A Guide To Custom Drapes

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A guide to custom drapes will help familiarize you with the terms people frequently use when they are talking about plain and patterned drapery panels. If you are interested in designing custom drapery, you’ll find this article will help you with the ends and outs of working with your interior decorator.

a guide to custom drapes

A Guide To Custom Drapes

Working Vocabulary:

Pattern – This is a decorative design. Now that is a pretty broad definition. In window coverings there are a multitude of options. Do you want bold prints or a chevron, stripes or geometric shapes? Do you want to create a focal point with your custom drapery or just enhance the décor that is already stunning? The pattern you pick is often determined by what else you want to achieve in the room. For example, a vertical stripe can enhance small spaces or make the room look taller. A dramatic pattern is perfect for balancing a neutral décor. Whatever design you pick will determine how much fabric you need too.

Style: Flat, pleated, pinch-pleats Working with patterned fabric creates an unusual visual effect. Typically patterned fabrics are woven or printed with the design running horizontally and repeated along the length of the fabric. If the fabric lays flat or is stationary you get a different view than if you have pleats or parallel folds when you open the curtain. Tighter patterns are easier to match up. Your fabric may require being cut to get to the desired layout.

Standard Width – a standard drapery panel is approximately 48” wide when closed. As with many things there are industry standards that can dictate how you design your custom drape.

Finials– these are the decorative knobs or ends of your drapery rods. They can also be used individually to hold back the curtain and look similar to knobs on the wall.

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In-home Design Consultations

At Ambiance Window Coverings, we will be happy to work closely with you. Donna, our interior decorator and designer will help you choose the right material and fabric to create the perfect window treatment for your windows. We will show you ways to enhance your unique architecture while keeping your personal taste and style in mind. Because we work in your home, our fabrics will match perfectly and we’ll have the right measurements to create a unique custom drapery that will flatter your décor.

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Hanging Draperies

Ideally draperies are hung halfway between the window trim and the ceiling. This allows your windows to provide maximum natural lighting and also this makes your rooms appear bigger. You will find many draperies are hung from the ceiling to the floor and some puddle on the ground for an elegant touch. Our professional installers will be happy to install your custom drapery so that they capture the right look for your living space. We will also make sure you have the correct rods, hooks or finials to finish the look.

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A Guide to Custom Drapes

If you are looking for custom drapes in Omaha, Ambiance Window Coverings can help you design exactly what you’re looking for. Custom Drape is designed uniquely for each customer and is made with the quality craftsmanship you would expect in superior window treatments. Call today, we would love to show you our portfolio of custom drapery and window treatment designs.

Choosing the Right Window Treatment Length

choosing the right window treatment lengthChoosing the right window treatment length depends on many factors. You may have heard set standards for the length of drapery and other window treatments and yet looking in magazines, you may be wondering if there really is a set standard. Does choosing the right length window treatment have more to do with personal choice or the size of the window? I hope this will answer some of your questions and help you choose the perfect length for your home.

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Interior Designer Secrets

When it comes to hanging window treatments, the height and width of your window treatments can make a big difference. You can create a feeling of higher windows or a taller ceiling by starting the window treatments at the ceiling. Likewise, you can create the illusion of fuller, wider windows by allowing your window treatments to hang further outside the window. You can add up to a foot on either side. Both these options allow you to make your windows either taller or wider.

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Creating a Beautiful Look

Each home is different when it comes to hanging window treatments. For the most part, hanging the window treatment brackets on the wall above the window works best. For rooms with 12 inches or more between the ceiling and top of the window, hanging your window treatments 4” to 6” inches above works well. This is also a good rule in homes with cathedral ceilings. If you have ornate trim or woodwork, you may want to consider a window treatment that will hang from the inside frame. Where to hang your window treatments depends on the window treatment you pick, how much wall space you have and if you want to cover your molding around your windows. There are a lot of factors involved in choosing the right window treatment length.

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Balancing Your Room Size and Windows

If you have a smaller room, consider hanging your window treatments from the ceiling. You can take full advantage of your windows this way too. If your room is already too big, hanging the window treatments at the ceiling may not be a good idea. If your room has windows that are uneven you can balance the room by hanging the window fashions at the same starting point throughout the room. Window Treatments that start at the ceiling will look better if they hang to the floor. If you are hanging your window treatments 4” to 6” above the window you only need to go a few inches below the window. Many of our window fashions like: shutters, blinds and shades are mounted inside the window frame or on the edge of the window. Adding a side treatment, cornice board or top treatment allows you to take advantage of creating the illusion of larger windows. It can also add a softer look that fits your décor.

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Choosing the Right Window Treatment Length

There are many different tricks to determining the best window treatments for your windows and décor. Rarely will you find exactly what you want at department stores. At Ambiance Window Coverings, we can create the perfect window treatment for your home or office. We would love to show you our window treatments. We offer everything you need: Interior designer services, help picking out your window treatments, measuring, installation and complete customer satisfaction. Call Ambiance Window Coverings today!

Omaha Window Treatment Ideas – Layered or Dual Purpose

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Cadence Soft Drapery by Hunter Douglas

 

Elegant window treatments set the stage for the rest of your room.  Whether you are creating a backdrop, adding a punch of color or simply covering your windows for privacy and light control, choosing the right window treatment for your decor can have dramatic effects.  Today we are going to give you a few window treatment ideas for your Omaha home using a layered look or dual purpose window fashions.

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Luminette Modern Drapery by Hunter Douglas

Custom Drapery and Sheers

This example above is a perfect example of how elegantly you can create your window treatments with Luminette Modern Draperies by Hunter Douglas.  This dual panel design combines drapery material with sheer fabric to allow you more options and a beautiful contrast in your decor.  The outcome is breathtaking!

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Designer Screen Shades with Custom Drapery

Adding Shades to Your Custom Drapery

This layered window treatment ideas for your Omaha home, uses Hunter Douglas Designer Screen  Shades.  For excellent UV protection while maintaining your view of the outdoors, our translucent Designer Screen Shades are available in sturdy and easy-to-clean fabrics—a perfect roller screen shade for your patio or sunroom.  Roller Shades, Screen Shades, Roman Shades, as well as most blinds look great coupled with custom drapery.

Honeycomb Shades

Duette Honeycomb Shades

Dual Shades on One Operating System

One of the innovative designs offered by Hunter Douglas, allows you to hang dual sheers or shades on one headrail.  This system works remarkably with honeycomb shades.  Here the top-down/bottom-up feature is combined with dual shades to create an intriguing look that is quite fashionable.

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Top Treatments with Wood Shutters

 

Omaha Window Treatment Ideas

Ambiance Window Coverings can help you create a distinctive look for your windows.  Our interior designer can help you choose which products will best enhance your decor and how to create the ambiance you want with different fabrics and materials.  When it comes to layering your window treatments or adding dual purpose shades, you won’t find better quality window treatments in Omaha.  From custom drapery to gorgeous top treatments, we can design a window treatment that does what you want it to.  Call Ambiance Window Coverings for a free consultation, packed with design ideas.