If when you hear drapes you think dowdy and dated, then you haven’t seen the latest modern drapes and on trend fabric choices from Hunter Douglas. Well-designed, custom drapes can be contemporary and stylish. They can bring color and light into a room, add warmth and depth to interior design, and act as a design focal point in a room– if done well. To be sure your drapes don’t read dated or over-stylized, follow these three tips to find the right drape for your home or office space: choose high quality, timeless fabrics; layer your window coverings; and opt for professional installation.
The most important element in drapery is the fabric. If you want modern drapes it is important to choose a fabric that is not only stylish now, but which also has elements of classic design to be sure that the window treatment won’t read dated in a couple of years. Hunter Douglas has partnered with renowned New York textile artist Rebecca Atwood, who is best known for her books Living with Color and Living with Texture, to produces a series of designer fabrics for window coverings including drapes, side panels, rolling shades, and Roman shades. Fabrics from Rebecca Atwood show the artist’s love for color and patterns as well as her connection to nature, which was rooted in her formative years spent on Cape Cod along America’s picturesque northeastern coastline. Let one of the design experts at Mr. K’s Fabric Shop help you select the perfect fabric from the eight different designs in the Rebecca Atwood collection for the Hunter Douglas Design Studio™.
Once you’ve found the perfect fabric for your drapery consider how you want your window treatments styled. Layering is not only fashionable for modern window coverings, but also functional as the multiple layers increase privacy and insulation for your home. Drapes or side panels can be paired with any number of other window coverings including blinds, shades, and shutters to create a unique, modern drape designs that are also functional. Additionally, designer fabrics are also available for sale by the yard for accent pieces and pillows.
However, it’s not just the design that can make window coverings seem on-trend or off-kilter, the quality of craftsmanship will show through as well. If the fabric is of a poor quality, the drapery will look cheap or dated. If the drape is not fitted to the window properly or if it is incorrectly installed, that can cause even a well-designed window treatment to look unpolished and sloppy. So, don’t let good drapes go bad because of poor installation. At Mr. K’s Fabric Shop we offer professional in-home consultation, measuring, estimates, and installation. Request a free consultation to discuss installing Hunter Douglas drapes in your home today.
The showroom for Mr. K’s Fabric Shop has been a fixture in Quincy, Illinois for over 40 years, and is the only Hunter Douglas gallery in a hundred-mile radius. Our talented staff can help you find the perfect designer drape for your home or office. Mr. K’s Fabric Shop serves Quincy, IL; Hamilton, IL; Hannibal, MO; Monroe City, MO; and Keokuk, IA. Contact Mr. K’s Fabric Shop today for all your custom drapery needs.