Drapery Rods and Options

Draperies and window treatments are a major part of an interior decorating project and are quite often a dilemma because draperies, curtains, and curtain rods seems to be the least understood aspect of a interior decorating project. Those who can afford the extra expense will hire an interior designer, who will use their knowledge and expertise to choose just the perfect window treatment. However, those who cannot afford to hire an interior designer will have the seemingly arduous task of deciding which draperies and drapery hardware can be used at their particular type windows.  However, by purchasing your draperies at Drapery Affair / Floor to Ceiling Interiors, you can utilize our Staff Designers and we can you help you make this often difficult decision much easier.

Before choosing your curtain or drapery rod you must first determine what style of drapery you want. This actually means,what type of drapery heading style you prefer. Some of the drapery headings are often seen in a casual setting, while others are used for a more formal setting. The type of drapery heading you choose will determine what type of drapery rod/hardware you will need. For example, if you choose a grommet top drapery you cannot use this on a traditional traverse rod to hang your draperies.

Drapery poles are quite versatile, as shown above, they can be used with or without rings. Pinch pleated draperies, or any type of pleated drapery with hooks, can attach to rings which are then attached to a drapery pole. The drapery pole can be a wooden or metal finish. Some poles are exceptionally beautiful and take on styles of their own.

Come by our Showroom today to see the beautiful rods and fabrics.  We have a Work Room onsite and your drapes will be made right here and can be professionally installed upon completion.  

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  1. Badis says:

    Those are general rules, but all rules can be brkoen. The size of the windows would come into play, as well as the distance between the top and the ceiling. At some point it can get awkward. For what you describe, I would really need to see photos. In general, you’ll want all curtains in one room to be hung at the same height, if that helps. If they are 9 ft ceilings and the windows are within a couple of feet of those ceilings, I would consider hanging them about 8 inches from the ceiling and trimming the curtains a bit so they barely puddle on the floor. Garden basements that can be a tough one. I do not always do curtains or window coverings for that. If you need a covering and will not rely on the window for light, you could consider fudging it a bit with a bamboo blind or roman shade mounted on the outside of the window and then flanked with curtains a little higher up. Hope that is helpful, but feel free to email photos.

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