Draperies. Friday , August 17th , 2018 - 07:51:26 AM
Draperies can be used with or without window blinds to create an aesthetically pleasing window treatment for your home. Not all draperies have the insulated backing so you can get them with or without this feature. Draperies come in a wide variety of fabrics so if you don't necessarily need window treatments that offer further insulation, you can still get the beautiful look and feel of draperies without that feature.
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.
There are different types of drapery rods; traverse, manual, and stationary. Traverse rods have a pulley system enabling you to open and close the draperies by puling on a cord. They come in many different styles. The most simple traverse rod is plain white and is hidden behind the draperies when closed. There is also a decorative traverse rod. These are exposed just above to finish off the top of your drapery. They are usually metal and come in a wide variety of finishes in both traditional and contemporary styles. Traverse rods are used with pinch pleat draperies.
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.
You can do the researching online as well, but it's not recommended because only you know what's in your house. The only way you would do researching online is if you have settled on what kind of draperies you want to get and you want to check to see if your favorite store has them, which also would be included in your planning. You might also have to take measurements because you could have a window that might not work with draperies. In your case, let's hope that's not the issue. If you're the kind of person who gets all crazy when it comes to matching everything, then you might also want to take a picture of the color scheme in your house and take it to any store and get some color samples to take home and browse different colors whether their unusual or not.
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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