Dreaming Of Drapes?

Custom draperies and curtains are the perfect way to add your own unique style and design to your home. They can be airy and light or bold and ornate.  With countless options of solids, sheers, patterns, and fabrics, the versatility in styling and designing your perfect draperies is nearly endless! 


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Sheer shades are a classic way to cover your windows so they aren't completely bare, while still allowing a significant amount of light into a room.  Choices range from a non-patterned fabric in white, off white, or even colored, to delicate patterned options.

Patterned sheers also come in an array of options, from light, dainty designs to bold, hand sewn patterns that encompass the entire sheer.

Another great option for sheers is layering them behind your drapes.  Layering sheers and drapes allows for some light to be filtered in without having the window completely bare, while also giving you the option of fully covering the windows when you want to. 

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Having a good basis of what you are looking for such as neutral tones, vibrant colors, or a complimentary color to the design base already in your room is a great place to start when choosing draperies or curtains for a room.

Once you have decided that, you can move on to textures and patterns.  Do you want textured fabric such as velvet or tweed, or a solid fabric like silk, cotton, or linen? 

Most fabrics have a couple of different options with patterns - for example, you may find a white patterned fabric, that also comes with the pattern in an off-white tone, and possibly a contrasting tone.  


Once you've got a general idea of what you're looking for, it's a great idea to go to a showroom and browse through samples. Often times, taking samples home and seeing how they will look helps make the decision process easier.


Having custom draperies designed for your home takes careful consideration and planning.  Be sure to have an expert come measure your windows and gain an understanding of your vision.  This helps to ensure that they are made to the correct size and that you get exactly what you are looking for. 

Custom draperies take time to make as the fabric is often shipped in, and they are cut and sewn by hand to the specific measurements taken by your salesman.  The outcome, though, is worth the wait. 

Once they are ready, your install can be scheduled and you can enjoy your custom draperies for years to come!


Family Carpet & Draperies specializes in window coverings of all kinds, especially custom made draperies.  If you are considering drapes for your home, we would love to be a part of your design process.  You can reach us through our contact page or call our office at 619-697-5969 to schedule a FREE in-home estimate.