If you are looking for a fresh and new look in your home then some custom drapes is the answer. The interesting thing about adding some custom drapes does not mean you have to get rid of your exiting furniture, what it does is revitalize your room. The fabric and style of drapes are selected based on your existing décor. So if your décor is traditional, modern, contemporary, eclectic or classical there are fabrics and designs to suit your every palate. Drapery can be used also to camouflage your windows for e.g. it can be hung as wall to wall, it can be hung from floor to ceiling, it can hung wider than the window width to create a sense of grandeur or it can be hung to the window size, you can also camouflage the shape of the window to create a sense of balance in the room. Fabric selection should be based on your desired outcome. Here are some points to consider before fabric selection. Is privacy an issue? Do you want a lot of light in your room? Do you want a warm or a cozy feeling? Do you want the room to be dark at all times or only in the night? What is the main purpose for the drapery – is it for warmth during the cold season or it is just for decoration? Is sun exposure an issue for your furniture or carpet? Do you want the fabric to display a feeling of royalty or ornateness? Do you want the fabric to display a feeling of casual or elegance? These are just some of the many things to consider when selecting drapes for your home.
TIPS Window treatments should be cleaned on an annual basis. If the homeowner is an allergy sufferer then every six months is recommended. Remember it is difficult at times to see dust build up on fabrics and because of that the homeowner tend to think that the drapery is not dirty. Simply touching the fabric can cause the dust to go flying in the air. If you allow the naked eye to see layers of dust on the fabric then you risk the chance of destroying the fabric.
Do you want to rev up that sofa without spending a lot of money? Well a good slipcover can do the trick for you. Be sure to measure the sofa so that you choose one that fits exactly. An all fabric sofa (no wood trims etc,) fits best under a slip cover. This might be just the thing your room needs to add some life to it.