Draperies have always been a part of our home decor. In the past they may have been more of a single operational treatment where as the current trend is to layer your treatments. All layers can be decorative for drama and interest, or single, with functional window shades and stationery panels that complement the room for added warmth.
What did your eye focus on? I bet it was the bold pattern of the stripe drapery. Now, just try to imagine the room without it. The bold pattern gives the room a focal point and visual interest yet trending in simplicity and minimalism. Patterns such as stripes, geometric, and contemporary florals are HOT! Fun patterns can add a youthful flare and even be the main decorating feature of the room like the picture below:
If you’re not brave enough, or like me, adding such bold pattern to your current decor isn’t workable, a stria style drapery (which is what I have done) may be just the perfect addition to your window treatment. Stria style is simple yet sophisticated as it softens the look of the room. The smaller portion of the complementary fabric on the panel can be either on top, or the bottom, and can be a neutral or bring in a punch with a bold accent color or even introduce a pattern. In the following photos, note the roman shades as your functional (and beautiful) window covering in the photo with the dark gray panels.
Specialty Shaped Windows
Specialty shape windows can really benefit from the addition of innovative hardware choices and stationery panels to complete the look of the window and room. Our professionally trained designers at Aero Drapery & Blind have the creativity and resources available to them from large selections of custom fabrics and custom hardware.
Pinch Pleats Galore!
You may have noticed that several of these pictures featured pinch pleats. They’ve come a long way from being heavy, full panels placed on traversing rods. The pleat itself comes in varying styles for a more current look. As to how they are utilized, the most popular look is to hang them from rings. There are three ways in which to attach and hang the rings:
– clipped on
– hooked on with the pleat hook into the eye of the ring
– sewn onto the panel, which is mostly done at the custom level
When it comes to the decision of where to mount the drapery, it is a trick of the trade to mount the drapery rod at a higher level, anywhere from the top of the window trim to the ceiling, and wider than the actual window. By doing so, this will lend a dramatic look to your room and make your room look taller and the window wider.
Contact us today as our designers are anxiously awaiting to bring their creativity into your home and give you that custom look you’ve been longing for!