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Drapery Buying Tips


Drapes make the room. They can add elegance and style, turning any run-of-the-mill room into a space to remember.


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What Length Should My Drapery Be?


These days, while there are industry standards that apply to drapery lengths that have been established over time, homeowners are more apt to try something that suits their particular taste, to experiment for a truly unique look.


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Top Window Treatment Trends


Whether you are looking to decorate a new house or replace your existing drapery, you may have questions about the best kinds of window treatments to use. Here are a few of the more popular trends in window decorating:


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How to Dress Up Windows for Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall


With the changing of the seasons comes the opportunity to make a change in your home décor as well. It is especially appropriate if you live in a region where the temperatures vary greatly with the time of year. As you move, for example, from warmer to cooler weather, it is a good time to […]


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Blinds vs. Drapery


In determining what kind of window treatments to get, you have almost too many options to count. If you are wondering if you should opt for blinds or drapery for your custom window treatments, you need to keep in mind the purpose of your window treatment – what are you going to use the room […]


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Dressing Short and Tall Windows


Any drapery can give you shade and privacy, but to really enhance a room, to make it look larger, to give it a more polished and graceful look, the treatment has to fit just right, no matter if the style is more traditional or modern.


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How to Hang Drapery


Depending on how you hang drapery, it will block the light and give you privacy. However, if you want your drapes to make your room look bigger, or to hide windows in odd places or enhance the beauty of the room, how you hang them will make a big difference.


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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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