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NJ Window Treatments: The Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting Window Drapes

Curtains and drapes are a great and easy way to add style and pizzazz to any room. Quality drapes bought from a classy NJ window treatment store can finish off a space with textured lines and complementing colors. But whether they’re custom-made or off-the-shelf, successful drape-hanging depends upon following a few simple dos and don’ts:

Do consider color

Drapes take up a huge amount of visual space, and their color plays a significant role in the overall look of the room. The wrong color can make your space look lifeless or haphazard, so do choose your color carefully, and make it complementary to your existing décor.

selecting window drapes

Do choose the right fabric

Choose a high quality fabric that suits your space. When looking at swatches, feel the fabric with your fingers, and when you find one that you like, ask to look at a large sample and get a feel for that as well. Don’t choose a fabric based on a small swatch alone.

Do ensure your drapes are long enough

If you’re going for a classic look, your drapes should go all the way to the floor. Likewise, if you want to cover the sun completely on occasion, your drapes should be approximately two to 2 1/2 times wider than your window. So if you have four-foot wide window, purchase drapes that are 8 to 10 feet wide.

Don’t hang too low

Drapes hung just above the window is an outdated style. Instead, hang your drapes closer to the ceiling to make your room appear taller and grander. Ideally, your curtain rods should be places at least four inches above the window frame.

Don’t forget the hardware

Window treatments are your window’s main attraction but you still need to match it with pretty and durable hardware. Choose finials and curtain rods that complement the fabric, as well as the room. For instance, if you have Victorian style furniture, then a Victorian style drapery rod might be in order.

Are your ready to choose the right drapes for your NJ home? A one-stop window treatments shop like New Jersey Window Treatments can provide you with every drapery accoutrement that you may need.

Sources:

(The Do’s and Don’ts of Hanging Curtains, ApartmentTherapy.com)

(Curtain Do’s and Don’ts, About.com)

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