Valances vs. Cornices: Choosing the Perfect Top Treatment for Your Windows

If you love enhancing the beauty and functionality of your room with window treatments, you might feel a bit perplexed when it comes to the different top treatments. But don’t worry, you’re not alone! Think of a window top treatment as a picture frame for your windows, adding that extra flair and enhancing the overall […]

Top 5 Energy-Efficient Window Treatments for NJ Homes

Summer is coming in hot! You know the North East summers are sticky and humid…and with the rising temps come higher energy bills. That’s why energy-efficient window treatments are a smart investment for New Jersey homeowners looking to enhance their home’s comfort and reduce energy bills. These window coverings help minimize heat loss and heat […]

Lovely Layers: Not just for your spring wardrobe!

Look out birthday cakes, lasagnas, and spring wardrobes everywhere — custom window treatments love being layered and have long been a wise design choice. Like so many other things, window coverings look and function even better when mixed and mingled. By layering hard treatments (such as blinds or shades) with soft treatments (like draperies), homeowners […]

Anatomy of Draperies 101

It’s dissection day at Designer Draperies, and we’re exploring the fascinating anatomy of custom window treatments. It’s not all soft fabrics and pretty pleats. There is some serious science involved, and we’re engineers, mathematicians, and artists at any given time. Who knew there was so much brain power behind those gorgeous draperies?! (It’s us…we did […]

What Are Hard Window Treatments?

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  In the world of window coverings, hard window treatments are beauty and brains. Decorative yet functional, elegant yet authoritative, hard window treatments offer custom-controlled light management in sleek or statement-making designs. Unlike soft window treatments like curtains and drapes (covered in last month’s blog), hard window coverings, including blinds, shutters, shades, and cornices, are […]

What Are Soft Window Treatments?

Soft window treatments play a pivotal role in achieving both aesthetic appeal and functional excellence. These fabric-based coverings are designed to enhance the appearance of your windows while offering functional benefits such as light control, privacy, and insulation. This category includes a diverse range of options, such as draperies, valances, shades, and sheers. Unlike their […]