Remember the good old days when you would go over to
Grandma’s house and everywhere you look you would see one of two things going
on. Either her window treatments were loud and gaudy and horrid or they were
plain white as the driven snow. There was no in-between.
Thank goodness window treatments have come a long way since
then. Today, window treatments say as much about your personality and the vibe
you want to create as your hairstyle or the clothes you wear. Choosing window
treatments has become just as important as choosing furniture or major
This being said, it’s also important to note that back in
Grandma’s day she also had maybe two fabric choices. Wealthy people chose one
and middle class chose the other. That was pretty much it. Today, not only do
we have various affordable styles for everyone to choose from but advancements
in the textile industry have given way to new fabric blends and materials that
Grandma never could have dreamed up. It’s a great time to be alive, folks!
The textile manufacturers aren’t the only ones having fun
creating new fabrics for window treatments; interior decorators have also been
busy finding unique ways to incorporate what was traditionally reserved for
windows into other parts of the home. This article will focus on how you can
add depth, beauty, and function to your home with fabulously draped fabrics.
Living in the North West, particularly Snohomish County, we
experience pretty much every type of weather imaginable. From the bright
sunshine of summer to the rain and sometimes snow in the winter, it’s important
to be able to control how the outside elements affect the inside of your home.
Too much sun coming through the windows can overheat your home while the cold
winds of winter can add a chill to the air. Fabrics draped in the right way in
just the right space can help alleviate these issues while making your home
look chic and incredible.
If you have a deck and love spending a little time in the
natural surroundings that Washington state have to offer, consider choosing an
outdoor-friendly fabric and adding drapes to a portion of your deck. If you
choose a heavier fabric, these drapes would be perfect for blocking chilly
winds, keeping your favorite nook cozy and warm. Drapes used in this way also add
a personal touch to a part of the house that can sometimes be forgotten when it
comes to decor.
The great thing about drapes is that there are so many
different styles and fabrics to choose from. Take the same deck we mentioned
earlier, only change the drapes out to something a little lighter like a
gauze-type fabric. Now you have an area that is perfect for entertaining in the
summer time. The lighter fabric helps keep pesky insects from invading but
allows a gentle breeze through to cool your guests. If you wanted to go all
out, add a few strings of white lights around the top of your deck for a little
glitz and glamour.
Moving from the deck to the bedroom, drapes can be used to
add life to an otherwise ordinary sleeping space as well. Not a big fan of
headboards? Try draping fabric on the wall over the head of your bed to create
the feeling of having a headboard without the commitment. Choose colored fabric
that compliments your bedspread. This fabric can also be quickly and easily
changed out for special occasions such as holidays or if you’re just ready for
a new look. Store old drapes away for use in another room at a later date.
Do you have a nook or small area in your home where you
would love to have just a bit more privacy? Why not add drapes? Drapes can be
attached to the wall or ceiling surrounding the nook and allowed to hang freely
or be tied back when not in use. Again, this makes for a lovely look either way
without too much commitment on your part. Remember, drapes can be easily
changed out to suit your changing decor.
As you can tell, drapes are not just for windows anymore.
These are just a few of the many ways you can incorporate drapes into your home
or porch area and add beauty and drama to any space. For all of your drapery needs, whether for windows or otherwise, visit Budget Blinds of Snohomish
County. We’ll show you our wide variety of drapery and curtain options and
discuss the best uses for all of our products. You’re guaranteed to walk away
with just what you need at just the right price every time.