A Recommendation and Window Covering Ideas, Just for You!

By Catherine Cooper | Dec 01, 2012


From a client John Cross:

“The cellular shades you installed in my mother’s living room look great! “I cannot believe how easy they are to use.”

“They also do a great job with room darkening, as you know, there are a lot of parking lot lights that shine in and these are perfect”

“Wonder if the Hampton Inn could use some when all the lights from WalMart start glowing in the sky!”

Here are some curtain ideas for you:

Curtain fabrics

Starting from the huge range of fabrics to choose from like:

Dotted Swiss – which is a pretty and delicate lightweight cotton with small raised dots.

Lace – known for its delicate mesh openwork design.

Organza – a lightweight crisp cotton sheer also known as organdy.

Toile – a cotton fabric with a finely printed design that looks like a pen and ink drawing.

Calico – a cotton fabric with small floral print on a contrasting background.

Also very commonly used are sheers , chintz, linen, and muslin and more.

Curtain styles.

Here are some curtain styles and designs:

Cafe curtains – cover only the lower half of the window with only a valance on the upper half.

Door curtains – window treatments on a door need to be affixed to the door itself to prevent it from getting stuck between the door and the door frame. Door curtains are hung onto a rod that is attached to the upper part of the door, somewhere above the glass. A neat idea is to attach another rod on the bottom under the window creating a shirred look. For a finished look this shirred piece can be tied together in the center; this is called an hourglass curtain.

Wall curtains – cover the wall from one corner to the other, usually covering a number of windows in the process. Due to the voluminous size these curtains are hung and operated with tracks or traverse rods rather than a regular curtain rod.

Curtain headers:

The headers of curtains add a lot of style. Most commonly used is the pinch pleat. Pencil pleats, which looks like smocking, and various other shirring designs on the first few inches on the top of the curtain, gives a unique effect to the curtain.

Curtain hardware

There are a number of ways to attach your curtains

Rod pockets pulled over the rod
Rings hung onto rods
Rods that have tracks called traverse rods

You have choices and we can help you decide!

Remember time is running out for our holiday special:

40% off any cellular blind purchase between now and December 15th!

Call Karen at Midcoast Blinds and Shades (207) 236-0765

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