Curtains & Draperies
Having the correct window treatments depend on several factors: the room, the shape of the window and its position to the sun, the style you prefer, and the drapery’s purpose.
Window treatments will last for many years — they keep the sun out and the cool air in; they help protect your floors, rugs and furniture from fading; they add pizzazz to any room, “finishing” it off.
They can be practical too. Today’s fabrics offer room darkening options for people who work shifts such as firefighters, police, and medical staff. Also, many fabrics are stain resistant today — perfect defense from kids and pets.
If you prefer a simple look, you can hang stationary drapery panels each side of the window, framing it, usually in combination with a blind or shade. Adding embellishment such as fringe or contrasting tape will change the mood of the room from casual to romantic and formal.
In a traditional home you may require more layers of draperies to achieve a sophisticated design. In a warm climate you may want light fabrics to frame out windows also protected with blinds, shades or shutters. Every situation is different.meet barbara hayman