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Five Professional Tips to Select the Best Drapery for Your Home

Draperies are the best decor option to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your house. With custom drapery, you can add elegance and depth to the interiors of your home. Draperies offer a wide range of benefits. They help safeguard your privacy, regulate the temperature of your home and also prevent the harmful rays of the sun from entering your house. Mayfair Drapery & Rug Company has been providing custom drapery, blinds, upholstery, broadloom and bedspreads in Toronto since 1950. Read our blog to learn how to choose the right drapery for your house.


Here are a few pointers that will help you find the right drapery for your house:


1. Colour and Fabric


Deciding the colour and fabric of drapery you want for your house is not an easy task. You have to consider several factors, such as the style of your room, before taking a decision. Opt for a colour that complements your existing room interiors. Also, the colour of the fabric may fade if exposed to excessive sunlight. It’s best to avoid bright colours if your room gets a lot of sun. You can also add contrasting colours to enhance your room's appeal. Go for bright-coloured draperies for small rooms to create an illusion of large space. For a large room, opt for dark or neutral colours.


2. Length and Width


Each room requires drapery of different length. Apron sized draperies are the best choice for most rooms. If you are looking for a modern or crisp look, allow the drapery to fall on the floor. Also, the drapery should be at least four to eight inches wider than your window. These extra inches around your window frame help block out the sun completely.


3. Patterns


If your home ceilings are low, opt for draperies with vertical lines. They help create an illusion of more space. Draperies with horizontal lines work best for homes with tall ceilings. Opt for solid-coloured draperies if there are patterns and prints on your furniture. Solid and neutral colours offer flexibility and are the best option if you want to change the interiors of your home in the future.


4. Energy Efficiency 


The fabric of your drapery and your window frame construction help regulate the temperature of your home. Certain materials such as velvet provide warmth and help shield your house from the cold air outside. If you want your room to be bright, select sheer or linen drapery.


5. Custom Drapery


Customizing helps you tailor the material, colour, pattern and style of the drapery according to your choice. You can add extra features such as linings, tiebacks and hardware (bracket, rods, curtain rings) to your draperies. Here are some benefits of custom window treatments for your room:


Custom drapery complements the overall design of your room

Custom drapery is a perfect fit for all windows

Custom draperies offer a unique look

Quality custom drapery can be more durable and last longer


Additional Things to Consider While Buying Draperies


Prolong the life of your drapery by adding a protective lining (particularly in case of excessive exposure to sunlight)

You can select either traditional or modern drapery hardware. A pleated style offers a traditional look while rod-pockets, tab tops and grommets will provide you with a contemporary look. You can increase the length of your drapery by adding rings


Contact Mayfair Drapery & Rug Company for free in-home consultations to select the right drapery.


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