Drapes and Curtains 2019 are constantly warping to fit different trends at different times. Amid the changing styles and designs the difference between drapes and curtains is often forgotten. Many view differentiating between the two as useless and it often is but there are certain characteristics of the two that make them either a curtain or a drape.
The main difference between curtains and drapes
Traditionally there are three layers in covering a window. The first is a light filtering sash curtain next a draw curtain blocking light and last is the drape which is purely for decoration. In modern days we refer to a curtain as an unlined sash curtain 2019 and the drapes are those that close of a window by being drawn.
How to choose between different drapes and curtains
Before choosing drapes and curtains to cover you windows, always consider function first. If you are picking window coverings that you want long term, look into finding a durable, easily washable fabric such as cotton, polyester or the best would be a mixture of the two to prevent shrinkage when washed. When hanging drapes( including drapes for vaulted ceilings) and curtains yourself look up the hanging tips at DecorNP.com to learn how make them look like they were tediously hung by professional decorators.
Easy to Follow Curtain Patterns 2019
Curtain patterns are a guide to go by when making your own curtains. They can also be used as a guide when trying to find a certain style for buying curtains in a retail store. There are curtain patterns for every shape size and style of curtain. By using patterns to make your own curtains you can save an extensive amount of money compared to buying custom made curtains. Using patterns allows you to choose your favorite fabric and find a pattern that will work well with it.
Textile and curtain stores have a wide selection of curtain patterns. Each curtain pattern comes with suggestions of what materials works best with that particular pattern and sewing tips. Step-by-step instructions with diagrams are also included. Having correct and precise measurements is a key point in successfully following curtain patterns.
Most curtain patterns only require sewing straight seams. To properly follow some patterns, such as styles from earlier decades including the 1920’s through the 40’s, it is necessary to have more sewing experience due to the level of difficulty. Lined curtains will take more time sewing, but the patterns are usually easy to follow and have basic sewing techniques.
Show Soft Elegance with Country Curtain 2019
Country curtains are made in a number of different patterns and styles. The different combinations can give a room or house a simple homely look or an elegant look.
The patterns country curtains are made with are country related decorating prints. The typical colors are darker pastels like blue, red, olive green, pale yellow and dull pink.
Country curtain patterns usually have a variety of roses, patchwork, plaid, cherries, quilted look, stripes, or daisies. Old world lace, vintage and homespun fabrics are used often. For fancier country curtains lace and/or ruffles are added. These are usually accompanied by tiers or valences.
The more elegant curtains often are a solid pattern with some embroidery. The different ways to combine these fabrics and patterns that resemble a country look are numerous. Country curtains can be made to look old-time or a modern country look.
Some country curtains are made with heavier fabrics which makes them hang better and blocks more light. Often these type of curtains are not meant to be drawn. Lighter and sheer fabrics are also used when more light is needed.
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