Adding Draperies to My Home-What Will it Cost?




Once you’ve made the decision to treat the windows in your home with drapes, you may want to take some time to come up with an estimate of how much those drapes will cost, including installation costs. Here are a few tips that can help you determine a ballpark figure of how much drapes will cost so you know how to budget accordingly.



Depending on what type of drapes you are planning on hanging in your home, the cost can range from as low as $5 per panel to over $3000. The type of fabric used, construction quality, style and brand name all play a role in this cost. Size should also be considered. Here are some general costs :

  • Drapes made from low-end fabrics in common sizes are typically between $5-$20. These can usually be found at Walmart or Target
  • When high-end fabrics such as silk, brocade or linen are used, the price goes up to $20-$500 per panel as long as they are within standard sizes
  • Custom drapes made with high-end fabrics and created to meet your specifications can be anywhere from $250-$1500 per panel
  • Energy efficient drapes, that is, drapes that include interlining, typically start around $500 depending on the brand and designer
  • Some people like to add sheer drapes to thicker drapes for effect. Sheer panels can range from $10-$500 each

Pillow 1High-end drapes, such as DrapeStyle’s, also include:

  • Pre-installed drapery hooks
  • Weights in the bottom corners of the drapes
  • 5″ headings and bottom hems
  • 3 1/2″ overlaps
  • Blind stitching
  • 2 times fullness is automatically calculated into the price

These details will increase the price, however, for a truly luxurious custom look, these details should not be overlooked. When it comes to drapery, you get what you pay for.

Trellis Navy Flat Roman Shade


As you begin to add up the cost for each window, remember to make a budget for any hardware that may be needed. Most drapery rods will cost between $5 to $200 depending on what type of material the rod is made of.

Some people have specific preferences when it comes to the rings. There are different shapes and materials to choose from. For the most part, rings will cost $5 to $50 each based on what they are made of.

Brackets will be needed to support the drapery rod. Brackets are usually made of the same material as the drapery rod, but mixing and matching materials and finishes is becoming more popular. Depending on the material used, expect to spend between $20-$200 on each bracket.

Finials are the finishing touch to your drapery hardware. Simple end caps can be used, or more elaborate finials can cost upward of $200-$500 each. Crystal, metal, wood, stained or painted, finials come in all styles, shapes and sizes.

In addition to hardware, you should account for valances, hold-backs, cornices, and any other decorative detail you want to include to give your drapes just the right look for your home.Vern 8

If you have any questions about drapery pricing or drpaery hardware, please feel free to contact us. We love helping our customers design their dream drapes. Maybe that’s why DrapeStyle has been awarded Best of Houzz in Customer Service three years in a row. We invite you to read our Houzz reviews and join us in the DrapeStyle experience. You will be pleased.