Are you interested in learning more about window coverings and curtain hardware? Let’s continue with these terms and become more knowledgeable about fan shades, finials and traverse rods.
This is part two of your go-to guide.
Decorative metal valance curtain rods: Most simple decorative curtain rods can be used as a valance rod. The decorative rod is used when you are looking for something that has ornamental finials on the ends. Graber Adjustable Cafe Curtain Rods are designed to complement the Graber collection. All cafe curtain rod sets include the necessary hardware for installation.
Decotrax Collection: The DecoTrax collection by Vesta features precision extruded aluminum traverse curtain rod tracks. The track system is easy to customize as it is sold by the foot.
Draw Draperies: Draperies that hang from a traverse rod and can be drawn to open or close over the window.
Double Fullness: Using fabric for curtains or draperies that is twice the measured width of the window. Double fullness creates a fuller look and that is more pleasing to view than skimpy fabric.
Drapes: A decorative piece of material usually hung in loose folds and arranged in a graceful design from a window.
Draping: The technique of looping and securing fabric in graceful curves and folds.
Envelope Shades: Casual curtains attached to a mounting board and hung as a pair of flat panels. The bottom inside corners are pulled out and hooked onto the wall.
Estate Traverse Rod: Kirsch Wood Trends wood traverse rod is made for pinch pleated draperies.
Estate Ultra Metal Traverse Rods: Kirsch Estate Ultra Metal Traverse rods offer the quality of the Kirsch heavy duty traverse rod using an attractive decorative metal fascia. Able to traverse up to 56 pounds, this 2″ metal estate traverse rod can support elegant draperies that have been lined and interlined. The heavy duty ball bearing carriers allow for a smooth closure time after time.
Etch Art Static Cling Window Film Dark Tint Privacy: Use Etch Art blackout film to add privacy and darken a room by reducing the amount of light coming through the glass. Great in bedrooms, home theater rooms, home offices, and rooms you want kept dark. Vinyl window film is 8 mil thick and filters 95 percent of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Window films help reduce heat and save energy as well as protect your furnishing from premature fading.
Fan Shades: Arcs of fabric pulled together in the center by cords and rings fastened to the back of the shades. The arc, or fan, faces down. When lowered, the shade becomes a flat panel.
Finial: A decorative piece attached to the ends of drapery rods. Usually made of wood or metal and can be many sizes and shapes.
Finial Company Drapery Hardware: Finial Company custom drapery hardware items are hand finished to your specifications. If you’re looking to make a statement with your window treatments, the Finial Company is the way to go with literally hundreds of combinations to choose from.
Finish: Product applied to fabric as a protection against water marks and fading.
French Door: A door with rectangular panes of glass. A French Door is usually hung as a pair of doors in one frame, with both doors opening outward.
Fringe: A decorative trim sewn onto the edges and hems of curtain panels and rugs.
Fullness: Refers to the width of the fabric in relation to the curtain rod