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The Differences Between Blackout and Thermal Drapery


The most important element in choosing drapery is obviously the look: how they will improve the beauty of the room. But there are other things to consider when choosing drapery. Depending on the kind you buy, they can affect the amount of sound, light, and heat that enters or leaves a room.


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Technical Talk: Terms and Techniques to Know When Talking to a Drapery Professional


If you are considering the purchase of new drapery, you may think it’s a relatively simple procedure. There are the drapes and the rod you hang them from. But this is a simplistic view of what drapery is all about. Drapery comes in many different forms and styles, and there are a range of window […]


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Chic Damask: How to Use This Luxe Fabric in Window Treatments


Many people think of damask as an elaborate design, filled with scroll-like images within a capsule-type grid. But damask is actually a kind of fabric that uses different kinds of weaving techniques to create varying degrees of luster in the material.


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The Anatomy of Drapery, Curtains and Window Treatments


As everyone knows, there are various types of window treatments, each with its own distinctive style and function. In this article, we will discuss a few of these treatments and clear up some misconceptions about them.


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Not Just for Windows: The Best Treatments for a Four-Poster Bed


Four-poster beds have always been the stuff of fairy tales and legends. In the Middle Ages, they were generally reserved for nobility. They were usually massive pieces of furniture, ornately carved from oak and festooned with tapestries.


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Best Luxe Fabrics and Textures for High Traffic and Commercial Spaces


For commercial spaces that are constantly in use, you need drapery that is not only elegant but that also wears well. Here are a few fabrics to keep in mind:


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What Kind of Curtains and Drapes Work Best on Doors?


The room is not finished until the drapery has been hung. That is an old decorating aphorism, and so true. To give a room that finished look, the final touch that really brings it to life doesn’t happen until you hang the drapery.


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Best Drapery Hardware and Software, from Rods to Tie Backs


When choosing drapery for your home or business, deciding on a fabric and style is naturally where you focus most of your attention. But you don’t want to forget about the elements that will support the drapery. Choosing the right hardware is essential to ensure that your drapery is functional as well as beautiful. Whether […]


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Which Kinds of Drapery Work Best on Doors?


Nothing shows off a grand vista better than a sliding glass door or pair of well-placed French doors. They also encourage natural light and boast easy access to the outdoors. However, it can be a tall order to outfit these high traffic areas with a window treatment that won’t obstruct views or inhibit your comings […]


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Tips for Hanging Drapes in Difficult Spaces


No matter how beautiful the interior of your space is, your views of the outside world deserve to be showcased. From country estates and city lofts, to office buildings or five-star hotel presidential suites, doors and windows remain an important transitional piece in any space. Though they’re a universal part of any building, no two […]


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