Are You Picking the Right Curtains?

Believe it or not but your curtain selection can make or break a room. Imagine you just baked a moist and airy cake then put spoiled frosting on it! Eww! Well take that same feeling and apply it to what curtains do for a room. Today at Hammond Design Group our trained and knowledgeable architects will show you how to design like an architect.

How Long Should My Curtains Be?

“Curtains typically come in 63”, 84”, 95”, and 108” when buying them from your local retailer. If you buy a 63” curtain it will slightly touch the sill to maintain a casual feel to any room. If you buy the 84” the panels will brush the floor to create a polished decorative gesture. When buying the 95” the panels will have about an inch of material on the floor for a look that mixes formal and casual. Last but not least is the 108” these panels will just add a few extra inches to add a subtle and sophisticated look to any room.”

“ Just a rule of thumb the 63” is window sill length, 84” is considered a kiss the floor length, 95” provides a slight break to the floor, and the 108” puddles the floor.”

What About the Header of the Curtains?

“When purchasing curtains from a local retailer the typical header you can purchase is a grommet top, table top, rod pocket, rod pocket with header, back tab, and pinch-pleat. A grommet top has metal grommets that glide along a rod to help create a modern, wide pleat. A tab top is a causal and easy look if you want a modern contemporary look in your house. But this header has fabric tabs at the top and the robs threads through them. A rod pocket is the typical curtains many traditional homeowners purchase. You will find this curtain used with a very decorative rod that will slide inside built in pockets. A rod pocket with header is very similar to a rod pocket but instead it has an additional ruffled top for an elegant touch. A back tab is a clean and updated way to hang curtains. Many modern homes feature this item regularly. The panels will actually have hidden tabs to create a subtle feel. Last but not least is the pinch-pleat. These are hung with clip rings, pin hooks or back tabs. Many people use these for a more traditional style as well”




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