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Choosing Between Drapery and Shades

Choosing Between Custom Drapery and Shades for Your Home near Nashville, Tennessee (TN), including Roman Shades

While you may prefer one style of window treatment or envision a specific type of window covering for your home, it may not always work out the way you thought it would. And while there are some limitations to what will work on certain windows, you can reduce these limitations by choosing Hunter Douglas custom window treatments. One of the best types of window treatments to choose for home windows is vertical drapery. When windows can accommodate this ornate and elegant window treatment design, the results are stunning. But even when drapery isn’t an option on some windows, you can still find great alternatives that work to great effect.

Benefits of Vertical Drapery

So, what makes vertical drapery such a great choice? Vertical drapery is a very simple window treatment style, yet it adds dynamic beauty to your windows and can alter the way a room looks and feels. The hanging fabric adds an upscale feeling to any space while making an otherwise cold room feel warm and soft. And thanks to the way the fabric overlaps and folds, you get a nice sound-damping effect, creating a sense of calm.

When you choose Design Studio™ Side Panels and Drapery, you get to customize your home windows by choosing from a vast selection of high-quality fabrics, along with beautiful patterns and colors. Thanks to the liner that comes with the layered drapery option, you can enjoy effective blackout drapery.

Drapery Alternatives

Vertical drapery often looks best when paired with larger windows, which are common dining rooms, bedrooms, and living rooms. But some windows may not be the best for drapery, particularly if you have some smaller windows or if you want to place a sofa in front of a window. In any case, there are lots of drapery alternatives to consider.

You’ll want to aim for soft window treatments if you want a similar effect in your home as vertical drapery. In particular, Roman Shades work really well when it comes to adding softness to your home. They also pair beautifully with vertical drapery as well. The Vignette® Modern Roman Shades collection is an ideal choice for homeowners who want to create a comforting feel to their home while enjoying sleek style. This collection of Roman Shades is also great when you add Duolite®, allowing you to blackout your home while still enjoying a sheer shade on the same window.

You can also get the brilliant light control and elegant style of custom sheers and shadings in a vertical option with the Luminette® Privacy Sheers. Thanks to the vertical design and stylish elements, this window treatment option mimics the look of drapery while bringing beautiful light into your home. Another great drapery alternative to consider is Duette® Honeycomb Shades, which provide temperature control and sound damping while fitting into just about any window imaginable.

Here at Blind & Shutter Gallery Nashville, we are proud to offer custom drapery and shades from Hunter Douglas. We are located in Nashville, TN and serve greater Nashville TN including Murfreesboro, Franklin, Nolensville, Brentwood, Fairview and Thompson's Station, in Tennessee. Visit us today to find the right drapery or shades for your home!