Custom drapes for a reasonable price? 4 clever ways to achieve just that!

There are 4 clever ways to get the luxurious look of custom window treatments, yet stay within a very reasonable budget: 1) Find a design firm whose Reviews mention they’re reasonably priced. Then compare different firms, if you find one without a fancy showroom (aka high overhead), you’ll probably find a more reasonable price for […]

Individual window treatments or one continuous wall of drapes?

Do you have a wall with several windows which may or may not be treated with one continuous wall of drapes?   should put separate window treatments on each window? Here we’ll share before and after photos to help you visualize some options. We’ll also go over some pros and cons and factors regarding one […]

Drapes on both sides of the window or one side only? 7 pros and cons.

There are advantages to hanging drapes on one side of the window, instead of drapes on both sides. They can still function, as a one-way draw. There are also times when it’s more advantageous to hang drapes on both sides of the window, for a center draw. Deciding between the two options is actually pretty […]

How to make my drapes easier to close? 5 must read tips for functioning drapes.

There are several options that make drapes easier to open and close. The top 5 solutions for functioning drapes are listed below. Functioning drapes that open and close  Top 5 solutions to make drapes easier to open and close:1) Put silicone on top of the drapery pole. Important – make sure the silicone product does […]

5 designer tips why white linen is a great choice for drapes and window treatments!

People often show us room photos with fresh clean white linen. White linen looks great on window treatments even if you prefer a room full of color! Here are 5 design tips regarding using white linen for window treatments: 1) White linen invokes a fresh clean “summer day” feeling, like when you put fresh clean […]

Custom drapes versus store bought? What type window treatments are best?

Trying to decide between custom drapes versus drapes on line or in a store? Here we will list  the pros and cons so you can make the best decision.   Custom drapes hung OUTSIDE the window frameso they don’t block light, yet they’re wide enough to cover a 64″ wide area 1) Custom drapes can […]

How much to budget for the dining room furniture, rug, drapes, & chandelier?

People often ask how much they should budget for their dining room furniture, we list some sample budgets below. I like to stress that it’s good to shop for discounted furniture, and to make sure to allow for window treatments, art, rugs, accessories, and perhaps a new chandelier! By discounted I don’t mean the typical […]

Roman shade or drapes? Which is better for privacy?

If you’re trying to decide between shades and drapes for window treatments, know that they both have advantages.  A roman shade will raise and lower for privacy, but one disadvantages is if it’s an inside mount (as shown here) it will block some view even when it’s raised.  Roman shade (right), full length drapes (left) […]

Can I mix drapes with valances in the same room? How to combine two window treatments.

This blog features a mix of valances with drapes in the same room. Notice the various ways you can mix and match styles, all the windows do not have to be alike. Kitchen window valance with a different window treatment over the kitchen sink Valance with full length drapes on this windowThis allows the advantage […]

Valance or drapes? What window treatment is best for my window?

People often ask if their window needs a valance or “some type of window treatment above the drapes” instead of just drapes alone. To determine the right window treatment style, it depends on a lot of variable, the shape of the window, how you use the room, if the window treatments need to function to […]