Create Drama with Drapes
Like the cover of a book or the wrapping on a present, draperies can tie a room together and create an instant first impression. Whether you are looking to add color or coziness, drama or muted sophistication, dramatic draperies are an easy way to make your newhome on the space coast one-of-a-kind. Keep in mind these tips from Stanley Homes when designing your draperies:
- Fabulous Fabric. The single most important choice you make is the fabric. Whether it’s fine silk, rich velvet or simple but sophisticated linen, choosing a color and pattern that complements your room is key. In a room with a muted color pallet, draperies are an ideal way to add color and character. A growing trend? Metalics. Last but not least on fabric selection, be sure you don’t overlook the details. Buttons, pleats and beaded fringe can take the draperies in your new home on the space coast to the next level.
- Don’t Skimp. Even the most elaborate fabric can look cheap if it barely covers a window. Measure accurately and allow room for any necessary hems. Fabric should be a minimum of one and a half to two times the area of the window it is covering. The more volume, the richer the look. Consider layering fabrics and sheers for additional interest or create instant glamour by having your draperies pool.
- The Right Rods. Rods are to curtains what shoes are to an outfit—having the right one can transform the ordinary into something extraordinary. Select a heavy enough rod to make an impact without taking away from the fabric. Decorative tiebacks can add charm and sophistication. Try incorporating them with asymmetrical hemlines for added interest.
- Beyond Windows. Gone are the days when the only place to hang draperies were around your windows. Draperies can be used to divide rooms, create drama in doorways or turn your four-poster bed into a relaxing escape. So think outside the window when you are designing your new home on the space coast.