When it comes to choosing window treatments for your High Desert home, picking a color and fabric is only the first step of the process. After you decide on shutters or drapes for your home, you will want to create the right look with these window treatments. At Blinds Express & More, we offer these style tips for Victorville residents who are hoping to utilize their new curtains or drapes in the best way possible throughout their home.
What are the Best Ways to Style Drapes?
Hovering — Hovering is the most practical style for drapes and curtains, and is most useful in high traffic areas. To achieve the hovering look, hang your drapes and leave a small space no larger than a finger tip between the floor and the hem. This prevents dust from collecting and also makes it easy to maneuver the drapes. The rooms that most commonly utilize the hovering technique are family rooms or rooms with access to the backyard patio door. It is also a great choice for people who have pets that shed in their house.
Breaking — Breaking is a stylish touch that can be added to curtains or drapes in the home. In order to achieve this look with your own drapery, simply order your window treatments about an inch or two longer than necessary. This extra length will create a break effect, and will help contrast the style of your curtains with the rest of the room. It adds a patterned element to the room and can help your window treatments stand out as an accent piece.
Puddling — Puddling is similar to breaking, but it requires significantly more excess fabric. It’s a great choice for a room that has a mystical appeal, such as a bedroom. It can add elegance and formality to a living room or dining room. When puddling, it’s important to choose the right fabric. Light and soft fabric is best for this effect.
Brushing — Brushing is a simple yet elegant option for styling window treatments. This effect is achieved by allowing the drapery to brush the edge of the floor. It works well in homes that have a modern appeal as well as in traditional living spaces.
Window treatments have the power to define the entire room. While you will want to focus on first choosing shutters or drapes that fit the atmosphere of the room and match the color palette you have chosen, you will also want to hang these treatments properly. Whether you are going for a practical look or you want to add a touch of elegance to your home, these style tips can help you achieve the feel that you want for your room.