Custom drapery complements the view out your window by creating a tailored look. The window treatments will be designed and sewn from the fabric of your choice to the precise measurements of your window. Purchasing window coverings from the store results in lengths and widths that do not quite fit.

Custom Drapery and What You Get

A look which is made to order for you has adapted to your specifications from hem allowance to stitch length. Another sign of a customized look is the fullness. A customized look provides as much as three times the fullness, whereas store bought looks are skimpy looking and measure in at two times fullness range. The tailored look will also match patterns across seams to ensure a continuous flow of birds, bouquets, or any other pattern that is used. The length is also customized to provide necessary clearance of any furniture items, exact skimming of flooring material, or extra long to create the puddling look. Any pleating is deep and can be extra long as needed. Personalized lining will protect the fabric while adding body to any design.

Types of Window Treatments

The main styles are listed below with a brief description. It is possible to do many other options with each of these basic styles to customize the look further.

Cornices. A piece of wood is precisely cut into your desired shape and measurements. The selected materials can then be applied to it either with padding for a softer look, or without the padding. Some customization ideas include swags and pleats.

Lambrequins. Lambrequins are shaped cornice boards which have long jabots hanging at the sides.

Valances. Valances are a piece of material which has a pocket sewn to the back to allow the curtain rod to go through. Ordinarily these are used to cover the unsightly tops of curtains or drapes.

Swags and Jabots. This window treatment term refers to fabric which is looped over a decorative pole and allowed to drape gracefully down the sides. The decorative material which hangs down is known as the jabot.

Drapes and curtains. Drapes and curtains provide complete coverage of a window and are either closed for privacy or pulled to the sides to allow light in. These are able to be made in either shorter or longer lengths.

Shades. Shades are an additional layer which can provide privacy if the window treatment is more decorative than functional.

As you are working with an experienced consultant to create your unique made to order look keep in mind other items they may be able to provide you with as well. They also can usually offer many other accessories for you as well such as bedspreads, comforters, duvets, dust ruffles, decorative pillows, decorative table covers, table runners, place mats, shower curtains, or any other fabric enhancement you may want in your home. The best thing about a specially made item is being able to select your materials in the colors you want to complement your home.

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