Home  >   Blog - Windows & Doors  >   LAYERED WINDOW TREATMENTS THAT MAKE A STATEMENT


LAYERED WINDOW TREATMENTS THAT MAKE A STATEMENT

LAYERED WINDOW TREATMENTS THAT MAKE A STATEMENT

Layers Add Luxury

Window treatments of some kind are often essential to provide privacy to your space but they can move beyond the merely practical to being a focal point in your room. In some spaces you may want the window treatment to retreat into the background, but in the boudoir or living areas they can add a touch of luxury. To create a feeling of sumptuousness, layer your drapes.

DOUBLE IT UP

You may need some sort of sheer curtain so neighbors can’t peer in. This is layer one, Then add some color and pizzazz with the outer drape. This can be kept tied back with tassels or other attractive curtain ties.

WHO TO HIRE FOR YOUR WINDOW TREATMENTS

A window treatment professional, window treatment company or an interior designer is your best choice, particularly if you are looking for dramatic rather than simple window coverings. A knowledgeable Pasadena interior designer can inform you of the latest trends and the many choices available on the market.  Apart from advising on color and style, a window treatment specialist will be able to measure your windows correctly and also install your window treatments.

If you are handy with a sewing machine, you may want to make drapes yourself. Just remember, measure twice, cut once. Make sure you feel confident installing your treatments if you go DIY.

FABRIC TYPES

A window treatment specialist can advise on whether a fabric you like is suitable for the look you envisage. Fibers have different strengths and weaknesses and while you may fall in love with a fabric, you will be disappointed if it cannot hold its shape well. Linen, for example, is a bad choice for drapery as it grows in length in humidity and shrinks in a dry climate.

WINDOW ACCESSORIES

There are countless accoutrements that can elevate your drapes from simple to luxurious such as tassels, grommets, pleats, tiebacks and different hardware. Passementerie is perfect for adding finishing touches. Passementerie is a French word meaning the art of making elaborate trimmings or edgings of applied braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, colored silk or beads for furnishings.

Spend time choosing styles that speak to you before you make an appointment with your Pasadena window treatment company.

By Jane Noble