Decorating Fabric For Draperies To Make Them Unique

Decorating Fabric, DIY
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Are you hitting a wall with your redecorating project and do not know how to take something ordinary and make it extraordinary? Often, it is difficult to find drapery or curtains that are made with fabrics that are truly one-of-a-kind, but there are solutions to set them apart from the rest. Toget a better idea of ways fordecorating fabricthat will make them stand apart from the rest, there are severaltrending ideas that you will not want to overlook.

Making Stripes with Sequined Ribbons

Do you have limitations in the styles of patterns that you can use for a room -- but feel a solid color is too boring? Adding sequined ribbon to draperies is a great way to add something extra to curtains without choosing a patterned print. By placing the sequined ribbon horizontally or vertically on the draperies, you can draw attention to the windows without the overbearing qualities of a print fabric. Along those lines, sequins capture light, and this creates an eye-catching appearance in a room that has few visual focal points.

Hand-Embroidery Over Patterns

Have you purchased draperies only to realize later that they have an extremely popular print that you see in a lot of other places? To give your draperies a unique twist that you will not find elsewhere, consider having some of the fabric hand-embroidered. This means that a contrasting thread color is used to outline a pattern that is already available on the fabric print. The end result is classy and elegant.

Adding Non-Traditional Fabrics Behind Draperies

When you need something truly one-of-a-kind, your best solution could be the curtains hanging behind your draperies. As long as the window does not have problems with damaging fabrics due to too much direct UV sunlight, your options are endless. For instance, a room for a little girl could include curtains that are made from the same fabric as her favorite ballerina tutu. An older man may appreciate having an American flag print curtain carefully hung behind light-blocking drapes as a salute to his time serving our country in the armed forces.  

Using Tassels In Non-Traditional Ways

Tassels are usually limited to the edges of drapes or sashes, but that does not mean that they are only allowed to be used in those areas. In fact, they can be sown to the middle of the drapes in areas that make the fabric stand out. For example, a print that is repeated every five inches with a medallion can be decorated with a tassel sown directly in the middle of each medallion. In addition, using tassels of different sizes or colors can create unique effects.

One Fabric Decorating Idea That May Not Work

Draperies are often made from treated fabrics that withstand a number of environmental conditions including resisting dust or fading due to the sun. For this reason, there is one particular type of alteration that may not work. If you want to change the color of your drapes or add fabric dye to them, you may not be able to get the color to take. Worse, it does not spread evenly over the fabric and causes it to look patchy or spotty. Otherwise, the sky is the limit when it comes to decorating the fabric on your drapes or curtains.
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