How to Choose Customized Curtains and Drapes

Custom curtains and draperies add elegance and style to a room as well as provide privacy and insulation. They are available in a variety of fabric, color, and pattern options. They can also be embellished with trimmings and color-blocking to create a unique look for your windows. These window coverings can be operated with a simple wall button much like a light switch or can be integrated into smart home systems using phones, tablets, Google Voice, or Amazon Alexa devices.

The first step in creating a beautiful and elegant drapery  is choosing the fabric. There is a wide variety of fabrics from which to choose including cotton, linen, silk, velvet, and more. The fabric chosen for the draperies should compliment or contrast with your interior decor and accentuate the design of the room. If you are looking to make a bold statement, try choosing a rich patterned fabric with a vibrant color. If you are trying to create a more subtle appearance, try choosing a lightweight, flowing, or neutral fabric.

Once you have chosen the fabric for your custom draperies, you can then choose the size of your curtain panels. Many retailers sell curtains in pre-set sizes such as 84” or 54”. If you are looking for a more luxurious look, consider using draperies in longer lengths that will cover more of your windows. The longer lengths will create a more dramatic appearance and allow you to control how much natural light enters the room.

Another option is to layer your curtains. This allows you to enjoy the views of your outdoor space without sacrificing privacy. Simply draw the sheers back during the day so that light can filter in while maintaining privacy and when you want to darken your space, close the non-sheer curtain.

Draperies are typically thicker than curtains and will be more effective at blocking out light and noise from the outside. They will also help to insulate your home, keeping it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

The next thing to consider is the heading style for your custom draperies. Elaborate styles such as pinch pleat drapery look apt for formal and detail-heavy decor, while simplistic ones like flat panel tops are right at home in austere minimalist homes. There are even intermediary choices such as Euro pinch pleats which can work well in a room with a more contemporary design. If you are looking to add a touch of luxury to your home, consider embellishing your custom drapery with ribbons and tassels. This is a simple way to add a touch of personality and further highlight the beauty of your windows. You can also create a customized appearance by mixing and matching your drapery fabric with other fabrics used in the room.