Curtains and drapes are very much active window fashion choices for many people. However, at Perfect Fit Window Fashions serving Naples, Florida, we’ve noticed that many of our customers are unfamiliar with the differences between the styles. To understand which one is right for your needs, read on to learn about their differences, and be sure to speak with one of our representatives to see samples in person.
Fabric, but Different
Although drapes and curtains are both made with fabric, they are not the same. To determine which is right for you, you should think about the look you want as well as how much privacy and natural light your room needs. Here are the main differentiators:
- Fabric. The main difference between the two styles is fabric—both the type and the length. You’ll usually find drapes in thick fabrics like velvet, which makes them appear more formal, and they are frequently further thickened with lining to block glare and add insulation. Curtains, on the other hand, are made from light fabrics like cotton, which can let more light through the window and lend to a more casual vibe. Most drapes are cut to floor length or longer (some even hang from well above the window frame to elongate the room and add a sophisticated look), while curtains usually hang to the windowsill or slightly below. Drapes are a great look for more formal settings like living rooms; curtains do well in kitchens, laundry rooms, and bathrooms.
- Functionality. Drapes are frequently a top choice for privacy and light control, and they block light and absorb sound. Curtains are usually a top choice if the room calls for more natural light and doesn’t have privacy concerns.
- Cleaning. If you have drapes, they’ll need to be professionally cleaned, but curtains are usually machine-washable on the gentle cycle. No matter your choice, curtains or drapes, the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ offers a wide array of fabrics and hardware to create your unique look at your window. Be sure to speak with a consultant to see the options today!
Curtains Vs. Drapes in the Naples, Bonita Springs FL Areas
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