HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT WINDOW TREATMENTS
Step 1: Find The Perfect Fabric
Many Contemporary retailers sell nice quality drapes at affordable prices. Try West Elm as an example and remember to chose your fabric based on the amount of light it lets in – Sheers, Blackout, Patterned, Silk and Velvet are all options.
Photos courtesy of www.westelm.com
Step 2: Select the Right Size
Use the chart below to determine the size of your panels.
A. Sill Length – Drapes should graze the windowsill for a casual look and especially on windows that are often opened.
B. Apron Length – Drapes should hang about 4″ below the windowsill. This is practical in kitchens and bathrooms.
C. Floor Length – Drapes should be 1/4″ off the floor to create a a polished and elegant look. This also makes a window appear longer.
D. Extra Long Length – Drapes should puddle 6″-10″ on the floor. This creates a romantic look but is not recommended for high traffic areas.
Step 3: Select the Hardware
From window rods to clips to hold backs, there are a lot of hardware options on the market. This is also an easy way to spruce up window treatments without breaking the bank!
Photos courtesy of www.westelm.com and www.anthropologie.com