Fan Folding: Drapes are first folded by hand following the middle position between the drape carriers. They are then machine-pressed at high pressure and humidity to make the vertical waves permanent.
With the trend toward simple, modern home décor, homeowners often wonder how custom drapery fit into the overall window covering solution for their homes.
While browsing through the internet, homeowners quickly find images of heavy custom drapery with numerous pleat styles and valance pairings for large mansion-like interiors. This results in a rejection of adding any drapery for their home.
This is part 1 of our blog series on Modern Custom Drapery, to help dispel the myth of custom drapery being old-fashioned and not fitting for a modern home.
Why add drapery to a modern home?
With the myriad of modern blinds and shades solutions, there seems to be a product to address every décor style and functional light control and privacy needs. So where do drapery fit in?
1. It help frame the window emphasizing ceiling height
2. It unifies multiple windows along the same wall
3. It enlarges the appearance of windows
4. It provides an additional layer of privacy and light control
5. It helps tie in with the décor of the room furnishings.
How to achieve straight vertical waves
Now to the main topic of this blog: how to create the vertical wave look in modern drapes. This is achieved through an extra step in the drapery production process and requires professional grade equipment to create permanence and the right look. The process is known as “Fan Folding”. Drapes are first folded by hand following the middle position between the drape carriers. They are then machine-pressed at high pressure and humidity to make the waves permanent.
*Fan Folding Machine
For Trendy Blinds & Drapery, we use the top-of-the-line Fan Folding machine, which fully encapsulates the drape panel inside a large sealed container to give a perfectly even wave effect that is long-lasting. Our WaveFold drapes are created using this process and are offered at unbeatable price for the quality.
You can shop our Wave Fold drapes with professional grade fan folding here.
For more help in applying modern drapery for your home, contact Trendy Blinds & Drapery today: