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Jewelry for Your Windows

 

Drapery rods and rings are the jewelry of your windows. They add shimmer to enhance metallic finishes in the room, or if they are bamboo, iron or rich woods, they add a hint of sophistication and the finishing touch to the dressing of the window. If you decide to use finials, the little sculptures of wood, iron or bamboo on the end of the rods, it’s as if you’ve added a tiara to a head full of curls.

 

Like any dress fitting, the hardware for your windows needs to fit properly. When measuring a window for decorative hardware, follow these simple steps:

 

*Measure the width of your window treatments, noting whether or not taking you want to mount hardware on the wall or directly on the window trim.
*Allow 1 1/2″ – 3″ on each side of the window for when the drapes are open all the way.
*Consider any extra wall space needed for decorative finials: the rod dimensions do not include additional width added by each finial.
*If you want to make the windows appear larger, mount the curtain rod 6″ above the trim and allow the rod width to extend 3″ beyond the window’s actual width.

 

Most drapery hardware accessories are designed to provide stylish accents to complete the look of your window treatments. Tiebacks can be used to hold draperies off to the sides of a window and can be as simple fabric strips or can be more elaborate bows. Holdbacks will offer the same functionality as tiebacks, but they consist of rigid, decorative materials that are secured to a wall providing a holder for keeping drapes and curtains in an open position. Rings, clips, hooks and pulls are what connect drapes and curtains to the rod and may be either hidden or decoratively visible. Styles range from simple, unadorned wrought iron rings to clips with decorative leaves or stars. Drapery jewelry can take a number of different forms, such as covered buttons.

 

If what you are looking for is a completely different look, install a hinged rod. This type of rod allows you to swing curtains back and forth, covering the window when you want it covered and keeping the curtain in another spot when you don’t. Do be sure that it is installed in an area where the curtain provides some decorative value when not covering the window!

Drapery Hardware V Annoying Walls

 

The curtain rod has become a fundamental part of window treatments. You can find them in  different designs, different finishes and with interchangeable finials that add character to the rod.  They are hard to pass up! As a matter of fact, ONA Wrought Iron Drapery Hardware has some very pretty and very unique curtain rods and finials. Their rods are custom made for each  client using only premium heavy gauge steel, wrought iron, and crystals.High quality materials are also used to manufacture their wide range of drapery hardware accessories, finials, brackets, holdbacks and rings.

 

Do not let a hollow plaster wall deter you from hanging your choice of curtain rod, as hollow wall screw anchors are available to hang even the heaviest items. Hanging drapery hardware in plaster can be tricky because of the composition of plaster walls. Plaster is a hard surface with a configuration similar to concrete or plaster of Paris. The top finish is applied over a system of wood or metal lathing. Plaster in an older home may be brittle and will often crumble. Before purchasing anchors consider the weight of the draperies you plan to hang to determine the type of anchor or fastener used.

 

If you are plannning to hang light weight curtain, pre-drill a hole into the plaster that is slightly smaller in diameter than the mounting screws you will be using. Use a hand screwdriver rather than a motorized drill driver to insert the screw into the plaster. Over tightening the screw may pull it out of the wall. If the screw pulls does come out because you’re overzealous, a plastic anchor installed in the screw hole will solve the problem.

 

Medium weight drapery rods will need  assistance from plastic anchors for installation. Mark the wall and then pre-drill the holes slightly smaller than the plastic anchor you will use. Gently tap the anchor into the hole and use the screws that came with the anchors to install the bracket. Again, over tightening the anchor may end up in it pulling out of the wall. Tighten just enough for the anchor to expand and snuggly fit in to the plaster wall.

 

If you’ve decided to go with heavy weight drapery rods, toggle bolts are going to be needed to hold it in place. Check the package for the drill bit size recommended to drill pre-marked holes in the plaster wall. Insert the bolts through the drapery rod bracket, then screw on the winged nut .Gently screw the nut up the shaft of the bolt. The winged nut will open on the behind the wall increasing the amount of area to support the weight of the drapery rod. If the winged nuts fall out, they will drop down into the wall necessitating a new winged nut to be installed.

