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A-Z WIndow Treatments and Curtain Hardware Part III

 

Are you interested in learning even more about window coverings and curtain hardware? These terms will help you become more informed about headers, Hopper windows, jabot, and knotting. This is part three of your go-to guide.

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Graber Drapery Hardware: Since 1939 Graber has been in the drapery hardware and curtain rod business making quality hardware at competitive prices.
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Header: The top edge of a rod-pocket curtain that forms a ruffle when the curtain is on the rod.

Helser Brothers Drapery Hardware: Helser Brothers recognizes the critical role strong manufacturing processes, precision metal working, tight tolerances, and extremely high quality would play when combined with over-the-top customer service. Competitive and simple pricing, guaranteed quick turn-around time, original custom designs, and a six-point check and balance system to ensure clients get exactly what they order each and every time.

House Parts Drapery Hardware: House Parts has been in the business of making high quality drapery hardware since 1979 at some of the most competitive prices. House Parts Draper Hardware captures the aesthetic qualities of both European and American craftsmanship in the replicas that the company produces.

Hopper Windows : These windows are hinged at the bottom and open inward from the top – the reverse of awning windows.
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Inside Mount Drapery Rods(Wooden): Continental Window Fashions offers several options for wooden inside mount curtain rods.

Iron Art by Orion Swing Arms: A high end, elegant and sturdier swing arm and crane curtain rods. Made of high quality iron, Iron Art swing arm curtain rods from Orion are able to hold heavier drapes than other swing arms. Available in custom lengths, various mounting plates, 3 projections and a 35 Iron Art finishes.

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Jabot: A piece of fabric, long or short, which drape down on either side of a swag or valance, often pleated and tapered.
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Kick Pleated Valances: Valances that are constructed like box pleats, but with the pleats spaced further apart.

Kirsch Drapery Hardware: No matter what type of curtain rod or drapery hardware item you are looking for you can find it at Kirsch. Traverse rods, wooden curtain rods and finials are just a few of the collection that Kirsch has to offer.

Knotting: A technique used when looping and arranging fabric panels.

The View from Your Window

 

 

Curtains play many roles in the home. Not only do they decorate and help insulate a room, they also provide a sense of security and comfort. Do your windows face the street or look into your neighbor’s house? There are two options for those rooms in which visibility is an issue. Choose heavy materials, finer weaves or darker colors, or perhaps a double layer of curtain and blinds. Blinds are no longer the ugly stepsister of the window world. Today, there are incredible choices in every color of the rainbow.

Curtains that open without a fuss are a necessity. People who have a wonderful view from their kitchen window find this especially true. Choose curtains that are functional as well as pretty. Drapes with a pull are an option, but it’s perfectly okay to choose curtains that simply slide on the rod, as long as the rod is reachable.

When you’re deciding whether to choose a dark or light color, remember that the decision will impact the entire room. Darker colors will limit the light in your rooms, great if someone works late hours and tends to sleep during the day. However, if you’re looking to lighten up a room, choose lighter colors for your curtains. The pale colors will tend to let sunlight filter through, even if the curtains are so heavy that you can’t see through them.

Whichever style of drapery you decide to go with, the next step is the hardware. Traditional or contemporary, wood, iron or metal? Decorative drapery hardware from Robert Allen should be your first choice when selecting high end drapery hardware. Robert Allen offers decorative and beautiful drapery hardware in many different styles. If its modern drapery hardware you’re looking for, see the Al Fresco Collection, or if it’s something more traditional we recommend the Bedpost Collection.

Continental Window Fashions is proud to offer the Robert Allen collection. With free shipping orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday – Friday, Continental Widow Fashions strives to make your ordering experience as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call toll free at 866-375-4500.

Color and Texture Reflexs Your Style.

Curtains play a very important role in how you feel about a room. Think curtains don’t matte? Go to any room in your house and remove the curtains. Toss a dark blanket over the curtain rod. See the difference? Not only does it look different at the window, it impacts how the rest of the room looks and probably makes you feel differently about the room.

So what kind of curtains should you buy? Start by analyzing the room, what are you going to do there, what are your needs and existing or planned color schemes. A room’s decor begins with color selection, do you want vivid or earthy, light or dark? Your curtains and curtain rods will emphasize the mood you want to create as well as offer privacy, temperature and light control. Take a look at a color charts to help you make your decisions. The opposite color in a similar tone will accent the other. For example a deep red curtain lining will make forest green curtains pop. Your curtain rods help to determine which fabrics to use. House Parts Draper y Hardware captures the aesthetic qualities of European and American elegance and craftsmanship in the replicas that the company produces.

Artistic and technical knowledge, as well as an ability and skill in mold making of the many artisans promises unique construction and hand finished individual pieces. If using an ornate rod, such as in the garden room, choose solid curtains. The ski-pole style rods are sleek and straight, so a print fabric will not clash with them. House Parts Decorative Drapery Hardware products include stylish poles, finials, brackets, rings, tiebacks and medallions with a variety of finishes to enable you to add a personal touch to your window covering decor. This drapery hardware is classic, contemporary, traditional and retro, a beautiful accessory to any home decor. All pieces are hand-cast and hand-finished. Inherent variations add to the unique and individual charm of each piece.

Texture will give interest to your curtains. Try multiple weights and textures, or you may prefer fabrics that are similar. Heavy highly-ornamented brocade maybe too heavy for the garden room! But a light-weight, airy fabric would work well. A heavy fabric complements the sleek look of the ski-pole type curtain rods and lends an interesting contrast. There are many pattern designs today that have co-ordinates that you can mix and match borders, fabrics, wallpapers, borders even bed linen. This is a simple, can’t go wrong way to use pattern since a designer has already made the choices and selections for you. A general rule for pattern is to not let it overwhelm the space. It can be a focal point of a room but ensure that there is a balance with the rest of the room so the weight of the pattern doesn’t look lopsided.

Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add beauty and elegance to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. House Parts Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.

Color the view from your windows with Kirsch

According to Weirdfacts.com, “The average child in the United States will wear down 730 crayons by their 10th birthday.” If anyone in your family is home today looking out their window creating wondrous works of art, shouldn’t they be doing it through a window styled with Kirsch Decorative Wooden Hardware?

Whether you are looking out your living room window, or you’re peering in from the sidewalk, Kirsch creates extraordinary views from the inside out. New custom shades collections feature designer-inspired color palettes, stunning textures and beautiful fabrics that reflect timeless fashion and sophisticated style.

Kirsch offers a broad variety of quality Decorative Wood Drapery Hardware in 1 3/8 Inch, 2 Inch, and 3 Inch diameters. The Wood Trends Collection offers finishes and styles to match just about any decor, and the contemporary Wood Trends Urban Comfort Collection provides a sleek, modern alternative. Seeking an elegant, classic look? Consider the beautiful designs and finishes in the Renaissance Collection.

True to the tradition, each piece of the Wood Trends collection is classically styled in rich colors to coordinate with other wood furnishings in the home. Kirsch has also given new life to a style from a period filled with stories of royal etiquette, majestic wealth and incredible artistry. Beautifully finished and adorned with handcrafted finial designs, the Wood Trends Renaissance Collection manifests views of supremacy.
So color your world. Continental Window Fashions will give the home or business owner who is looking to add something special to their windows a chance to make their dreams come true. Kirsch Drapery Hardware is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection. With free shipping on orders of $100 or more and 9am – 5pm customer support, Monday- Friday, Continental Window Fashions strives to make your ordering process as simple as possible. Online ordering is available or you may call us toll free at 866-375-4500 to place your order over the phone.