If you’re flipping through your favorite home magazine or scrolling through images on Houzz, chances are you’ll be inspired by beautiful drapes. Custom made curtains and draperies are a timeless addition to any home.

At ABC Blind & Drapery, we specialize in creating one-of-a-kind custom curtains and draperies. We carry more than 20 lines of fabrics and trims, which means the sky’s the limit when it comes to bringing your “magazine look” visions to life.

What’s The Difference Between Curtains & Draperies?

While the term draperies is used interchangeably with curtains, did you know there are actually subtle differences between the two?

Draperies are typically made with a heavy lined fabric like silk or velvet that flows down to the floor. Draperies are professionally pleated which gives them a luxurious quality. They are also hung on hooks that traverse, so you can open them and close them. Curtains may be crafted with lighter fabrics that are not necessarily lined.

The Benefits of Custom Made Curtains and Draperies

Draperies tend to make a more dramatic statement in your home because they are heavier, richer and the design is typically more elaborate than curtains. That being said, curtains do provide light control, privacy and they come in a variety of fabrics and colors to perfectly adorn your windows. Both help to block sounds, light and temperatures.

Curtains & Draperies for Every Window Style

ABC custom made curtains and draperies can be made in an assortment of treatments that offer you the look and functionality you desire like swags, jabots, valances, and pinch-pleats. Styles can be lined or unlined depending on your needs and we have all sorts of hardware from non-decorative to decorative to motorized, or even custom welded.

Draperies Re-Emerge as Popular Window Trend in 2016

One of the big home décor trends in 2016 is draperies. The bigger and fuller the window treatment, the better! This means the popular minimalist trend of 2014 and 2015 is on its way out and professional elegant draperies are back in. Thicker fabrics in bright colors and patterns are in high demand, so embrace your home’s fun personality with stripes, geometric patterns or florals.

Motorized Draperies are the Cat’s Meow

We’ve discussed how much our customers in Austin love their motorized window treatments and draperies are no exception. Since one of the main benefits of draperies are the ability to open and close them as needed to control light and temperatures, draperies are professionally attached to hardware, so you open them with cords as opposed to curtains that are typically opened by hand. That being said, if you have big magnificent draperies, they can be motorized just like window shades.

At ABC Blind & Drapery, we love helping our customers create the perfect window coverings. If you’re interested in exploring custom made curtains and draperies for your home, we encourage you to give us a call and set up a consultation. You’ll be mesmerized by all of the beautiful fabric options and the design possibilities are endless. Give us a call and let’s get started!