July 5, 2017
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.
And, no matter what kind of window you may have, whether it be small or tall, there is one important rule of thumb to follow in hanging drapery that will give you the best look possible – extend the drapery from the ceiling to the floor. Hang the drapery either right at the ceiling line or just below the molding, and then extend it all the way down. This will make any room look bigger.
It doesn’t matter what kind of window you have. It can be one that is located higher up or lower, large or small, even one with a different kind of shape. If you put two floor-to-ceiling panels on either side, you will get a nice clean appearance.
The most common style is to have the drapery reach to about one-quarter inch above the floor. But, you can achieve a more elegant look if you extend them one or two inches further, allowing them to pool on the floor.
Using one long drapery rod at the top, even for more than one window, also helps to create a cleaner, more contemporary look.
Another option is installing your drapery wall-to-wall. This helps to incorporate any windows that are placed in odd locations or are different sizes. It also gives a nice clean backdrop for other design layouts in the room.
Sheer, off-white drapery is a nice way to cover any type of window, no matter its size or shape, because it lets in a good deal of light, yet isn’t too overbearing.
Solid drapery also works well in a wall-to-wall layout, especially if furniture is placed in front of it. A mirror or painting over the drapery can be hung by installing a bracket between the widths of the wall. It is important to note, however, that if you use a dark color in a wall-to-wall arrangement, something dark on the other side of the room balances things out. If you want to play it safe on color schemes, you can also go with a light or mid-tone color fabric, one that won’t dominate the room as much.
Whether you need drapery for one window in your home or hundreds in a resort, call upon the experts at GP Drapery. Contact our Los Angeles or Dallas locations today and tell us your design goals. We’ll be happy to help.