Changing the window treatments in a room can be a big decision, especially if you have decided to opt for custom made drapes. The good thing about opting for custom drapes and curtains is that you can achieve the exact look and design you’re going for, but the problem is that the possibilities are practically endless which can make it hard to choose. It’s helpful to work with a designer, but here are a few of the most important things to keep in mind when you’re picking out custom made drapes.
One of the most important things to think about when you’re picking out drapes is the color. The color of the drapes is going to be one of the most noticeable things about the window treatment and is going to have a huge effect on the entire look and feel of the room. Coordinate with the wall color in at least one part of the color of the curtain — try to stay within two shades of the wall color since the eye will perceive it as a match. You might also coordinate with accent or complementary colors in the room.
2. Drapery Fabrics
Another important thing to consider when you’re picking out drapes is the fabric that you’re choosing. This can really depend on functionality as much as it does on design. If you’re looking for a set of drapes that will block out light or help insulate a room, think about a thick wool or something similar. If you’re looking for something just to accent your windows for the summer, you might want to go more sheer.
The last major consideration you need to make when you’re picking out custom drapes is the size. This will be dependent on how you’re planning to install them, but there are a few sort of guidelines to follow. If your room is big enough, install the rods about six inches on either side of the window to allow room for the curtains to be completely drawn away from the window. Additionally, make sure that the drapes are at least a few inches longer than the window and that each panel is twice as wide as the window for a full look when they’re shut.
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