As chilly temps begin to move into so many areas, drapes are nice for fending off cold winds. This outdoor space has heaters so the drapes could really come in handy for holding in some of the heat when needed.
In this outdoor space, light-weight sheers are being employed for more decorative reasons. Depending on the exposure, they may also come in handy for filtering the harsh rays of the early morning or late evening sun.
The drapes in this outdoor space frame the room beautifully. When considering fabric for an outdoor area, take a look at the fabrics designed for outdoor use. Those will be fade resistant and will hold up to the elements much better than everyday fabrics made for interior use.
With the mild fall temps, wouldn't sleeping outdoors be absolutely divine right now? Make your sleeping porch feel extra luxurious with a bit of fabric draped, just so. On this porch, the fabric anchors the bed and creates the illusion of a head board. What a fabulous look!
Do you have a room in your home that is serving two purposes? Maybe it's a full time office and occasionally a bedroom when guests are in town. Create a sense of privacy with fabric. Draperies can be hung from the ceiling and pulled around the sleeping area when needed.
If your guest room is designed to sleep multiple guests, draperies will work well for defining the space and providing much needed privacy.
Use draped fabric to create a wonderful backdrop for a beautifully dressed bed.
Create eye-catching drama by draping soft sheers or gauzy fabric in a bold, fun color.
If a romantic look is more your style, here's a simple way to use fabric or drapes around the bed. Many stores sell the canopy tops you can suspend from the ceiling to create this look.
For a truly beautiful, luxurious effect, drape the entire bed with beautiful fabric, allowing it to puddle at the corners. Many years ago, when heating our homes was more of a challenge, drapes like this served a much needed purpose. They could be pulled shut at night helping to stave off drafts thus, creating cozy sleeping quarters.
In this nursery, we see drapes being used for two purposes...one decorative, the other to hide practical items needed during the day.
Create a beautiful entrance with fabric. Drapes can be hung on swing out arms to frame an entrance and to swing close when privacy may be needed.
The look of flowing draperies would certainly intrigue and draw me into this library.