Draperies Made with Elegant Fabrics Add Style and Elegance to Any Room
Custom draperies can enhance any window treatment. They provide a unique way to express the homeowner’s decorating style, along with enhancing the fabric of the furnishings in any room.
Designing an effective window treatment requires a unique, decorative drapery design. Recent trends in draperies have changed quite considerably over the last few years. The new trend follows a “less is better” structure, where passimenterie (ornamental trim), fringes, cording and volumes of lace have quickly become passé.
Today’s window treatments are all about simplicity of design. An elegantly designed window covering uses drapery that naturally draws the viewer’s attention directly to the window, rather than producing an abundance of detail layered around it. Even the more traditionally decorated rooms have incorporated window treatments with less accents. Their clean lines still develop a sense of style and elegance without unneeded fuss.
Draperies that tend to have an overabundance of fabric will often times block direct sunlight and create the ultimate privacy. However, not every room in the home requires a full window treatment. Designers have realized that window treatment sheers are highly effective at diffusing natural sunlight while still providing high levels of privacy, especially during the day.
Covering an Unsightly Window
Alternatively, there are draperies designed in a wide array of fabrics that can hide away a particularly unpleasing window, to hide its many flaws. Heavier drapes with elegant fabric can produce instant beauty to a room, as a way to cover an unsightly window.
Drapery window treatments are usually the last element a room designer takes into consideration. This is because the designer typically uses an effective window treatment involving drapery as a way to finish the room’s design. They will often select the right fabrics to add warmth, depth or sophistication that complements the room.
Defining the Style
Once the designer has considered the room’s style, they can then select the best draperies using fabrics that accentuate their design. With a wide rod and long drapery panel runs, narrow windows can look much wider. Specific window treatments can be used to make a short window appear much taller, simply by moving the rod closer to the room’s ceiling.
Custom-made draperies tend to show off the design of the room better than those that are ready-made. They will fit the window correctly, and often match the room’s decor perfectly. Custom-made draperies allow designers to select the ideal fabric to add richness and depth to the interior of any room.