Drapes are a very important part of home interiors. They not only make your interiors look great but also keep away harsh sunlight and dust. Although drapes are frequently mistaken for curtains, the two are very different from each other. Drapes are made of heavy lined fabric, which are usually floor length and are hung on rods with hooks.
The main role of drapes is to provide a warm and cozy feeling to the room. They are used to block the sunlight completely, and hence they are usually thick and opaque.
There are many types of drapes which are available as per individual choice, such as pleated, rod pockets, grommets, tab tops, etc. The pleated variety are the most popular.
The pinch pleated drapes have very unique tops which are pinched together by using the heading treatment, and then they are hung by hooks or rings. This pinched effect adds a very stylish look to the windows. The pinches make the entire length of the drape look pleated and neat even when it is drawn together.
Hanging the Drapes
- Make sure you have the rings, hooks, or any other pins required to hang the drapes.
- Lay the drapes on a clean flat surface and insert the hooks in the loops of the fabric.
- Remove the rod from the walls, and add the other side of the hooks on the rod. Make sure you have the right side of the drapes showing, otherwise you'll realize that you put them on backwards after you're done.
- Carefully place the rod back and draw the drapes.