To all my readers, my posts are here to help you with questions you might have about designing your home and also to raise important points about design that you might not think about. We can ask questions about what we know or about what we don’t know, but we can’t ask questions about what we don’t know that we don’t know.
Dafna Aviv

Draperies

Beautiful in kids room

Roman blinds if there is no room for panels

Drapes Or Curtains?

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.

  • You need to decide how high above the window you’d like your window treatments to begin before you start measuring. Hanging panels higher than the window will give a sense of height to the room.
  • Also always hang your window treatments at least 20 inches bigger from each side of the window. That will give a sense of a bigger window in the room and when you open your drapes they will not block your window view.
  • Your window treatment always should touch the floor unless you are using a different kind like roman blinds. If the panels are shorter it will look like a mistake, like you run out of fabric and couldn’t finish the job correctly.
  • The fabric you choose should be 3 times the wideness in order to ensure curtain fullness.

Show us your window treatments here 😀


Looks like someone run out of fabric...

The panels should touch the floor