One of the simplest ways to give a room a whole new look is by dressing up your windows with new window coverings. When you choose new draperies with decorative hardware, you can make a room take on a whole new look or enhance the decor you already have. At Shutter Guy serving the greater Charleston area, we offer custom drapery and a large selection of drapery hardware.
Custom Drapery Styles
There are many different drapery styles, all offering versatility in both style and function. Here are some of the most popular drapery or curtain styles:
- Pinch Pleat. A more traditional formal look, these draperies are made with a number of pleats.
- Tie top. A casual and relaxed look, tie top drapery has strips of fabric that are sewn and reinforced into the top of the drapery and actually tied to a stationary decorative rod.
- Rod pocket. An elegant look, these draperies include a casing at the top that slips over a curtain rod. Rod pocket panels are usually made with sheers or semi-sheer fabric.
- Ring top. A contemporary look, decorative rings are attached to these drapes to create a pleated look.
- Grommet top. A crisp modern look, these drapes have a rod that passes through large rings at the top of the drapery and creates a broad pleated look.
- Tab top. A casual look, this drapery style utilizes a decorative rod that goes through flat loops spaced along the top edge of the curtain.
The type of drapery hardware you choose is just as important as the drapes themselves. Here are some of your options:
- Traverse rod. Used with heavier traditional pinch-pleat drapes, these rods are more function than decoration, and can be motorized.
- Decorative rod with clip rings. Used for movable drapery panels, clip rings move and slide smoothly over rod.
- Decorative poles. Frequently used with tab-top, grommet top, tie top and ring top, decorative poles come in a large variety of of materials, styles, colors and finishes, including wood, brass or iron with capped ends with decorative finials.
- Double or triple rods. Additional rods are used when you are going to combine drapery panels with a valance. If you add sheers as an under treatment, these go on the third rod.
- Decorative holdbacks. These usually match the decorative drapery rod or pole and are mounted on the sides of the windows to hold the drapery or curtain panels open.
Drapery in Charleston
Serving the greater Charleston area, the window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.