by Harriet Bond
(San Francisco, CA, USA)
Velvet drapes have a very nice and distinct look to them compared to other types of materials. Velvet is great to look at and gives a home a nice Victorian style image.
If you match it up with hard wood floors you will have a look that makes your home comfortable and stylish at the same time.
Velvet drapes are quite heavy though so make sure you keep this in mind while you are searching for the right anchors and curtain rods to securely hold them in place.
If you are going to purchase velvet drapes though you need to go all out. This means you need to be willing to make the investment for high quality drapes or pass this fabric over for something else all together.
Discount velvet drapes will be of poor quality and it will show. The sunlight won’t reflect through it like it should and it could have a very dark effect on a room.
However, when you invest in quality velvet drapes the sunlight will reflect like it should. The result will be beautiful velvet drapes that remind people of royalty.
They will give your room a very close and comfortable feeling that is inviting to everyone that steps inside of it.
Velvet drapes are very full too so they can make the space you have appear to be bigger and more open.
Some people don’t like the fact that velvet drapes are all one color though. They feel it may be too much. You can easily offset it though by adding some delicate trimmings.
Get white lace ties for the sides or a nice sheath that covers the top in a different color. These subtle changes will enhance the beauty of the velvet drapes you hang up.
Velvet drapes are very elegant and they will never go out of style. If you are looking for easy and cost effective ways to upgrade your home this is one of them.
The impression that people will have of your home will greatly improve once they see your velvet drapes. You likely won’t realize until you hang them up just how dramatic of a change they will have on any room.
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