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DSD: Drapery 101

Drapery is one of those things that can be very tricky. What height do I hang them at? What style do I use? And how do I make them look anything but store bought? These are a few questions that we get all the time, which is why we decided to do this blog! Here are a few trick and tips that we learned through-out our design career.

Step One: Choose a style

There are so many styles to choose from but the right one is what matches the style of your personality as well as your surrounding space.

For a more traditional look, maybe you choose a pinch pleat or goblet pleat like these:

For a modern look, maybe you go with a flat panel or ripplefold, like these:

Step 2: Choosing fabric and uniqueness

Making your draperies unique is actually easier than you think. You can choose any drapable fabric that fits your needs. Take into consideration where the drapes will be use. Will you need them to be stain resistant, fade proof, or durable? Most likely, the answer is yes! Most poly blends do well as drapery for these reasons. Now add that designer touch! Give your drapes a little trim whether that be a fringe, tape, or pom poms, it will stand against any other. Take a look at the following ideas:

Design credit: madcapcottage (left), Del Sur Designs (right)