The Basics of Custom Draperies
When it comes to dressing windows, homeowners have plenty of options with custom draperies. Given the range of accompanying costs, homeowners will have to take into account a number of factors when planning their custom draperies upgrade.
If you are looking to install custom draperies, you have come to the right place! Our team has years of experience outfitting California homes with the perfect design.
In the meantime, consider the following strategies for updating your windows throughout the home.
The Inverted Box Pleat
The inverted box pleat can be a great approach in making a space feel more gender-neutral. To create a tailored, boxy feel, simply keep them closed. And when you want to give off a sleek, uniform appearance, stack them back and allow the hardware to take on some of the focus.
When it comes to custom draperies, tie-backs are very traditional approach. This can be good or bad depending on what you are looking to create.
For example, when tie-backs are used but don’t have anything for the custom draperies to be tied back from, it can make the room feel overly stuffy. But when the tie-backs have a specific role – be it in allowing homeowners to capitalize on the view or keeping panels back and out of harm’s way – they can be the perfect look for dressing windows.
When making custom draperies, it is common to hear the question: “How do you want the draperies to break?” What this question is actually asking is: “How do you want the bottoms to hit the floor?”
There are a number of options for this design that will depend on the overall situation. Homeowners with pets that shed will want to avoid the “puddled” look and that can create a hairy situation. In situations like this, drapes that break at the floor might be a better choice. This look gives off a tailored, clean feel that will spread across the room.
A Fixed Curtain
Fixed curtains are an option for custom draperies. Just be aware that these designs are not meant to be functional. Fixed curtains are used as a means to visually separate space.
Hardware can be expensive when installing custom draperies. If you are going the DIY path, you can consider implementing a header made from painted plywood or drywall. After making and placing the header, you can install a standard track on the inside. This way your custom draperies will shine while your DIY track is out of sight.
Technology spreads to every walk of life – including custom draperies. Remote-controlled blinds can be just the thing for a modern space with floor-to-ceiling windows. A simple one-touch can raise to let light in or lower to provide some privacy.
Consider the Outside
While the priority with custom draperies is given to the function and look on the inside, homeowners will not want to completely disregard the impact on the exterior. When thinking about your designs, consider sticking with a white liner. This look can be appreciated both inside and out.
Custom draperies have to take into account a seemingly endless number of choices. If you are considering upgrading your window treatments, call us today to see how we can help.