We don’t tend to think about how drapes can really affect a room but they actually play an important art in creating the theme of the room, along with all the additional special touches including furniture, wall art, lighting fixtures and knick knacks. Windows in general are one of the most important parts of the home as they let in fresh air, offer views of the outdoors and they can be a major focal point in any room with the right drapery treatments. There are many different styles and designs of drapery treatments that can make your room feel so much more complete. Whether you are looking at a rod pocket treatment, a tabbed top lining, an hourglass figure, or any number of possibilities including materials and pattern choices that make drapery fashion unique including multiple, layered drapes lining the window cafe style. The choices you have when considering drapery treatments are extensive and can be a great way to enhance the look of any room.
Picking a drapery treatment
When it comes to picking out the drapery treatments you have three things to consider; you personal preferences, what would fit the look and feel of the room they will be going in, and what will actually fit the window they are purchased for. If the drapery treatments you are considering don’t fit under all three parameters, you will most likely be unhappy with them. Luckily there are so many styles to choose from that you are sure to find one that will make you happy. The first thing to consider is the style you’re looking for. Do you want them set on a rod held in place by bands? Do you want multiple rods so that you have a couple of drapes on the windows café style? Perhaps one that closes out from the inside or one that closes in from the outside and is split into two parts, which is the standard. Do you want tabs at the top or frills? It’s a lot to think about but once you start looking you’ll find something that fits your tastes soon enough. You also want to make sure that whatever style you choose fits the room and will function beautifully in your windows.
Once you have the style chosen you’ll want to pick the color. Color typically will have more to do with the room than the window. You’ll want to make sure whatever color scheme your room has stays consistent through the drapes. This means you might want a floral pattern, or maybe a simple two color piece. You might want a solid color drape or ones that have many colors worked into their pattern. Is the color to flashy? Is it subtle? Make sure that the color fits the style you chose and you’ll be happy with your drapery.
Once you have your drapery treatments picked out all you need to do is apply them to your window and you’ll see how new drapes can really change the feel of a room and make it look much fresher and attractive.