Create a Retreat with Color

What’s your fantasy master bath? Is it pristine, simple and straightforward? Or s something more luxurious, a spa-like setting? It doesn’t really matter which amenities you choose, it’s your color choice that will be vital in setting the right mood. Most people choose a space that is as restful and relaxing as a warm bubble bath. This usually means a calming color palette filled with greens and blues, soft hues and subtle neutrals.

 
Some color schemes are more soothing than others, more natural if you will. Greens and blues, from the cooler side of the color palette, are evocative of the variegated colors of the Caribbean. The bathroom isn’t a place for electric blues or bright greens but rather, use softer tints like sea foam greens and aqua blues. Not only are these tones refreshing, they also visually drop the temperature a few degrees, isn’t that nice in a room associated with hot baths and steamy showers?
When choosing fixtures, pick those in the neutral hues like white and biscuit, and add in more color with the flooring, accessories and wall treatments. Blues and greens are very soothing, just like the ocean and sky. To warm them up use brown wood tones, those are chocolate in hue.
You may want to bring color into the bathroom in less expected ways, too. Light blue could come from a piece of granite or a pale green from textured glass tiles. To incorporate extra color is important but you should also have texture and interesting surfaces, too.

 
You can create a feminine atmosphere with peaches and pinks, or a fresh look by using lemony yellow. Try surrounding your space with lavender tones, then go one step further with some aromatherapy in the guise of lavender-scented candles.

 
If a spa-like experience is what you are looking for, wrap the whole room in white — white tiled walls, floors, fixtures and cabinetry, marble countertops, and even white towels and robes. Be careful though, white can become sterile looking. To make things interesting, use elements that aren’t all the same shade of white. Warm things up a bit with soft yellows or creams and some touches of gold or warm sage greens.

 
Remember, a soothing scheme is in the eye of the beholder. There aren’t really any bad colors, just be careful where you use them. Visit Continental Window Fashions at Continentalwindowfashions.com to see some beautiful accent mirrors. To add to your newly decorated room.  Decorative mirrors can provide the finishing touch to your room. Continental can offer you a decorative mirror to fit any décor. Iron Art by Orion’s Diamante Reflections has a wide variety with both wrought iron mirrors and wooden framed mirrors .Many of their products look like antique mirrors and come in several shapes from small round mirrors to large decorative mirrors. Howard Elliott also offers unique round wall mirrors and intricate ornate mirrors.

Stars and Baubles for your Windows

 

Winter inspired snowflakes and snowmen, made of fabrics, wood or paper are excellent decorating ideas for any Christmas or New Year’s Eve party. Christmas lights, miniature Christmas trees and seasonal flowers will bring magic to your winter holiday décor, filling your home with joyful spirit.

There are many different window decorating ideas for your Christmas and New Year’s Eve party. Garlands, cookies, candies and jingle bells are marvelous winter decorations for a window. Today we’ll look at two easy yet beautiful garlands to hang from your windows. To make the garland pictured above, you’ll need a length of ribbon that is thin enough to thread through the ornament hooks yet strong enough to hold the weight of quite a few ornaments string a variety of ornaments onto the ribbon moving them around to give you a a nice chunky look. If your window is wide, you may want to try making the garland in three smaller lengths making it easier to arrange them, the ornaments get a little unwieldy once you’ve gotten a bunch on the ribbon. You’ll probably need about 40-50 ornaments per three-foot length.

  An easy, but very pretty garland to hang from your curtain rod is one made    from paper stars, jingle bells, and twine or yarn. That’s all, just three things. Trace and cut out paper stars using a star template or die from decorative paper. Fold the creases from each star point to the center and pinch on the front using a bone folder or ruler. The key is to have nice sharp creases. Punch 2 holes at the top of each star. Thread the twine and jingle bells through the holes with a big yarn needle and hang them from your curtain rod. Mine are hanging serendipitously from a ONA Wrought Iron Star Finial. I know! Cool. Cheerful. Joyful, done

A-Z Window treatments and Curtain Hardware. QUIZ

 

