Curtain Hardware With a Twist – Fashion Draperies & Tips to Buy Them

Curtain hardware has come a long way from the time when one had no option but to stick with boring white curtain rods. Today there are so many options in the curtain hardware industry that can dress up any room. An array of beautified curtain rings, interesting curtain rods and curtain poles can be incorporated to make your window look exceptionally large and stylish. You can now find drapery rods, curtain rods, curtain finials, curtain hooks, rings, and tiebacks in a mind-boggling assortment of designs in iron, wood, stainless steel, decorative ceramic, wrought iron, painted or not.

Once you step out in the markets to pick your curtain window hardware, you will be bombarded with many varieties offered by the building hardware industry. Once on the hunt it will be difficult to differentiate between two fabrics and designs. So one should be prepared before setting out. Following are some of the tips that will help you choose the best thing available in the market, of course for your home.

  • Make sure that before buying you ordinate all the drapery material, drapery hardware, and fabrics to ensure that they look good together. Select thin, light rods for sheer drapery panels. For heavier draperies, find a rod with a larger diameter and choose a bold curtain finial.
  • Make up your mind regarding the curtain rods as to whether you want them to be the prominent decorative element or if you want it to be hidden behind the draperies.
  • The size of the room will decide the size of the drapery rod and curtain hardware accessories. Select wide diameter poles, rods, and rings for large room and vice versa.
  • Before buying the panels, decide upon whether your draperies remain open most of the time or will they be opened and closed daily. Choose panels that can hang from the sides and can be arranged on a basic or decorative pole. To move the panels open and closed, you'll need a draw cord system or clip-on or sew-on decorative rings.
  • Layering the window treatment is important for an adaptable window covering. Further to avoid lighting or restore privacy, install a blind or shutters next to the glass.
  • Longer fabric lines will add height to a room. For this install drapery hardware well above the window frame, or even up along the ceiling line.
  • If you plan to install a two layered drapes or curtains then make sure you get a double rod or two separate rods. The inner rod closest to the wall will hold the drapery panels while the outer one will hold decorative panels or a valance.
  • A curtain tape, which is used to create decorative headings for curtains are available in nylon, polyester and other materials. Choose the fabric that synchronizes with the curtain fabric and the color of the room. Keep these valuable tips and guidelines in your mind the next time you go shopping for your curtain hardware. You can look at choosing drapery hardware as just another fun
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How You Can Make Your Wedding Day Unique

If you want your wedding to be the talk-of-the-town, you need to give attention to little things in order to make it unique. A typical wedding can be predictable but the following tips will make your own to stand out among the crowd.

You can give a little bit of information about your bridal train instead of just listing their names in your wedding program. You can also hang your dress on a silk coat hanger so that the photograph of the dress can be taken by guests before you put it on. It is also cool to provide tissues in the rows where families will be seated so that they can use them for their “tears of joy”.

Another way to make your wedding unique is to read your vows to candlelight. You can arrange for your guests to get a candle each on their entrance to the venue. As soon as it is time for the vows, you can ask your ushers to light the candles at the end of the row and ask them to pass the flame around.

In addition, you can provide a video confessional booth at the venue where guests can confess their sins and also make wishes. In addition to the ceremony ushers, you can deploy reception ushers because of some stubborn guests that may come to your party. You can also ride in a magical hot air balloon if there is need for you to shuttle between the ceremony and reception venues.

The groom can also be blindfolded so that the first thing he sees at the ceremony is the bride in full regalia. A face painting booth can also be a wonderful addition to the venue and this will definitely add color as well as fun to your wedding.

You can also borrow the idea of a basket of flip-flops for dancing. An empty basket is labelled ‘air guitars’ and it is passed round so that guests can mime that they are taking an axe out of it to jam with when your best rock song is played.

Creating an official hash tag for your wedding is an exceptional idea. Your guests will take pictures at the event, hence, you should make sure that the hash tag is visible for everyone to see so that it can become trending in good time. After the wedding, you can just search for the hash tag to see more pictures from various angles.…

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