Through the addition of curtains and draperies to your windows, you can customize each room to reflect your personal style. A myriad of fabric choices awaits you, with the opportunity to further embellish with accents such as fringe, tassels, banding, or tiebacks. Drapery not only offers a functional purpose, providing privacy, darkening rooms, or insulating spaces, but also serves as a decorative element that adds beauty and charm. At Ambiance Blinds and Shades, we can turn your dream decor into a reality with high-quality window coverings sourced from the top-tier brands in home fashion. We currently off the following drapery lines:
A note from Serena, Design Manager of Ambiance Blinds and Shades
Custom drapery or curtains hold a special place in my heart as window treatment options. They offer a canvas for showcasing your distinct style and personality. Drapes or curtains can cleverly manipulate perception, making a small window seem wider or adding an illusion of height to your room by situating them near the ceiling. This is your chance to craft a truly magnificent aesthetic. Given the vast variety of fabrics and styles, it’s unlikely your friends or neighbors will have the same design, ensuring a look that’s uniquely yours.
Let’s begin with the magic of color! Colors have a unique ability to stir emotions. Assess the hues that surround you – in your room, photographs, your wardrobe, your car – and you’ll find certain combinations that resonate with you.
Rich, deep colors imbue a room with a sense of elegance and amplify the atmosphere.
Dark colors absorb light and can create a cozier, more intimate space.
Light colors, on the other hand, can make a room feel larger and more open.
Warm colors have a forward movement, seeming to draw closer to the viewer.
Cool colors create a sense of depth and distance, giving the impression of receding.
Typically, I prefer choosing a fabric color that’s deeper than the wall color, ensuring it stands out when one gazes around the room. If you opt for a fabric color that matches the wall, it will seamlessly blend into its surroundings, which can be a desirable effect if that aligns with your design goals.
Are you a fan of patterns? Patterns introduce diversity to a room, keeping the aesthetic captivating. Using the same pattern in various parts of the room fosters a sense of harmony.
To give a smaller room an impression of more space, consider using small to medium patterns.
While large patterns can make a dramatic statement, they might overpower a limited space.
From afar, small patterns can provide a subtle texture.
A blend of three different patterns tends to be the sweet spot for achieving an ideal balance.
The next aspect to consider in your drapery or curtain selection is the style of the heading. If you’re looking for a functional drapery, a pleated heading is typically the best choice. Rod pocket tab and tie tops are more suited for stationary panels (those that do not open and close) as the fabric’s friction against the rod can make movement challenging.
French pleats offer a traditional look.
Top tack pleats serve as a modern interpretation of the French pleat.
Goblet pleats lend a more formal touch.
Inverted pleats exude a casual vibe.
Ripplefold pleats bring a contemporary feel.
Regardless of whether you opt for patterns, colors, or simply textures, ensure that your choice is consistently distributed across the room for a balanced look.