You’ve made all the way through the A-Z Window Treatment lessons! Ready for a Quiz?
1. Narrow tubular pleats, used on stationery panels
2. Sheer under curtains that hang next to the window
3. A flat paneled fabric shade that folds up into accordion pleats
4. A drapery header with a series of large cylindrically shaped pleats
5. Decorative fabric sashes that hold drapery panels open
6. A fabric shade that pulls up into soft swags
7. A very full fabric shade often sewn with inverted pleats between each swag
8. Sewn to form a reverse box pleat
9. An milky looking layer sewn inside a drapery to block light
10. A shallow decorative box designed to conceal drapery hardware
11. Decorative embellishment attached to each end of a curtain rod
12. A large cornice piece that entirely frames a window
13. A fabric window topper typically 12 to 18 inches long
14. A channel sewn to the top or bottom of a curtain
15. A window treatment of fabric swathed over the top of a window
16. Short curtains hanging from a curtain rod
17. The place on each side of a window where a drapery folds back when fully opened
18. Length from the front of a drapery rod back to the wall
19. A cascade of fabric hanging down the sides of a window

 

A. Pencil pleats
B. Goblet pleats
C. Roman Shade
D. Glass curtains
E. Inverted pleats
F. Blackout lining
G. Tiebacks
H. Roman shade
I. Balloon shade
J. Austrian shade
K. Finial
L. Jabot
M. Lambrequin
N. Return
O. Stackback
P. Swag
Q. Café curtains
R. Rod pocket
S. Cornice
T. Valance

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LJB DRAPERY TAKING COLORS TO NEW HEIGHTS

  LJB drapery hardware offers unique, custom drapery hardware incorporating wood, wrought iron and resin into their exquisite designs. LJB wooden rods are crafted from farmed hardwood, the most eco-friendly wood available on the market. Our custom drapery products start out unfinished and are hand painted or stained. This techniques insures that all drapery hardware matches perfectly. The LJB Kailey collection, boasts of decorative finials with intricate details and smooth surfaces. All finishes are hand painted by skilled artisans who pay attention to every detail. This gorgeous collection of hardware resonates elegance and beauty. LJB has an extensive line of finials, Versallie, Venetiza and Louisa to name a few. Versallie is a resin finial that comes in a variety of beautifully rich colors, Antique Gold, Mahogany Gold or Iridescent Pearl. We also have a wood drapery hardware collection of curtain rods, brackets, rings and finials. LJB Wood Collection is available in Unfinished, Standard Colors or Speciality Colors like Antique Pewter or White Gold. We can also do a Custom color, matching your exact  needs for any room or decorum. LJB’s wrought iron curtain rods can be cut to size, these rods are not telescoping. As we do with customized colors, we can also custom cut your rod to your exact specifications free of charge. Our Wrought Iron collection is available in the standard unfinished black or choose from a myriad of dynamic colors. From Shimmering Sky, Pharoaoh’s Gold, Sapphire, Copper Penny to Hunter Green. The LJB wrought iron color collection is sure to add color and flair to any home or office.
  LJB drapery hardware is the name you can trust. All LJB wooden drapery hardware items are manufactured here in the United States, from the highest quality materials available. So if you’re eco-friendly, have a flair for beauty and elegance, then look no further, LJB Drapery Hardware is just what the Drapery doctor ordered.

Elegance and Simplicity with Paris Texas Drapery Hardware

Paris Texas is synonymous with high end, exquisitely beautiful curtain rods, finials and accessories. As one of the most well known and respected companies and pioneers in the drapery hardware  industry, Paris Texas combines the elegance of wrought iron with the simplicity of wood, creating and un-deniably distinctive design with its Viller collection and classic, English inspired  Somerset collection.  All Paris Texas drapery hardware items have high quality finishes and are sure to please even the most meticulous home owners, with a magnificent array of styles to choose from. For instance, our newest collection, Paris Texas Hardware Portfolio, combines the old with the new; old classics with new updated styles, color patterns and designs. Once again, quality comes through with the release of the Dominion Collection  inspired by Mid-Century modernism. A palette of retro-modern shapes and furniture inspired finishes will complete your newly bedecked modern room, or it will add a sleek, avant garde edge to a traditional room, beckoning you to explore the endless possibilities of creating the beauty inside your home with only your imagination as the limiting factor. Paris Texas also hits the spot with the creation of its stylish Valcour collection designed with the savvy retail client in mind. Blending economy and fashion with high quality is what Paris Texas is known for. This collection is priced 20-40% less than most of their other collections, allowing even the most stringent of budgets to bring elegance and beauty to the home or office. Paris Drapery hardware is pleasing to the eyes and easy on the finances!