When considering textiles for your new draperies there are a few things to keep in mind. You may be consulting with a design professional or you may be your own chief designer, but regardless of your skill, these few helpful tips will ensure you choose the precisely right textile for your custom drapes.
Give thought to each textile option’s durability. Many fabrics will fade with extended sun exposure (silks, chintzes, brocades, and cotton canvas to name a few) so make careful choices when choosing drapes for light filled rooms.
Each potential textile choice should be inspected for thread counts. Higher thread counts found in designer fabrics like twill, satin, or damask will add a level of sophistication to your rooms and will stand up to far more daily use than textiles with low thread counts.
It may seem like an obvious suggestion, but make sure to take careful consideration of a bolt of fabric’s width. It can be devastating to commit to a fabric, only to find it’s width does not match up to your window project.
Finally, let your existing design guide your textile choices. Find inspiration in your own design details, like upholstery, rugs and wall colors.