Custom Drapery

Drapery usually means hangings of heavy fabric for use as a curtain.¬†Drapery is a general word referring to cloths or textiles. It may refer to cloth used for decorative purposes ‚Äď such as around windows ‚Äď or to the trade of retailing cloth, originally mostly for clothing, formerly conducted by drapers. People usually like custom drapery for their homes.

Custom drapes are made to order ‚Äď you select your fabric, your colors, and your designs. You get to choose custom size curtains made specifically to fit your area. But the question still remains ‚Ästwhy are custom drapes so expensive?¬†Even being custom made to order, what drives the costs to be so high? There are many things that drive the higher costs of custom-made drapery. The workmanship put into custom drapes is the biggest cost driver. Anytime something comes custom-made, the price is driven much higher due to the ability to personalize every detail of your order.

Curtains vs drapery?

Generally, drapes are floor length while curtains drop to just below a window sill. 14. Drapes usually have a backing on them that gives them structure while hanging on a rod while curtains are made to move in the breeze. Some people prefer that window treatments hang just above the floor, while others want the drama of a voluminous puddle that requires an additional 18 inches of fabric once it has reached the floor. This is often done to be able to tie the curtains back. On average, however, a puddle is about 4 inches on the floor.