NYC: 450 Broadway, NY, NY 10013 | T (212)431-3373 | F (212)431-3786 |
    Brooklyn: 140 58th Street, Building B, Unit 5I - 11220

How to Get the Perfect Custom Drapes for Winter

custom draperty

One of the benefits of buying custom drapes is that it's the only way to get the exact window treatments you want, but it can also be a tough decision to make since the possibilities of drapery styles are practically endless. For a fresh winter look, there are three major things you need to take into consideration when you're choosing your drapes. Working with a designer or a fabric expert can help, but here are three things to keep in mind.

  1. A Winter Color Palette

    One of the major aspects of choosing custom drapes and curtains is color. Winter has a very specific color palette, and design trends can vary so narrowing things down in terms of color can help. In 2015, moody blues and metallics are in, so working with deep blues with silver accents is popular. If the look of your home doesn't really call for blues or other cool colors, Pantone's Color of the Year for 2015 is Marsala, a deep and rich earthy wine red that goes with pretty much everything.

  2. Rich and Thick Textures

    When you've chosen a color, the next thing you need to think about is the texture of the fabric. Thick and rich drapery fabrics like velvet and wool are popular for winter, so think about looking into these when you're shopping. The advantage of opting for wool is that it's hypoallergenic, and custom pillows to match won't harbor any dust mites.

  3. The Right Size

    Window treatments are predominately a design choice -- and can change the entire look of a room -- but they do also serve a functional purpose. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the right drapes can make a home more energy efficient, keep winter cold out, and keep heat in. The key to this is the size of the drapes, so when you're choosing custom drapery panels make sure they are large enough to completely cover your windows, with enough room for them to overlap when closed.

Do you have any tips for choosing custom drapery for winter?