Transform your home with custom drapes from Windows & Beyond!
Windows & Beyond has been designing custom drapes for over 20 years. Over the course of our existence, we have gained the right resources and expertise to create truly unique and stunning drapery for all of your windows. With our selection of high-quality fabrics and a massive selection of hardware, our design experts deliver beautiful custom drapery for all tastes and budgets. We provide:
• Exceptional value and competitive pricing
• Professional design consultation and product expertise
• Quality service and professional installation
Why Custom Drapes?
Are you bored with a room in your home? Drapes are an easy way to take a room from bland to beautiful. They add drama and interest to any space, and with our custom drapes the possibilities are endless. We can customize your drapes to your precise window dimensions and design the perfect window treatment for your unique room.
What to Consider When Selecting Custom Drapery:
Fabric not only dictates the mood of the room, it dictates the function of your drapes. Its durability, the amount of light it lets in, the way it moves, and how well it keeps out heat and cold are all important considerations. Our fine selection of fabrics and trim materials from RmCoco, Carole Fabrics, Trend, Fabricut, Robert Allen, Beacon Hill, and Stout will make your custom drapery treatments picture perfect.
The most popular fabric options are:
- Voile – Lightweight and sheer, it has gorgeous movement.
- Cotton – Versatile and easy to clean, cotton drapes incredibly well and comes in a variety of weaves from muslin to canvas.
- Linen – Stronger and glossier than cotton, linen is more durable and better for blocking out the sun. Its heavier drape and rougher texture lends visual interest to your window treatment too.
- Silk – One of the most elegant options with its gorgeous natural sheen, silk is a great hypoallergenic option that actually repels dust. Silk also doesn’t require heavy rods, so you can keep your hardware minimal.
- Damask – Traditionally made from silk, damask now refers to a type of reversible, dense weave and comes in cotton, wool, linen, silk, or a poly blend. Damask fabric is incredibly popular for its luxurious quality and versatile design patterns (often floral or geometric) that tend to look great with anything.
- Brocade – Another luxurious medium-weight fabric, brocade comes from the Italian word broccato, or “embossed cloth”. Brocade fabrics use color and texture to emphasize its figures, creating that embossed appearance.
- Velvet – Not only are velvet drapes elegant and luxurious, they drape beautifully, wear well, and block out noise, heat and cold.
Pro Tip: Because sunlight fades silk, go with faux silk drapes in a neutral color for an especially sunny room to keep your drapery looking nice longer.
Length: To puddle or not to puddle?
The proportions are just as important as the fabric you choose.
- Floor Length – For a crisp and modern look, go with drapes that are flush with the floor or hang no more than a half inch above it.
- Past Floor – For a more casual and traditional look, let the drapes flow 2-3 inches past the floor.
- Puddle – For an elegant or high-drama look, let the drapes puddle on the floor by adding 4-6 inches to their length.
Pro Tip: To create the illusion of height to a room, hang your drapes 4-6 inches above the window frame, or adding a cornice board. To make the window feel larger and to let in more light, add 3-6 inches beyond the window frame on each side.
Hanging & Pleating
This is where attention to detail really comes in. You may pick the perfect fabric, but the way that it is pleated obscures the design or contradicts its style. We will hang and pleat your fabric not only to your desired taste but to the design of the fabric.
Popular Drapery Styles
- Grommet Drapes – Metal grommets attach these drapes to a rod and provide a bold and modern look.
- Pinch Pleat Drapes – A pinch pleat at the top gives these drapes a clean, classic look.
- Tailored Pleat Drapes – A tailored pleat creates a gorgeous waterfall effect.
- Inverted Pleat Drapes – Sleek and tailored, inverted box pleats can give drapery a more masculine look.
- Rod Pocket Drapes – The top pocket covers the hardware and fabric cascades down for a softer look.
- Goblet Drapes – Goblet drapes pleat to create an open wine goblet shape at the top and add a luxurious touch.
- Ripple Fold Drapes – Simple and stylish, ripple fold drapes create perfectly uniform smooth waves.
- Cubicle Drapes – These combine small grommets with hooks to create a versatile drape that lies flat when closed.
Custom Drapery Hardware
Complete the look with our wide selection of custom drapery rods and hardware from vendors such as RmCoco, Kirsch, Paris Texas, Robert Allen, and Fabricut.
Custom Drapery Solutions for Tricky Doors & Windows
Window Treatments for French Doors
Adding drapery panels to French doors can help control natural light and add privacy. Whether you want to soften the look of a room or make a bold statement, be sure your French door drapes don’t impede door usage and are wide enough to sufficiently cover the doors when they’re closed. When selecting drapes for French doors in a bedroom, it’s a good idea to choose blackout drapes to block out the early-morning light. Consider a layered treatment that pairs a sheer and a solid to give you a framed look and maximum flexibility.
Bay Window Treatments
Bay windows add an architectural statement to a room, as well as lots of natural light. But how do you hang drapes for bay windows? One option is to drape each window inside the bay using individual rods or bay window curtain rods custom made to fit your bay window. Another option is to treat the bay window as one large window and hang a rod straight across the top with drapery panels hanging outside the bay. Floor to ceiling panels work well if you go this route, as they can either frame the window when open or provide a stylish backdrop to the room when closed. For a more elegant look, a bay window valance can conceal the working parts.
Arched Window Treatments
Arched windows add architectural interest and beauty to a room – the tricky part is how to drape arched windows in a way that does them justice. Sheers for arched windows work especially well as they don’t obstruct the view. Since covering the entire window isn’t usually necessary for privacy, we recommend leaving the arched window top uncovered. When draping a window with a small arch, consider mounting your rod at the ceiling and only having the drapes on one side. You can also opt to drape the entire window by using a curved curtain rod.
Window Treatments for Small Rooms
The right drapery can make even the smallest spaces look stylish and spacious. Keep in mind that it’s the window that adds an illusion of space, so by drawing attention to it and accentuating its dimensions, you can amplify this effect. When it comes to fabric, lightweight is key. Avoid heavy, dark-colored fabrics, and try to match the color of your drapery to the color of the walls. Neutrals and pastels create the feeling of more space, while floor-to-ceiling drapes create an illusion of height and long rods create the illusion of width while also allowing in more natural light.
Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors
When dressing doors, you need to consider function as well as style. Keep drapes for sliding glass doors fresh and modern. You want something that provides you with privacy and controls the amount of natural light coming in. Also keep in mind that they will frame your view when open. Rich sheers in yellow and gold tones bathe the room in warmth when the sun shines through them.
2016 Drapery Trends
Pinks and Blues
Undoubtedly influenced by Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year (Rose Quartz and Serenity), soft blues and pinks are very popular in drapery trends this year. Chosen by Pantone to convey warmth and tranquility, these colors bring that same ambiance into the home.
Layering is very popular right now. Pair sheers with bold panels for maximum versatility and visual interest, layer two fabrics with high thread counts for a cozy effect, or combine a bold color or print with natural hardwood shutters for some stylish contrast.
Natural fibers and energy efficiency are hot topics in drapes. Not only do natural fibers add texture, but natural tones add a tranquil and sophisticated ambiance.
Bold Bold Bold
The biggest trend this year is BOLD. Bold stripes, large grommets, bold colors, and bold prints – it’s go big or go home. This look especially complements mid-century modern furniture.
Warm metal finishes like gold, bronze, and copper are a hit right now in drapery hardware, and it’s no surprise. They coordinate well with many different drapery fabrics and add richness to your window treatment.