Marisa Buck. Draperies. August 29th , 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metal drapery rods can give your living area a more contemporary feel. All the way back in 1928, Kirsch invented the very first telescoping metal drapery pole. Today, Kirsch has several metal drapery rod options that are available as metal poles with rings or decorative traverse rods with carriers. Studio coordinates, a specialty line of adjustable decorative metal traverse rods introduced by Kirsch in 1994, is still a very popular option for consumers who require the functionality of operable draw curtains and the look of a fancy metal rod. For window treatments with tab-top draperies, rod pocket draperies or drapery panels with rings, classic 1 3/8 inch metal drapery rods are available in the Mix-And-Match from Kirsch collection. With drapery hardware components like holdbacks, rings, finials and brackets that are inter-changeable between collections, it is possible to style your window treatment to appear either classic or modern by using metal Kirsch drapery hardware.
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.
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