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The Influence of Window Treatments


Fabric, Lining, Style....

Window treatments create this sort of cozy atmosphere that brings the room to a finished look and feel. When we get to look back at what a space once was and see how a whole bunch of ideas and hard work transformed into an end result, the feeling is amazing. We see first hand how great these finishing touches our window treatments can have on the space, certainly making this the best part of what we do.
One of our absolute favorite before and afters is from blogger Erin of mytexashouse living room design. Click here for her blog post.
Erin went with the Icing fabric, privacy lining, in the flat style. She also chose matte black hardware top add a statement and compliment the beams in the ceiling. She opted to have the panels open and close, so in stead of one panel in between each window, she went with two to cover the full width of each window.

Custom Drape Tips!

  1. What colors are currently in the room? Best and safest way,(if you’re not sure what fabric color to go with), is to pull a color that you currently have. Whether you’re pulling a color from your area rug, furniture, or accent pieces like your pillows, this proves to be a safe method to use when it comes to interior design. Something to consider as well is, if are you trying to make the drapes the focal point of the room with a dramatic pattern? Or are you trying to compliment your current pieces and decor in the room with a soft supple linen blend.
  2. We always recommend having some sort of lining. This feature makes a big difference not only in filtering light, but in adding fullness and volume to the panels.
  3. Are these window treatments going to be in a nursery or living room? Another key part is to consider WHERE these panels will go, and what the main purpose is. If you are looking to filter only some light, then privacy lining is the way to go. If installing in a room like a nursery where you want to accomplish complete darkness, then blackout lining is the right option. Our blackout lining is truly what it is, no light will pass through this lining.*
  4. Are these panels going to be used to open and close each window? If so, measure the width of the window, plus the space that the panel will extend to on each side of the window. When selecting the width of the panel, make sure the total width of the panels will cover this space.**
  5. Last but not least, drapery hardware. This can also command the attention of the room depending on the finish of the metal and the finials used. An example of a more subtle hardware option would be is the brushed nickel with a ball finial. Something more dramatic and eye catching would be the matte black finish and beveled glass square finial. Our hardware can be found here.

*Please keep in mind if you are designing your roman shade with blackout lining, there will naturally be a gap on each side of the shade, some light will coming through these gaps. The shade itself will not have light passing through.
** When selecting the width for your drapes, the width is for one panel. For example, 48” width for the flat style will be for one panel, so when you order a pair or two panels, the total for both would be 96”.

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