Window treatment lingo can be confusing, mainly when we all use the words curtains and drapes interchangeably. It may seem as if we’re speaking a different language, but once you learn a few key terms, you’ll see they are not confusing at all.
Imagine the look on your friend’s face when you say this: “I love those drapes, that leading edge brings out the color in your sofa!”
Here are some of the terms that you may hear:
To help you make informed decisions when investing in window treatments, I have developed a series of posts called Window Treatments 101. Don’t worry there’s no test at the end!
Let’s start with the basics.
The two most common mixed up words are curtains and drapes.
Curtains are unlined and made with light-weight fabrics. As a result, consider these thoughts when purchasing curtains:
Drapes are lined and made with heavier fabric. As a result, consider these thoughts when purchasing drapes:
I hope these comparisons help clear up the curtain vs. drapes confusion.
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You were expert in taking the drapery from my old home and transforming them to fit our new house. Not an easy task! The valences look fabulous – with their custom cushions pulling it all together. Results: Awesome!Elizebath D.
I so appreciate you taking all the design elements off my hands. I gave you such vague direction, and yet you were able to provide me with exactly what I wanted. The rooms look great. Thank you so much.Jonathan H.
When we did the drapery in the master bedroom, I never thought custom bedding could add so much more.
The results are beautiful! I thought we were at a ’10’ before – NOW we are at a ’10’ – and some!
You have done a beautiful job with this client. Truly. Your professional attitude and all your very hard work…the results are extraordinary and I so appreciate your talents.Elizabeth D.