Top 3 Drapery Trends for todays home!

Drapery Trends: Panels Are Perfect In So Many Places

 

In recent years, we’ve seen increasing use of drapery panels as window treatments, replacing swag treatments or valances in popularity.

Most drapery panels are used to add warmth to a room. Most are stationary panels that also serve as something of a palette, letting people add patterns, textures, and colors to their rooms to create their own special look.

Simplicity is the trend in drapery panel design. The eye-catching details are in the fabric itself, or in the pleating – or perhaps decorative hardware is the design element that adds the “wow” factor to the window treatment. The design itself is clean and simple; it’s the extras that express creativity and individual style.

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Drapery panels in urban homes are almost always stationary, and they’re often combined with shades or blinds for privacy. The pleating styles most frequently used include French pleats (sometimes called tacked-top pleats), or two-finger pleats, which is my personal preference because they look awesome and so very rich. Ripple folds also are a favorite in urban homes because they stack so well and allow more “view exposure,” which is especially important in high-rise condominiums where the view is sacred!

In the suburbs, however, most clients like a bit more decorative flair in their panels (at least this has been my observation), although some clients do request simplicity to complement their “clean look” design style.

Horizontal banding in one or more contrasting colors can be fun, as are buttons, unusual pleating, decorative hardware, and “breaking” on the floor, which is very trendy at the moment and preferred by many clients. One reason for the popularity of panels that break on the floor is because it’s frequently seen on television programs, such as HGTV, and in home décor magazine.

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The variety of beautiful fabrics available in the market today is astonishing. Fabrics with shiny stones, sparkles, modern embroidery, and shimmery elements are all very popular. And all kinds of textures can be woven into the fabric, which makes them special and unique!

The use of short rods on each side of the window is growing in popularity, and panels are even sometimes mounted on boards instead of on rods.

Dressing up windows with panels enhances the height of the space and gives it a finished look. Consider some of these fun drapery panel projects I have recently completed and give me a call with ideas of how YOU would like to dress up YOUR windows!

Call (630)420-0800 or (630) 854-9082.

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Trims, fringes, and decorative accents for draperies and window treatments for our Lisle IL clients

Have you considered using bead trims, fringes and decorative embellishments for your draperies or window treatments?

Well take a look at the video below, this is a source for decorative trims and hardware right here in the Chicago Land area.

Enjoy!

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We provide free in home design consultation and free phone consultation! Call (630)420-0800

Head turning, jaw dropping, breath taking draperies, for a dining room in Burr Ridge Illinois!

The architecture of this amazing home in Burr Ridge, Dupage county, Illinois, was my inspiration!

The curved walls that surround the circular breakfast nook was an architectural feature that can not be ignored!

It all started when I felt that the one curved wall that is shared between the formal dining room and the breakfast area had spoken to me! It just needed to be emphasized, and using the circle as an element in our design was borne!

The fabric selected was Robert Allen from the Larry Laslo collection, Cuff Links, color copper, lined with black sheers. The hardware was Robert Allen Hardware as well, from the Bloome collection. The wall sculpture, is made out of hand blown glass balls, in various sizes and colors. Copper, greens, honey, cream and grays, have all supported the over all design. The room is not yet complete, but the excitement that my client and myself both shared made me write about it sooner. When the room is fully furnished and all put together, you will hear from me again, I promise!

Watch the video below!

Drapery Panels? How would those window treatments work for you?

Drapery panels can be gorgeous, elegant, and affordable too!

With stationary side panels you can create a beautiful, one of a kind look, and be easy on your wallet as well!

Your window can be framed with stationary panels, and you can use separate rods for each side. Take a look at this slide show:

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How about your ceiling? Is it little low? Create height by taking your panels as high as possible to give the illusion of height.

Do you have a high ceiling or perhaps there is an architectural feature you want to enhance? Have your panels start at the very top to draw the eye up toward that special feature. Watch this slide show:

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How about hardware? The jewelery for your windows! There is so much out there for you to pick from: contemporary, traditional, metal, wood, acrylic, stained or painted, ask your designer to show you what is available within your budget. composer

If budget permits, add fringes, trims, tassels, and any embellishments to add beauty, elegance and style. With side panels you can do so much, and create that personal touch that says so much about you!

Here is a video of our work showing many panel possibilities!

Cordless shades! Safe for children and pets

We are proud to announce that the cordless feature on roman shades by Horizon shades are free till March 31st. 2012!

Take advantage of this huge saving and call Gailani Designs (630) 420-0800. Also visit

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Gailani Designs has been providing quality products such as Horizon shades to the entire Chicago land area since 1992 including, Lake county, Dupage county, Cook county, and Will county.

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