Mounting your Window Treatments and Drapery

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Mounting your Window Treatments and Drapery

Window treatments are designed to dress the window and make it look better. Just as we seek the “right fit” in clothes to flatter our body, there is more to putting up new drapery and window treatments than color choice.  A new belt could take an dress from looking like a tent giving you that hour glass figure. In the same light, the height of your window treatment mount can take your window from small and plain to large and extraordinary.

I will demonstrate what I am talking about with some room sketches that I created.  Notice the size of the window in the sketch.  Its just a normal window in a room with ten foot ceilings.  We want to allow that window to continue letting in the maximum about of light with as little blockage as possible. How do we do that?

sketch of a room with window treatments

When mounting our new window coverings, in this case a Roman Shade and new Drapery Panels, we want to cover as little window as possible. Look at how much larger the window looks now because we can’t tell where it begins and where it ends.  By mounting the window treatments at the ceiling, we create the facade that our window continues to the ceiling.  By stacking the drapery just before the window casing, we allude that the window is wider than it really is.

Sketch of room with window treatments

The treatments also soften the casing of the window.  The before and after is stunning, and this is just a digital mock-up. Imagine the difference it would make in your home!

Custom Drapery photo

See how we executed this concept with orange and gold fabrics to the left. This window was tall, but thin, so we aimed to make it appear wider to maintain proportion in the room.

Mounting at the ceiling is not appropriate for every room.  Mounting height is just one of the considerations that we take when designing custom drapery for our clients.  Keep it in mind for your next window project whether your a DIY girl (or guy) or working with a professional window designer. Let us know how it turns out!

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