There is a great in-depth piece by Real Simple in their May issue that couldn’t have come at a better time, dear Reader!
There are so many ways to create your look with the use of drapery. Real Simple editors reached out to our very own Ian Gibbs to tell you everything you need to know about drapery. Starting from over-all functionality, fabric and color, length and width, to headings and hems, hardware and tie backs, and of course ending with measuring and installation.
Ian also suggests considering a mix of color, texture and patterns to complete your springtime windows. If glare or reflection is a problem in your space from bright sunlight or lake or ocean views [poor you! ;)], you can opt for sheers to obscure the light. Window treatments that span from higher above the window casing all the way to the floor will elongate your walls, and make a smaller room appear larger.
Ian loves to talk about layering solutions, too. Layering decorative window treatments over lighter fabrics will help insulation from both the cold and heat. But you can still keep your sunny views! Check out our portfolio of drapery here.