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A-Z Window Treatments and Curtain Hardware part 5

 

Are you interested in learning even more about window coverings and curtain hardware? These terms will help you become more informed about Passementerie Roman Shades and Ruching This is part five of your go-to guide.

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Paris Texas Drapery Hardware: Paris Texas Drapery Hardware is well-known and respected drapery hardware companies featuring high end beautiful curtain rods, finials and accessories. All Paris Texas drapery hardware items have high quality finishes and are sure to please even the most particular of home owners.
Phase II Bamboo Curtain Rods and Drapery Hardware: Bamboo drapery rods and drapery hardware accessories from Phase II are made from carved wood and resin that simulate the look of real bamboo.
Passementerie: Fancy edgings or trims that emphasize the shape of the curtain, such as fringe, tassels, braid, and ruffles.
Plinth: A square of decorative wood installed at the corners of a window frame.
Puddled Curtains: Curtains with long side panels that are allowed to drape and puddle onto the floor to create a soft, full look.
Projection: The distance from the front of the drapery rod to the wall that it is mounted on.

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Return: The portion of the drapery extending from the corner of the rod to the wall, enclosing the brackets of the drapery hardware.
Rings: Rings of wood or plastic are hooked or sewn to the top edge of a curtain and these rings are then threaded through the curtain rod. Umbra Link Rings are designed for curtain rods that are 1″ diameter or smaller. They are available in three color choices: Aged Brass, Black, and Pewter.
Robert Allen Drapery Hardware: Decorative drapery hardware from Robert Allen is every designer’s first choice when selecting high end drapery hardware. Robert Allen offers decorative and beautiful drapery hardware in their many collections.
Rod Pocket Curtains: The most common window treatment. A stitched pocket at the top of the curtain is gathered or shirred onto a curtain rod.
Roller Shades: Shades made of vinyl or fabric attached to spring rollers, mounted to the inside window casing or the window frame.
Roman Shades: Drawn up from the bottom by means of cords and rings, these shades create horizontal folds when raised. A roman shade panel is flat when lowered and covers the window glass completely. Continental Window Fashions offers a Roman Shade Privacy Liner that can be used to add privacy to any Roman Shade. It is light filtering, energy efficient and easy to install.
Ruching: Extremely tight gathers used as a decorative top finish to a panel.

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Self-Styling Tape: A stiff tape with woven-in cords used to create pleated and shirred curtains.
Selvage: The selvage edges of fabric are the finished sides of the lengthwise grain.
Sheer: A drapery panel made of sheer or translucent fabric, sometimes used underneath an outer drapery.
Shirred Curtains: Curtains stretched tightly and gathered on rods at both the top and the bottom.
Stack back (or stacking space): The place on the wall where the drapery comes to rest when it is opened and the window is exposed. Draperies are sometimes installed so that the stack back clears the window frame allowing an unobstructed view.
Stagecoach Valance: Used on narrow windows, this is a panel of fabric mounted on a board and attached to the inside frame of the window. It is often rolled up and tied in the center with a ribbon.
Swag : One or more pieces of fabric draped over a rod, typically used at the top of a window treatment with jabots.

A Stylish Option for Your Windows.

 

 

 

Window valances are a stylish window treatment option, but it’s important to find one that fits your style. They are also a cost effective way to add interest to an otherwise plain and boring window. Valances come in an abundance of styles such as balloon valances, swag valances and box pleat valances. Adding a window valance as part of your window treatment opens up a wealth of opportunities for expressing your creativity. A valance can add elegance and sophistication to a window, or it can add whimsy and artistic flair to the entire room. You can make your own at home for a fraction of the cost of new and they will give your windows that custom-made look.

There are times when you just want to do something out of the ordinary when decorating a room. You can add a wooden valance to your window and paint it or enhance it in a most unusual way. One example would be to attach dried grass to it for an island themed room. Or, you could paint it in a unique manner. Adhering collectibles such as buttons, shells, or various other objects to the wooden valance would certainly personalize the valance.

Things you will need:
Measuring tape
Fabric
Thread
Curtain hardware from Kirsch Drapery Hardware

Measure the width of the window to determine how much fabric you will need. How long you want the valance to hang from the top? 10 inches is usually recommended. Add 2 inches at the top for the rod pocket and 1 inch to the bottom and sides for the hem. For a box pleated valance, you will need to add an additional 2 inches for each pleat.
Turn the top of the fabric under 1 1/2 inches and pin along the fold line. Sew along the folded edge to create a 1 1/2-inch rod pocket. Create a 1 inch hem at the bottom and sides. If you are adding trim to the bottom of the valance, now is the time to sew it on as well.
Use a power drill to hang the hardware for the rod. Kirsch’s LockSeam curtain rods are the strongest and most versatile rods on the market today. They are enclosed on the back side to provide added strength and durability by preventing sagging, twisting and bending with out  exposed edges to snag the  curtains. Lockseam curtain rods are available in single, double, extended and even triple curtain rod configurations.
The rod should be installed on the outside of the window frame for best results. Thread the rod through the pocket at the top of the valance and hang it on the window. Done!
Continental Window Fashions are the answer to your dreams when you are seeking to add beauty and elegance to their windows Kirsch Drapery Hardware and Accessories is among the finest in the industry and Continental Window Fashions is proud to present this collection of high quality drapery hardware to their loyal customers. 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.