Hanging drapery fabric to your living or dining room windows will add style, control light, and enhance or obscure a view. Drapery panels are usually more formal in appearance, and are mostly heaver than curtain fabric. Typically lined, pleated, and floor-length, drapery curtains are attach by hooks to a decorative rod, and some sort of cord device that hangs behind either the left or right of the drapery panel. Choose complementary treatments in rooms that open to one anther or that share the same style furniture.
If your window styles and sizes vary within a room, use the same fabric but in different fabrications, such as classic swags and draperies. The styles and colors you wear may reveal the color you’re most comfortable living in. Whatever your style preference, don’t let your window treatment’s form obstruct its function. In formal room, choose full, flowing window treatments that complement the fabrics of the furnishings. Use pattern or color to transform a window into a formal point.
For starters, window treatment doesn’t have to be fabric. Either way, don’t overfill the room with fabrics; “less is more” in the design scheme. Choosing the right drapery fabric can make all the difference in fashioning great treatments. There are many ways of hanging sheer drapes, conventionally with a casing or eyelets, or you can use a gathered heading tape with a track or pole. Tall windows in high-ceiling room are perfect candidates for classic drapery and valance treatments.
So before you choose a window covering, consider the way your window open and close. Whatever type of curtain or drapery you select, how you top it and tie it back can have a major impact on your design schemes. Combination treatments give you freedom to manipulate the apparent size and shape of your windows. For the most pleasing look, choose drapery fabric that matches the degree of custom in each room.