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Many people confuse the difference between drapes and curtains. Curtains are made of a lightly material and are less stylish, less costly and are purely for utility use. While drapes on the other hand, are made mainly from materials that are more expensive and certainly heavier. Drapes are deliberately meant to give an elegant, sophisticated, rich ambiance to a room. They also are meant to show off a person’s tastes and the beauty of their home. They are not always necessary, but they are more appreciated by the eye of the beholder than curtains. Nevertheless, both curtains and drapes bring something extra to a room. Drapes – just goes a few steps further to give you the WOW factor. In my country, most women find it easy to wash their curtains at home themselves. However, when it comes to their drapes, its a whole other story. They specifically demand that their drapes go to the laundry mat to be cleaned. This should give you an idea about of how you should use and care for your drapes. Also how well you should choose them to add to your home’s decor. Here are 14 beautifully designed drapes that I hop will tickle your creative juices and aid you in deciding what drapes would go well with any room in your home.
#1 Matching your drapes to your furniture to add decor to your home
This burlap material used for the making of such fine drapery, who knew? It certainly blends well with the grey sofa which seems to be manufactured from the same material also. Such drapery gives your warm a warm, welcoming ambiance.
#2 balloon drapes add richness to your home’s decor
Balloon drapes are fun and easy to make. Try taking a course and enjoy adding beauty to your home’s decor. You can blend colors with your furniture or paint.
#3 layered hanging drapery for an elegant decor to your home
Drapes give your home a major face lift and make it look well – like a home and not simple a house. These drapes not only blend with the paint on the wall but the furniture as well.
#4 doing your own drapes to decorate your home
These drapes look like they were made from a simple and inexpensive material. Yet the way they are displayed makes them look very expensive and done by a professional. When this could be done by an amateur. Its not how much money you spend, but how you design your drapes that will make them attractive and stylish.
#5 using brightly colored drapes to enhance your home’s decor
Drapes are the finishing touch you add to your home’s decor. They are like the last word that encompasses the theme of your entire room.
#6 drapes designed to show off your unique style
Using rich, strong colors against the color of your room – bring about great contrast.
#7 Floral colored drapes bring such a feminine touch to any decor
These drapes in the corner of this room’s setting seems very ‘English styled’. Drapes do make a bold statement about a person and their taste in interior decorating.
#8 drapes can be designed to have a majestic appearance
You don’t have to be living in a palace or a huge house with a vault ceiling to have drapes that scream attention to themselves.
#9 some drapes are designed to suit any home’s decor
Depending on the decor of your home, sometimes less could be more. The idea is to let your drapes blend in with the rest of your decor not drown out. Be mindful of this simple fact when designing your home with drapes.
#10 drapes that hang from the ceiling and drop on the floor are truly drapes
I was always taught by my mother and the women in my family that unless drapes hang high up and drag on the floor, then they are just curtains. Well, according to my mother’s philosophy, this is certainly a pair of beautifully designed drapes.
#11 experiment with various colors when designing your home with beautiful drapes
Drapes can turn down the appearance of your room or it can illuminate it. It all depends on what material you chosoe, the color and how it is styled or draped along your ceiling. This looks quite fashionable yet contemporary, I’d say.
#12 drapes always brings sheer elegance to any home’s decor
I thought they were only meant for the living room area. Today many people decorate their bedrooms with beautifully designed drapes that match with their bed spread.
#13 put lighting fixtures close to your drapes to bring out their beauty
Apart from the visible proof that everything in this corner blends, the lighting fixture is what would draw anyone’s eyes to this part of the room. Lighting fixtures will bring out the glossy look of your drapes.
#14 drapes can brighten up any dull area of your home
The drapes are the main focus of this part of the room in this picture. Use drapes to decorate a bare canvas if your decor has limited furnishings.
I hope these help you with your interior decorating ideas. You don not need to hire a professional to tell you how to design your home. There are countless magazines, internet videos and courses you can take to advance your knowledge and skill in decorating your home. Better yet if you can do your own sewing, you already have an idea what to do. If finance is a problem, then buy something reasonable priced and add fancy trimmings, and layer it in a way that it looks stylish and rich. They key is to make your drapes blend into the theme of your room, that way it looks even better and not like a cheap after thought. You can always choose to buy your drape material locally or online.