What comes to mind when you hear the words – luxury custom drapes?
When you hear the phrase luxury custom draperies, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think of things like luxury cars, luxury fashions, and luxury homes.
When we talk about luxury draperies, we’re talking about exquisite attention to detail, opulence, elegance, timeless style – all in refined fabrics, enduring design, and flawless execution.
When I set out to create luxury custom draperies, I consider the following:
Fabric selection: To create a luxurious look, we must first select top quality fabrics that give a sense of grandeur and opulence. Fabrics should not only reflect the color scheme of the space, but also be flattering to the eye, and rich and luscious to the touch. Silks, raw silk, velvet, satin, natural linen, and fabrics that are embroidered or woven with metallic threads and shimmer are some of the fabrics that give you a lavish, distinctive look.
Hardware: Sometimes custom drapery hardware can make a statement all by itself. Today we have a vast array of distinctive hardware to choose from, whether it’s made of metal, wood, or even acrylic to name just a few options. The right style and finish can make a huge difference in your overall custom drapery design.
Layering: We refer to multiple layers of fabric on one window as layering. The first layer could be a shade, then over that a layer of sheer or lace, followed by the actual draperies, and a valance or a cornice.
Embellishments: Adding trim, fringe, tassels, and distinctive detailing can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. One can find various styles of trimmings that are both locally made and imported. We can customize the color by using the fabric color of the treatment itself as a reference. With computer technology, we can get the same exact colors of the fabrics when creating the trim. Trim can be braids, rope, flanges, beaded embellishments, and so on. The possibilities are endless.
Tassels – whether they are traditional or modern in style – can be used in creative ways that exceed the imagination. This is why working with a professional drapery designer makes a huge difference for those who are looking for a distinctive window treatment.
Motorization: Motorization will add the convenience factor. Programing your draperies to open and close at a certain time of day is an amazing benefit. Perhaps you want to program them to open with the sunrise, or perhaps get them to close to protect your furnishings at a certain time of day when the sun’s rays are too strong. Or programing your draperies to open as soon as your guests enter the living room with a soft music is turned on to welcome your special visitors and to impress as well!
These are just a few ideas to help you create a one-of-a-kind look for your custom luxury draperies and give your home a distinctive look that is all your own. Plus, your home will be the envy of friends and neighbors!
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