Archive for the 'Challenging Windows' Category
Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
Newer homes tend to have higher ceilings and higher ceilings means taller and higher up windows. It is great for letting sunlight in, but when it comes to making your home feel warm and welcoming, it is nice to have a curtain or drape to dress your window. Extra long curtains are hard if not impossible to find in stores so the best and least expensive way to tackle it is the internet. at www.fabricworkroom.com we offer extra long curtains and wide drapes for those hard situations. The picture shown is a simple rod pocket drapery that not only adds beauty and color to the room but you have an element of dimension. Custom window treatments always soften a room even if they are high up and dramatic like these.
Select from drape sizes as wide as 290″ and as long as 240″ long. We will customizes longer length drapes to your specification however these sizes are available online ready to order in over 2,000 fabrics.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Treating 2 windows as 1 like the picture here is a great way to have a dramatic look as well as making the room appear bigger. This can be done with using really large curtains to add volume to the room as a whole. It is hard to find large curtains from a store off the shelf, so why not shopping online with us. We make extra wide curtains and long curtains to suit every space. You will be surprised of how easy and affordable it can be to do it yourself. Get the exact size and color you need and it will make an ordinary room look extraordinary!
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Curtain and window treatments for Bay windows can definitely pose a challenge. This is our number one question that people ask when needing design help. It is so hard for people to visualize how their bay window will look with window treatments and measuring for a bay window can also be intimidating. Since space is tight in a bay window area, lets not fight against it!!
One of the nicest looks for Bay Window Curtains is shown in the picture to the left. Just get a rod and run it straight across the wall. Hang decorative panels on either end to frame the bay window. People often use tassels to make dress up the window a little since the window is so wide. Your eye will be draw to the fabulous window treatment as the light remains to flow in. Try this with any of our style custom made drapes and you will be happy with the outcome.
Monday, June 25th, 2012
Finding the right curtain to fit your window can be a challenge. There are so many odd shaped windows that buying something from a big box store will just not look right. Having a window treatment made to fit your window correctly is less expensive than you may think. It has been made very simple when you shop online. Of course you can have anything custom made to order by hiring an expensive decorator but we are here to save you both time and money. Long curtains are usually anything longer than 98″ long. We go all to way up to 290″ long. That is a fabulous solution when you are trying to fill a long space. Click on either full custom drapes or tradtional drapes to find the size and fabric that you are looking for your beautiful custom window treatments.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
When looking to cover a space that is extra wide with curtains, you will most likely have to go ‘out of the box’ and have your drapes custom made to order. These days custom made does not have to be expensive. People shop with us for that very reason. They can get exactly what they want and don’t have to pay an expensive designer or decorator expensive hourly rates. With our easy measuring guidelines and online/offline assistance, you can get wide drapes to cover that tough spot mailed right to your house.
We manufacture our drapes at any size you need up to 240″ online and of naturally, if you need wider drapes than that..just call for a quote!
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
There are a couple of ways to add curtains for bay windows. The one you choose depends on the type of window you have. The two types of bay window curtains are the Two Panel Curtain or the Four Panel Curtain.
Four Panel Curtains for Bay Windows
This is our favorite and if you have the space, it is our recommendation. In a bay window there are three windows. The larger center window and the twin side windows. If you have the space above the window molding, then use a decorative wood or metal curtain rod and brackets. In the angle corners where the windows meet, there are special curtain rod swivel sockets that allow you to connect the rods at any angle.
You would then you attach two curtain panels to the rod on the two ends. The other two panels would attach to the rod at the angled corners. If you are concerned about blocking the view, then rod pocket curtains are recommended for your bay window. They can be “scrunched” very tightly to minimize window block. Using this configuration, you can get complete privacy and light control.
Two Panel Curtains for Bay Windows
Not every bay window has space at the two angled windows. If this is your window, then you should consider using just two curtain panels on the outside edges. This is a decorative solution only. You won’t be able to use your curtains for privacy and light control.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
- A Double Curtain Rod is an adjustable rod used for overlapping window treatments or drapery with sheers.
- The rods come in a variety of adjustable widths.
On a double curtain rod, overlapping window treatments alternate between the front and back rods to create the desired overlap for beautiful fullness.
DOUBLE CURTAIN RODS WORK BEST WHEN THERE IS AN ODD NUMBER OF CENTER PIECES OR SWAGS.
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Some products come standard with two side pieces and one center piece. You can add additional center pieces to cover very large windows or patio doors. After you select a fabric, you will be able to select additional center pieces. Some of the products that utilize additional center pieces are:
Pole Swag & Jabot Combination 29″ Swag, Pole Swag & Jabot Combination 38″ Swag, Swag & Jabot Combination 29″ Swag, Swag & Jabot Combination 38″ Swag, Trudy Valance, Thornwood Valance & Jabots, Royal Valance, Meridian Valance & Jabots, Flintlock Valance, Laney Valance
Thursday, June 17th, 2010
As beautiful as Arched Windows are, sometime they can be a challenge if you want to add a window treatment. Whether you need a treatment for color or privacy, many people are stuck when it comes to ideas. Custom window treatments are a perfect solution for this kind of situation. In the first picture, we show how drapes or panels can be used. You can either mount the rod over the arch as shown or you can mount the rod under the arch. Mounting the rod under the arch is only good when the arch is a separate piece of the window separated by a molding of some sort. If you window is one continuous arch, it always looks nicer to mount your rod over the arch. You can have custom panels that open and close for privacy or you can use side panels only.
In the 2nd picture, we are showing you how you can use a privacy shade or roman shade in your arched window. In this case, we have used a waterfall roman shade that covers most of the window for privacy but still allows the arch to be uncovered for light to come in.
Arch Window Drape Window Treatment
Roman Shade Arch Window
These are the most popular ways to treat your window with custom window treatments for a beautiful look. It is so nice to have the option to decorate with fabrics so don’t let your difficult size or odd shaped windows hold you back! Please email us with your questions or feel free to send us a picture for window covering advice.
Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Stumped on how to handle large windows or as some people call them a wall of windows? There is no doubt that multiple windows on a wall or multiple sliding glass doors or multiple French doors can be a challenge. However, we have many ways to tackle big windows using decorative window treatments or privacy and light control window treatments. To help with heating costs, we can add insulated window treatments to reduce drafts caused by large windows.
To get started, ask yourself, what exactly do I need to accomplish? Whether you need full black out drapes for sleeping and privacy or just decorative panels, both can look stunning. Generally speaking, decorative panels use less fabric and will cost less money. In this picture, we show one width decorative panels in a grommet drape style. This is simple and elegant with a bit more contemporary look. We love the sleek lines of the panels which give the room dimension and subtle accent color. Drapes don’t always have to scream “look at me”. The color block drape seen here can be found in our custom drape department. Using two coordinating solid fabrics can really make your drapes go from ordinary to spectacular by simply adding another color.
This room scene shows 4 panels on 2 rods. As an alternative, this window treatment project could have been done with one continuous rod and 3 panels. In that case, we would have recommended the 3 panels be 1.5 widths of fabric to give the center panel a bit more fullness.
If you love the “light” decorative panel look but need some privacy, you can add a sheer window treatment or sheer curtain and maintain the sleek contemporary look of this room.