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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.

Swag and Good Taste

 

Curtain rods and finials act like a barometer of taste. Many designs are historic reminders of Gothic and neo-gothic architecture, while some contemporary models reflect minimalist, art nouveau and other traditional styles of décor. If you are looking for high end drapery hardware, then Orion Ornamental Iron Inc. is for you. Orion Ornamental Iron, Inc. is dedicated to innovation in everything they do – design, manufacturing research, and unsurpassed production flexibility and service. They specialize in linking hand-crafted workmanship with process experimentation and, above all, in keeping a constant eye on quality.

Why not choose one of Orion’s beautifully crafted finials to hang a swag valance and curtain. Such a combination creates a stunning window. With Orion’s hardware you can add two window treatments on one rod and create a custom window that looks lavish. The process is relatively easy, just follow these simple steps:

  • 1. Measure the width of your window to determine the location and size of curtain rod you will need. Subtract 2 inches from the window width and use this number as the distance between your curtain brackets. Hang the curtain rod so that the bottom of the curtain will touch the floor.
  • 2. Affix one finial to the end of your rod. Run the rod though the top of one panel. Install the swag next by feeding the rod through each rod pocket, taking care not to twist the swag. Apply the second panel and install the second finial. Hang the rod onto the brackets allowing the brackets to sit in between the inside edge of each panel and the outside of the swag. Adjust the swag to make the fabric lay evenly and smoothly.

For Orion Ornamental Iron hardware, go to Continental Window Fashions to add beauty and elegance to your windows and give you the chance to make all of your window dreams come true. Orion Ornamental Iron Inc. 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.