requirements and stand tall to your expectations. Contact one of these custom drapery makers and tell them your requirements. Make sure that you don't miss out on a single detail. Describe in detail whatever you picture be it the style that you want (pleated or non pleated, flowing or fitting), floral, geometric or self colour.
The fabric type and thickness play a direct role in how much light will be let in through the drapery. Obviously, some people prefer blackout drapery to perform as their name indicates, completely blocking out any incoming light from outside. However, other people prefer different amounts of light to be let in based on their specific preferences and expectations. As such, looking into material thickness and how opaque the material itself is plays a vital role in making these determinations. One other attribute that makes many newer designs of blackout drapery desirable is that they come insulated which helps to prevent cold or hot temperatures from penetrating them, in a sense having them act as insulation for your windows; thus saving money on electric bills.
Decide how often you're going to open and close your drapery. If you're going to frequently open and close your drapes (also called traversing your draperies), then you'll probably want to choose a traverse style drapery rod. This style of curtain rod has cords that allow you to open or close your drapery easily. Traverse rods can open from the middle, or they can open from one side or the other. The way the drapery opens is called the draw. Split draw traverse rods open from the middle, one-way traverse rods open from either the left or right side.
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.
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.
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