Is there a difference? Yes, there is.
How to choose draperies for your design, is a very big topic that I might approach in a different post, but for now, what is the difference between drapes and curtains?
Curtains are sold in pairs or by the panel and are usually installed over blinds or shades. They hang from curtain rods and typically are made from lighter fabrics.
Drapes are made from thicker fabrics and are lined to block out more light. They are usually more formal.
When you designing a room, considered your window treatment as one of the room jewelry. This is an opportunity to add more warmth, texture and colors to the room.
Drapes are contributing to the ambiance in a room and with their texture and color, they can connect all the other design elements.
If your room gets a lot of sunlight, it will be smart to avoid bright colors, since they tend to fade faster.
When it comes to material, linen, silk and velvet are the best choices to use for window treatments since they tend to hang the best. Faux silk tends to be the most durable particularly in sunny rooms, it will not deteriorate as quickly as real silk.
The material you choose for your curtains depends on the design style of the room and also how much light you want to let in.
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