Although most individuals tend to believe that curtains and draperies are one in the same, the truth is that there are actually many distinct differences between the two. If you are currently in the middle of a redesign project and are interested in switching up your window treatment style, it’s extremely important that you are able to recognize these variations. Ultimately, it could make all the difference when making a purchase that is right for you and the vision that you have for your living space.
For starters, though curtains and draperies are made to cover windows, curtains tend to be less effective in blocking out light. Typically made from lightweight and often cheaper material, you’ll often find that curtains are unlined, which means that they allow for more light to shine through. Due to their inability to provide quality privacy and retain heat, you’ll notice that curtains are mostly used as decorative pieces in kitchens, second floor bathrooms and other rooms where you would not typically be entertaining guests. If the aforementioned points don’t really concern you, and you are looking for an informal and inexpensive window treatment, than curtains may just be for you.
Draperies, on the other hand, are much heavier and are most often featured in rooms that are considered to be more formal. Lined in the interior, draperies allow for optimal privacy and though they can be more expensive than curtains, (due to their higher quality) they have been known to save homeowners money when it comes to heating bills. You’ll also find that draperies are much more stylish when compared to curtains because of the fact that there are more patterns and fabrics to choose from, making them ideal for the rooms where you are hoping to entertain guests, such as a living room or dining room.
Plus with custom designed drapery from Lucinda’s Interiors, you really can’t go wrong!