Modern drapery can provide additional functional benefits such as light control. To maintain a 100% consistent look from the exterior of the house, a homeowner may want to use the same light filtering zebra or roller shade on the ground floor and the 2nd floor. However, that leaves bedrooms with very limited light control and only moderate (not full) privacy. This is where modern drapes can be added.
New windows casements typically have 3 to 4 inches of depth unlike windows in older homes. Therefore for new homes, the first window covering solution of choice is either blinds or shades (with modern zebra, roller, and sheer shades solutions particularly popular for larger windows.)
The questions becomes where drapery fit in when the window is already covered with a shade inside the window casements. Some customer explicitly do not want the look of “old-fashion” drapery. However, when we show them the clean simple lines of modern drapery and how it may provide additional functional benefits, they are interested to learn more.
One area where modern drapery can provide additional functional benefits is light control. A house may have living, family, dining, kitchen, home office and breakfast on the ground floor and bedrooms, ensuite washrooms and closets rooms on the 2nd floor. To maintain a 100% consistent look from the exterior of the house, a homeowner may want to use the same light filtering zebra or roller shade on the ground floor and the 2nd floor. However, that leaves bedrooms with very limited light control and only moderate (not full) privacy.
To obtain additional room darkening or dimming and full privacy, customers can add our Wave Fold drapery or Modern Wave Drapery with Blackout or Sun Down lining. Paired with our modern decorative channel tracks, give a very simple clean look.
Alternative scenario involves using blackout roller shades inside mount in the window paired with sheers or unlined drape panels. During the daytime the room occupant may prefer to roll up the blackout roller shades to allow natural like, while drawing close the pair of sheers to give daytime privacy.
For more help in applying modern drapery for your home, contact Trendy Blinds & Drapery today: