Many elements come together on a custom drapery project. Fabric and pattern are of course the most important, but it makes a difference to the finished product to find the perfect decorative hardware. At Windows to the World serving Larksville and all of Northeastern Pennsylvania, we offer custom drapery and a large selection of drapery hardware to stand-alone in your windows or pair with your blinds and shades.
What do you want the drapery to accomplish?
When beginning a drapery project, it’s best best to narrow down your choices based on functionality. Drapery can serve many different functions, including:
- Filter sunlight
- Total darkness
- Provide privacy
- Add energy efficiency
- Add color or interest
Which drapery options complement your décor?
There are many different drapery styles. Here are some of the most common:
- Pinch Pleat. A more traditional formal look, these draperies are made with a number of pleats.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Which type of drapery hardware do you want?
Drapery hardware can either be hidden within the drapery style, or used as a decorative element. Here are some of your options:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Larksville PA
Dave Coleman’s Windows to the World proudly serves Northeastern Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas from our Mountain Top, Pennsylvania offices. Areas served include We service Mountain Top, Wilkes Barre, Kingston, Dallas, Larksville, Plymouth, Exeter, Scranton, Conyngham Valley, Drum, Laflin, as well as Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming, PA counties. Count on us for all your window treatment needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.