Drapes in the simplest definition, are curtains that are longer than usual and normally heavier.
The benefits of drapes have an unlimited reach of possibility. They’re something we all use but often give little thought to — mostly we pick out something that we know will look pretty or inexpensive and just roll with it. But when used correctly, drapes have the possibility to turn your room into the perfect oasis.
Drapes and Your Environment
They block out sound, they block out light and they come in striking shades and textures. Whilst busy achieving this they keep your room private and cool, so at any time can shut out the world and be alone in your own paradise. Blocking out the world is also a security issue; drapes become your best friend in the fight to keeping your home safe.
In the humid, bright daytime the drape will prevent the sun from boring down, leaving your room shady and to chill out. You can find drapes with thermal linings, or use a light color to reflect the sun. Some worry that because the drape is heavy it will leave your house hot, but when used right this won’t be the case.
When it comes to noise, the drapes will keep your busy streets quiet for some much needed peace. The thick material absorbs sound and creates a barrier against you and the rumbling noises of buses and lorries running or cars blaring their horns or inconsiderate bikers with loud exhaust pipes.
Drapes are your shield to the outside world and when you’re ready to be a part of it again, simply open them.
Easy to Manage, Easy to Maintain
Drapes will need cleaning every so often, just like all window treatments. Cleaning drapes is a snap, simply unhook them and throw them in your washer, or take them to your dry cleaner. Unlike blinds where you individually clean each slat, the drape is a convenient curtain to keep your home smelling fresh.
They’re affordable and can be purchased on any budget; even at the lower end of the scale the blind can be found with wonderful textures and styles to match any room.
Add Style to Your Room
Drapes are a grand statement in any home and when hung from the ceiling adds plummeting heights to your room. Buy a statement color or add a bold pattern and your room will stand out against the rest.
They come in so many fabrics
It’s the perfect opportunity to use a textile that would otherwise be too delicate on your sofa or carpets, such as silk, — this will add texture to an otherwise boring room. With no wear and tear a delicate fabric can last a long time.
The drapes are stunning and versatile and the perfect addition to your home, so why not try drapes in your living space? For the perfect mixture of comfort, style and practicality.