Draperies are the volume control in any room: they can soften the edges, giving a sense of cocoon-like comfort in casual spaces; they can also create high drama, adding opulence and a sense of luxury to formal spaces. With the addition of sheers or in combination with any of Blinds of All Kinds’ other window coverings, they can also effectively control the light and mood of any room.
Whether you want a simple panel with grommet holes to hang from a sleek contemporary rod or elaborately pleated drapes to accent your high ceilings and traditional furnishings, Blinds of All Kinds can create custom drapery to suit your style. Choose from our wide range of drapery fabrics and sheers to make the style come to life. We can also help you select the heading style, determine how much fabric you will need to cover your window and decide the type of lining that will best control the light and atmosphere of your space.
Browse our picture gallery of draperies and valances for inspiration. If you would like an estimate, please read our measuring tips and send us an e-mail. We would also be happy to come to you and do an in-home consultation to help you make an informed choice.
Getting the hang of it
Your custom draperies get their volume from how they are pleated and hung from the rod. There are many styles of drapery headings- each requiring their own kind of hardware. Here are some of the ways the different headings can be applied:
Pinch pleats (2 fold or 3 fold)
Pinch pleated headings lend a formal look to any space and look best when paired with sleek, shapely upholstered pieces. Medium weight fabrics work best in these applications so the drapes don’t look too bulky when they are drawn.
These pierced panels work well in contemporary spaces or small areas where a clean block of colour adds a punch without adding too much weight to the room’s furnishings. Use light to medium weight fabrics which will look almost flat when they are fully extended and almost disappear from view when drawn.
Best for stationary drapes which will not be drawn open, the rod pocket heading completely hides the rod. These draperies can be tied back rather than drawn and paired with a blind for light control. Rod pocket headings add casual grace to any room.