Are you looking to freshen up your room décor by either adding or changing your current window treatments? Draperies with decorative hardware can be just the answer. At Window Products serving Connecticut, we offer custom drapery and a large selection of drapery hardware.
Narrowing down your choices is a good place to start. Ask yourself, “What do you want the drapery to accomplish?”
- Filter sunlight
- Total darkness
- Provide privacy
- Add energy efficiency
- Add color or interest
Popular Drapery Styles
Next, consider which drapery options complement your décor style. Here are some of the most common drapery or curtain styles:
- Pinch Pleat. A more traditional formal look, these draperies are made with a number of pleats.
- Grommet top. A crisp modern look, these drapes have a rod that passes through large rings at the top of the drapery and creates a broad pleated look.
- Tab top. A casual look, this drapery style utilizes a decorative rod that goes through flat loops spaced along the top edge of the curtain.
- Rod pocket. An elegant look, these draperies include a casing at the top that slips over a curtain rod. Rod pocket panels are usually made with sheers or semi-sheer fabric.
- Tie top. A casual and relaxed look, tie top drapery has strips of fabric that are sewn and reinforced into the top of the drapery and actually tied to a stationary decorative rod.
- Ring top. A contemporary look, decorative rings are attached to these drapes to create a pleated look.
Drapery hardware can either be hidden within the drapery style, or used as a decorative element. Here are some of your options:
- Traverse rod. Used with heavier traditional pinch-pleat drapes, these rods are more function than decoration, and can be motorized.
- Decorative rod with clip rings. Used for movable drapery panels, clip rings move and slide smoothly over rod.
- Decorative poles. Frequently used with tab-top, grommet top, tie top and ring top, decorative poles come in a large variety of of materials, styles, colors and finishes, including wood, brass or iron with capped ends with decorative finials.
- Double or triple rods. Additional rods are used when you are going to combine drapery panels with a valance. If you add sheers as an under treatment, these go on the third rod.
- Decorative holdbacks. These usually match the decorative drapery rod or pole and are mounted on the sides of the windows to hold the drapery or curtain panels open.
Drapery in Connecticut
Now you are ready to go find the perfect fabric, color and texture for your new drapery. At Window Products, we’ve been serving Connecticut since 1994. We offer a wide range of screen shades and a full line of Hunter Douglas window fashions, as well as a wide variety of awnings and shades. Contact us for more details.