A frequent Designer Dilemma is how to be sure that delicate and expensive fabrics are protected from the damaging UV Rays of the Sun. We are frequently asked by our Clients if their new custom silk drapes are going to be potentially damaged or faded in if exposed to direct sunlight. The answer is, yes, they will. We have Clients who purchase luxurious blue silk drapes, yellow silk drapes or our deep red silk drapes and are understandably concerned about fading of the rich colors in the fabrics. The best way to protect you drapery fabrics from fading is by using a very high-quality lining and interlining to protect them from direct sunlight. If possible we always suggest “blackout” lining as the blackout material is comprised of a sythetic membrane that is almost 100% inpenatrable from the sun. Blackout lining is the best way to protect you silk drapes, or any drapery fabrics from fading. In addition, using a high-quality lining or blackout lining will also help protect your upholstery fabrics and carpets from fading as well. Most drapery retailers will charge you a bit more to upgrade your draperies to blackout lining but over the long-term they will provide lasting benefits and will certainly pay for themselves. Most of the better Interior Decorators will almost always suggest a quality interlining and blackout lining for their Clients. They know that it is better to invest a little more on your custom drapes with quality linings and blackout linings than to get a call a year down the road from an upset Client complaining that their drapery fabrics have faded.
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At DrapeStyle we’ve been making incredible custom drapes for well over a decade. We’ve been making them by hand, in the USA and we could not be prouder of our DrapeStyle Family. Over the past decade we have seen styles evolve. What was old is now new, what is new is already passe. What we are always reminded of, however, is the staying power of the classic silk drapes that our Customers love and just never go out of style.
Right now when you buy your silk drapes at DrapStyle you can upgrade to room-darkening and energy saving blackout lining for just $99 per panel. Turning any of our drapery in blackout drapes is a great way to save energy and create that “Boutique Hotel Room” in your own home. And, at DrapeStyle we only using the highest quality blackout lining from Hanes, the Industry Leader in drapery linings.
Whether your home decor are traditional, transitional or contemporary we have the perfect fabric color and pleat style to compliment your home. Of course, if you need a little extra help in deciding on which color, size or pleat style, please don’t hesitate to call one of our talented Designers at 800-760-8257. Our Designers are never on commission and are only here to help you make the right choice for your home.
Please also take a look at our new Video Room where we have posted a few short videos of how we make your silk drapes and pillows.
Thanks as always from DrapeStyle