Design ideas and helpful hints for curtains and draperies
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Do curtain headings really matter? As a part of the composition to the room’s decor and to the drapes themselves, these seemingly simple details can play a very big role in the overall look and feel of the finished piece.

Wave Heading

One of the options is a wave heading as seen below. This particular design is a beautiful one that can add dimension to any space you put them in, if there’s enough room for the movement to take place. The wave heading is great for open living spaces because it creates more style and dynamic detailing to the room.

Ripplefold Wave Heading

Ripplefold Wave Heading

Ripplefold Wave Heading full view

Ripplefold Wave Heading full view

Pinch Pleat

The pinch pleat has a very formal look, which makes it perhaps the most ideal option for any dining room. However, you can work this into a bedroom or living space too, as long as the fabrics blend well. For a more tailored look and perhaps a more expensive looking drape, these may be the ideal option. They are no more difficult to maintain than any other style, either.

Triple Pinch Pleat

Triple Pinch Pleat

Triple Pinch Pleat full view

Triple Pinch Pleat full view

Plain Heading

Sometimes, simple is the route to take. If you want the drapes to blend in rather than stand out or you don’t want them to add any extra details to the space, a plain heading is just right. As you can see, the drapery in these photos are ideal for meshing with Roman shades, too, when you want more than one style.

Plain Top Heading

Plain Top Heading

Plain Top Heading full view

Gathered Heading

For a touch of detailing, consider the gathered head. Perfect for a more laid back room or even a baby’s nursery because of the less tailored look, these drapery headings are a great compliment to any living space.

Gathered Heading

Gathered Heading

Gathered Heading Full View

Gathered Heading Full View

Pencil Pleat Heading

More decorative but still slightly less dominating in a room, the pencil pleat can be an excellent choice for an area where you don’t want to draw a lot of attention. In the pictures below, it blends in well with the semi-chic living and dining space.

Pencil Pleat Heading

Pencil Pleat Heading

Pencil Pleat Heading Full View

Pencil Pleat Heading Full View

Rod Pocket

To add more structure to a space, such as in an area where you want less flow from a hanging drape, the rod pocket heading may be an option. It creates a more formal look, but can still be very beautiful and soft at the same time.

Rod Pocket Heading

Rod Pocket Heading

Rod Pocket Heading full view

Rod Pocket Heading full view

Pinch Pleat Wood Pole

The Pinch Pleat Wood Pole design is another option. Here, you get some attention from the wood element in the space, but you can control the tone it sets. The pleating adds enough formality for a living area and definite style. Consider custom curtains in any of these designs.

Triple Pinch Pleat on a Wood Pole

Triple Pinch Pleat on a Wood Pole

Triple Pinch Pleat on a Wood Pole full view

Triple Pinch Pleat on a Wood Pole full view

Designing a curtain for your baby room or your kid can be challenging sometimes.
Most people defer to the blue colors for boys and pink for girls but can you be more creative…

Here is an example of a girls room in Pink


And here is another one in Pink Silk


And here is one in blue

 

Check out Fabricut’s kid friendly themes called playland:

 

When deciding what look you want your room to occupy, curtains can play a crucial role. Do not overlook your window treatments, they make a room appear finished. There are so many fabrics, styles and cuts though. It can be hard to know which is right for you and your style.

Depending on what your curtains are meant to do for your home, you may need a different type. For example, lightweight curtain fabric such as lace, linen and sheer cotton is a good choice if you’re planning to sew or hem them yourself. If you are going for an antique or dressy decor, delicate lace is a great choice. For more versatility or casual feel, cotton is more appropriate. Lightweight fabric also allows a more generous amount of light to come into the house. This might not be the best choice for bedrooms if you want to sleep during odd hours, but they are good for sitting rooms or kitchens, which often lack natural light and could do with additional warming. Lightweight fabric could also be used to layer over heavier fabric to add style.

For a creative look, patterned curtain fabric is a great choice. With so many various decorative fabric prints to choose from, you can add a minimalist flair to your living room, bedroom or bathroom. Patterned fabrics come in a variety of floral, striped, plaid and animal prints, so you can suit the design to the aesthetic you’re going for.

If you are in search of highly functional curtains that are meant to keep out the cold and light, then you should consider medium-to-heavy weight curtain fabric. These fabric weights are more versatile and practical than their lightweight counterparts, whether you want formal, contemporary, cottage or traditional styles. Medium-weight fabrics like cotton and canvas come in many varieties and will go with nearly any home decor style. Heavyweight fabrics like suede, denim, tapestry tweed or velvet are great for commercial curtains in hotels and restaurants. They work extremely well as insulators during the winter and as blackout curtains during the day. Heavier fabrics with rich colors and textures such as silk and velvet, give your windows a more formal look. Medium-weight and heavyweight fabrics add texture to a room, providing a fantastic focal point.

Here are a few of the current trends in curtain decor:

1. White Lace Banding

For a romantic ambiance, install soft translucent lace curtains in your bedroom. It will delicately filter light into the room. Add a romantic flourish to your bedroom by installing soft translucent curtains in your bedroom. The color white is also known to increase the romantic sparks between partners

2. Patterns
Don’t be afraid of patterns! Installing curtains with square or polka dots can add a nice touch to the room. For kids’ rooms, select a multi-colored print and for more mature decor stick to monochromatic. If you use a single color palatte for the rest of the decor, the curtains will get a nice pop of attention. But don’t be afraid to mix and match prints too, a trend that is really popular lately.

3. Bright colors

Another fear a lot of homeowners often face is bright color in their decor. Curtains are a perfect baby step into getting over the anxiety. This way, you can leave the walls white or beige, and still step out of the neutral bubble. Design secret: When your curtains have a custom fit, you won’t think twice about your bright color phobia again.

4. Dark and Deep
For a warm, cozy library or den, installing dark curtains is a great solution. Darker curtains also help you get a better night’s sleep, especially if you need to sleep during odd hours. Installing a double liner helps, and it allows you to have the option of mixing colors. Select a dark wine-colored curtain paired with a cream liner. Luxurious materials like velvet or silk are an added bonus.

5. Floral designs
If your first thought was grandma curtains, think again. Whether you prefer large floral prints or small ones, mix the feminine print with something more masculine like industrial or contemporary furniture. The two will balance each other out. Or you could go overly feminine for a more romantic look. Install on a decorative curtain rod to give a complete finishing touch.