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14 Traversing Drapery Ideabooks
Learn the Lingo of Drapery Rods and Accessories
Understanding these drapery hardware options is essential to window treatments that hang properly and look polished
"these drapery hardware options is essential to window treatments that hang properly... your drapery hardware can be a major design factor in pulling off that ultimate... used with drapery panels to provide privacy? I see the use of shutters. Any other ideas... inches. "Drapery arms." Very short segments of drapery rods that flank a window (rather... called drapery arms. They're often used when the draperies are stationary and purely..."
The Case for Stationary Draperies
Curtains that open and close are great in some situations, but stationary draperies can give you a better view (and save money too)
"stationary draperies can give you a better view (and save money too)... go with draperies, as opposed to shutters or blinds. One of your first decisions... go with draperies will be whether you want them to be operable or stationary. Do you... Becky! Draperies give windows color and volume while shades or blinds provide the... droom-Draperies-traditional-spaces We love seeing finished projects, after the Interior..."
Custom Draperies 101
"instead of draperies. Drapes is a verb; draperies is a noun. "Window treatments" is commonly... Curtains or Draperies? OR what the difference between the two? The terms "curtains" and... and "draperies" is frequently used interchangeably, especially by the English. In... version of draperies (e.g. cafe curtains, which reach to the sill of the window) while... while draperies generally reach the floor. A pet peeve of mine is mistakenly using the..."
How to Get Your Window Treatment Right
"Get the Draperies You Really Want... creating draperies. To me, they're all compelling, but to others it's like sitting through... creating draperies, it will make you look as though you know what you're talking about... way draw drapery that operates the same way as the sliding door on a traverse rod either... or do drapery rings seem a little hippy-70'sish? I'd never use them in a living room... custom draperies in both my own and my clients' homes; they make a huge difference..."
"styles of draperies and curtains to get the look you want... about draperies and wondered if he or she was speaking in a foreign tongue? Terms... stationary draperies. I wanted add one more type of drapery. I prefer drapery panels with... skip the drapery idea. Truly......nothing is worse than sill, or high water drapery... drapes/drapery. How about Roman blinds for your windows? "Puddling" draperies on... regular traverse rods are boring and ugly! But there are decorative traverse rods that..."
Get Gorgeous Drapes with Classic Pinch Pleats
"pleated drapery installed. They looked absolutely gorgeous and perfectly tailored.... type of drapery is called ‘pinched’ because the top of the drape is literally pinched... attached to a traverse rod or rings that hang from a decorative rod. It is a beautiful look... pinch-pleated draperies were high-end clients. Too bad....the extra expense for magnificent... why good draperies are so expensive. Incredibly thorough!! Beautiful pics to illustrate..."
Awkward Windows and Doors? We've Got You Covered
Arched windows, French doors and sidelights get their due with treatments that keep their beauty out in the open
"solution of traverse draperies that hang to the sides but can be pulled close, but to combat... beautiful drapery that billows like a ballgown! I was hoping to find a solution to my... length draperies on the side windows. You could even have a valance going all the... Install a drapery rod above the arch and let the drapery panels lie on the sides when... Drapery over French doors. If you have French doors in a room that requires privacy..."
How Low Should Your Drapes Go?
Hover, brush the floor or pool like Scarlett O'Hara's tears — we give you the lowdown on curtain length options
""drapes." "Drapery" or "draperies" or even "window treatments" -- yes. "Drapes," NO.... curtains and draperies. I prefer draperies, I just haven't been able to afford them for... puddling of draperies, it was a sign of great wealth to have draperies "puddling" on the... drapery…they are same thing..in the US they tend to be called drapery, drapes or... puffing drapery. Maybe weights in the hem? babsjw brought up my problem. Across..."
How to Work With Awkward Windows
Use smart furniture placement and window coverings to balance that problem pane, and no one will be the wiser
"at the drapery panels. On the left, the drapery panel hangs completely past the door... between two drapery panels. If you look closely, directly above you can see where two panels... and hung drapery panels on both sides, knowingly covering about 1 foot of glass on the... to have drapery when there's no floor on the main floor for the drapes to rest against... with a traverse-- it allows me to let light into the room when I want it and a flat..."
13 Ways to Dress Wide Windows
"modern drapery outside of that for a full 'blackout' at night when needed. Have you... use a traverse rod vs. a traditional rod because the traverse rod does not have the... closing.Traverse rods come in decorative and plain versions. Open and close your... slides the drapery hanger hooks along a track. They stack back nicely. A window scarf... using a traverse rod because they keep a nice tall shape near the rod. For windows..."
Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio
It’s more than just a patio door — it’s an architectural design element. Here’s help for finding the right one for your home and lifestyle
Great Ways to Dress a Bay Window
If you’re hemming and hawing over curtains and shutters — or nothing at all — these bay window treatment ideas can help
"idea of traverse window coverings is clever and something that I had never thought... Traversing draperies are for you if you don’t mind taking the emphasis away from... approach … Traversing draperies represent the other side of the window treatment spectrum... around traversing draperies for more help with this. Just so we are all on the same... expense of a traversing treatment. No problem! Stationary panels married with some kind..."
8 Low-Cost Luxuries With a Big Payoff
Consider the small stuff — like switch plates and throw pillows — to give your home a touch of class
Antiques Shopping? Let Love Guide Your Search
If discovering aged treasures is your passion, you’re not alone. Find a kindred spirit and his buying tips here