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3 Tips For Buying Drapes

Are you considering purchasing drapes? Adding drapes to a room can be a great way to bring a touch of class and sophistication to the room's style. It can also be a great way to bring a new style element to a room and totally change the room's aesthetic. However, choosing drapes can sometimes be difficult. Drapes come in a variety of styles, colors, and even sizes. Your drapes will be one of the most noticeable elements in your room, so it's important that you choose the right ones. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best drapes for your goals.

How long do they need to be? While most drapes hang all the way to the floor, there are others that cut off just below the bottom of the window. There are a few things to consider when you look at drapes. One is obviously what length will best meet your appearance goals. However, also think about what is sitting in front of the window. For example, if the drapes will hang behind a couch or loveseat, you may want to go with shorter drapes. That's because dust could accumulate behind that couch and you may need to clean the drapes frequently.

Match the drapes with the other elements in the room. Drapes come in a variety of colors and patterns, so you'll want to carefully consider the other elements in the room before you settle on a drape pattern. If you already have bold colors in the room, you may want to think about a more neutral drape option so you don't run the risk of the drapes and other elements clashing. Sheer drapes make a great neutral option, especially if you want the drapes to still allow in some neutral light. You could also consider drapes with a bold pattern, like a floral design, that has subtle colors that complement other elements in the room.

Don't forget about sunlight. While drapes are powerful design elements, they also serve a functional purpose. Don't forget that drapes primarily exist to help block out sunlight. Before you buy drapes, think about how much light you want to enter the room. If you want some sunlight to come in, even with the drapes closed, consider lightweight sheer drapes. However, remember that with sheer drapes you may not have as much privacy as you may want.

If you want to block sunlight out, consider blackout drapes, which have a black liner on the backside of the fabric. These drapes provide maximum privacy and sunlight protection. If the windows get a lot of direct sunlight, you may want to stay away from expensive silk drapes as they could fade quickly under sunlight exposure.

For more information, visit a drapes store in your area like House Of Drapery. They can help you find the perfect drapes for your project.

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