Are tab top drapes simple to make and install?

If you want to sew, or even though you don’t, tabs top drapes can be fairly easy to make yourself. Being that they are done in panels, they usually require less fabric and they don’t include any complicated steps like pleating or gathering. Measure the width of your windows from the exterior of the frames. Increase that amount by one and a half to 2 times to give you enough extra fabric so they can hang nicely. You do not want these to be too bunched up or even to looks as if these are being pulled tightly over the window. Finally, gauge the length of the windows adding extra to allow for a hem. When dangling the curtains, choose a drapery fishing rod that is decorative and will organize well with the style in the area. The tabs top will not cover the rod completely so that it is essential that you pick out something that will look good when it’s exposed.

Why would I want drapery lining on my window coverings?

The drapery fabric you decide on for your window coverings can help to control the amount of light coming into your room. A lighter-weight fabric allows more sunshine set for a brighter space. If your goal is to make the room darker, you can choose a heavier fabric and darker color. The curtain lining you decide on can also impact this since a thicker, heavier liner can darken an area. The lining you decide on to back again the drapery fabric may also be used to regulate moisture on the drapes keeping them looking best for a longer period of time.

How should I clean my drapes?

Your window coverings should be washed regularly to avoid discoloration, dust buildup and mildew. To help keep your drapery fresh you can shake them out daily to remove any dust. It is also a good idea to vacuum them month-to-month. Only do this if there are no loose items on the drapes. Also use the brush attachment on your vacuum for cleaning.

On a regular basis, you may also be able to clean them in a washer. Check the drapery cleaning instructions for the drapes to be sure that they are washable. Take into account that old drapes or those that have a great deal of sun exposure may have fragile fabric threads that could further deteriorate in the clean. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning them yourself, it might be better to have them professionally dry washed.

Is there a benefit to buying expensive drapes?

Expensive drapes created from silk or other high-end fabrics can make a statement in your house. Placed in a bedroom, they could be used to create a romantic and comforting space where you can escape your busy life. These fabrics are usually very sensitive and really should be treated with care. Follow the directions on the label. To ensure they last a long time, it is recommended that you avoid placing them in a washing machine. Instead have these washed by a professional dry cleaner.

Should I use bold prints for window treatments in a small room?

Drapery can be used to add comfort and personality to your room. You can design the room around a style and also have custom-made drapery to complement the style. Gauge the windowpane and carefully consider how big is the area before you make your last selection. If you have a large window in a small room, you might avoid a daring print that overwhelms the room. On the other hand, drapery in a sizable room may become lost and understated if you select something too small or basic. Select something that suits your taste and can still coordinate well in the room.

Why should I buy Waverly drapes?

When shopping for drapes, have a look at companies which have been with us for awhile and are sold at a variety of stores. That is an advantage for you for just two reasons. First, the company has brought a reputation that you can easily look into. Second, you may be in a position to find a number of styles and patterns available at different stores. Selecting Waverly drapes for your window treatment may be more expensive than many discount brands, but if you ask around you will see they have an established reputation.

What kind of drapery hardware should I use?

To highlight your drapery, you may use decorative drapery hardware. This can make your window stick out even more and offer a nice-looking design piece to your room. Drapery hardware can be found in a number of styles and materials. You can find wood poles or beautiful wrought iron rods. These do vary in cost so a good option is to find less expensive rods made of a faux material that looks fairly close to the original. A different option, if you are dangling regular pleated curtains and do not care about the design of the hardware keeping them up, is an average traverse rod that runs on the string to pull open up the drapes.