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22 Apr Spring Drapery Design Tips

Spring is in the air. Many are cleaning our homes and for even more people it’s time for a Spring-inspired look for their homes. Here are a few helpful tips on bringing Spring into the home. An important note to make is the difference between curtains and drapes. Curtains are sheer lighter panels of fabric that hang on a rod and are closer to the window. Drapes are typically made from heavier fabrics that make a bolder design statement, and are usually more formal in appearance.

How drapes are pleated and held can dramatically change the appearance of a room.

An elegant Josephine cut can make a dramatic and elegant statement. Pleats can also add to the to the formality of a dining room or study like a goblet pleat.

For more informal looks: tabbed tops are traditional and easygoing. Slouch draperies can make a bedroom more inviting and brighter.

An inverted pinch pleat can take the normally formal pleats and add some fun to them. A grommet top can be informal or formal depending on the color selection.

Curtain and drapery rods are a good way to add expression to the room. A fleur de lis, or other pattern or shape can add personality to a room.A ball-shaped end to a curtain rod can be informal and casual. A bell-shaped curtain rod end piece can add elegance and grace.

Rings depending on size and color can be versatile additions to any room be it study, bedroom or dining room.

The way drapes are hung can also radically change a room’s appearance. A reverse hourglass gives off a homey but sophisticated vibe. A full hourglass is formal: perfect for any dinner party.

Contact Royal Window Fashions today to schedule an in-home appointment to measure, select the perfect fabrics, design, fabricate and install your fine draperies in time for your next special event.

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