Curtains complete a room. They add warm, texture and color to any space. Here’s a few comments about this common question that we get often: Where Should I hang My Curtains? High and wide is usually the key. It gives the illusion that your room and window are larger than they are. The trend now is to hang your curtains about two inches from the ceiling. If you have very tall ceilings you may want to hang your curtains right at the ceiling or even consider purchasing a ceiling mounted traverse track.
If you are wanting the curtains to block out light, be sure that the curtain rod is high enough and wide enough to cover the window and then some. You don’t want the sunlight peaking through. Extend the curtain rod at least 4-6 inches past the window. Again, you will want to make sure that the entire window is covered, especially if you are wanting to block out the light. You may need to extend the curtain rod even further if you don’t wan t your curtains to block your view.
A few questions to ask yourself before you buy; Are they going to be decorative or functional-how wide do I really need my curtains? For decorative curtains, figure the curtain width to be 1/3 of the window width is a good rule of thumb. Will I draw these closed with my hands or should I purchase batons-oils from your hands can damage and dirty curtains fabric over time, consider purchasing batons to draw the curtains open and closed. How large is my curtain hardware-take into consideration the diameter of your curtain rod, this will affect the length of the curtains. Unless you are purchasing cafe curtains, the drape to reach the floor. If you want a more luxurious, formal look, and a few inches to a foot so that the curtains will puddle on the floor.
Most importantly, make sure your curtains are long enough, which might mean getting them custom made. Curtains are the finishing touch in any room and if they don’t look good it’s like wearing jewelry that doesn’t match your outfit. With so many different sized windows, many people are turning to custom made window treatments and they’re more affordable than you think. DrapeStyle can make any width or length curtain in any fabric you choose. We have been in business for over 15 years so we know a thing or two about custom made curtains. Everything is made here in the USA and shipped directly to you. For more information contact us.
When you are measuring for your custom drapes you may want to consider adding 4-5 extra inches to the length as a puddle. A Designer Secret for creating more elegant drapes is to add a puddle which spreads our on the floor beneath the drape. A puddle will also give the illusion that your windows and ceilings are taller. At DrapeStyle we often use drapes that puddle on the floor in our photo-shoots as they are more traditional and elegant. If you need any help in measuring for your draperies, even if you have extra long windows please give one of our Designers a call and we can help you to determine the perfect length for an elegant puddle. We would be happy to provide you with free fabric samples along with great advice. For over a decade, DrapeStyle has been the very best place to buy custom drapes online.
You can add an elegant puddle to your custom drapes in either linen or silk fabrics.
Adding a puddle to striped silk drapes with a tassel creates a unique designer look.
At DrapeStyle we are always trying to find ways to get our silk and linen drapes as competitively priced as possible for our Customers. We are driven to get you the finest quality custom drapes at the absolute best price and value possible. Our reputation is and always has been as a leader in very high quality. When most People think of DrapeStyle they think “Quality” but it’s important that they also think “Value”. Now, we will never be the “Low Price leader“, that is just not our style. I think we can be the “Value Leader” though.
In the world of custom drapes we have a bunch of options, especially Online. So consider the following. If you are looking for new custom silk Dupioni drapes in a pretty standard length and width, let’s say you want them to be 120 inches long and 36 inches wide. You like a French Pleat. If you were to buy those silk drapes from DrapeStyle you would be looking at spending $380 per panel with standard lining and interlining. You could upgrade to blackout lining for just $99 more per panel.
Now, that same drapery panel at The Shade Store would cost you just over $1,000. Both Panels would be made to order in the USA to your exact measurements.
If you looked at Ready-Made Panels which are not made in the USA you could look at Restoration Hardware. Restoration Hardware sells their Thai Silk Drapes which are lined but not interlined for $509 per-panel, and that is On Sale. Now, those panels are a little wider at 46 inches per panel but they are using a “two-finger” French Pleat which requires less fabric. If you wanted a Two-Finger French Pleat from DrapeStyle the panels would also be 46inches wide each.
So, there you have it. At DrapeStyle, our Made to Order Silk Drapes are about 25% less expensive than Restoration Hardware’s Ready Made Panels and we are about 60% less than The Shade Store.
When you do your homework we are very confident that we really are the best value in custom silk drapes, period. Maybe that’s why Interior Designers in the US and Canada have been buying from DrapeStyle for over a decade.