Dramatic Draperies

As many of you know I have been working super ultra extra hard to incorporate a few new things around here. Exciting things like window coverings, services, an ebook, a market place and a whole new look. Re-branding is tough business! But don’t you worry, change is good and I am beyond excited to share it all with you over the coming weeks and months! My vision is changing to encompass all I have learned and developed a passion for in the last few years. And with a change in vision comes an evolution of sorts. I can’t wait to share and hear what you think!

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It is no secret I am absolutely in love with fabric and its various incarnations—furniture, fashion, draperies…you name it! So today I wanted to take a look at some gorgeous flowing and dramatic draperies so you can see where I am coming from and where we are headed to. Textiles, textiles and more textiles.

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For me, draperies finish a room. They punctuate the space with colour and sometimes pattern and soften the space in a way that nothing else can. If you have put your room together and find it lacks a little something special, do some vibrant draperies in a luscious colour or a swoon worthy pattern. The great thing about drapes and curtains is that you can find them at such a wide range of price points you can have fun with it without having to remortgage your house.

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And talk about impact. Hang them as high as you can to add drama, drama, drama! As a side note, if hanging curtains isn’t your thing, ask for help from a professional. Often if you are ordering custom drapes they will have an installer on staff. Money well spent. Take it from someone who struggles with this and have it done right, you will be thankful you did.

Bowlers and Buttons

Depending on the space and the traffic in the room you may want the drapes to just barely kiss the floor or you might want them to puddle or pool on the floor a little bit. If you would like to do a sheer curtain beneath your drapes they can be hung in two separate layers or you can do a double rod treatment and hang both.


For rooms where you might want privacy at night or in the bedroom consider blackout options. Draperies can be done with or without blinds as well. Wooden shutter blinds paired with drapes equals bliss. In the right space of course. Another great option is to do natural woven or wood slat blinds paired with curtains. And there are many, many other options.

Tie backs are another fun way to inject detail into your space. A simple band made of the same cloth works just fine, but you can also jazz things up and add fringe, bead work and gems. Gros grain ribbon can be applied as a trim if you want to embellish a solid coloured panel. Or for a little character pom pom fringes are so adorable right now, especially in a kids room or a bathroom. Another idea is to hang a few different panels on the same window, as pictured in the first picture by Galleria Arben and the fifth from Bowlers and Buttons. This is so great with a big window.

Can you see why I’m so excited about diving into draperies? Gorgeous, right? Thanks to all of you, and everyone in my life for bearing with me through all these amazing changes. Now let’s do a window treatment! What room would you like to see with a new window treatment?


2 Comments to “Dramatic Draperies”

  1. These draperies are simply looking beautiful. Love all these designs.

  2. Thank you! Which one was your favourite?

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