Years ago, many of our mother’s chose drapery (sometimes with a swag or valance) you know, something to keep the sun off the furniture. The look was sometimes imposing and often felt dusty and heavy. Styles and needs change. Now when we think of window coverings, we often consider reducing UV rays, heat gain and filtering light. While those heavy lined draperies of the past can accomplish blocking the sun, they aren’t so effective at filtering light and helping with heat gain.
Enter layering: UV window film at the base layered with solar shades and finished with a soft sheer curtain ; clean and simple in appearance but efficient and flexible to the core. The Comeback Curtain featured in the Wall Street Journal takes a look at the latest window trends.
In the story, “…designers warn that sheer layers can look chintzy if relying solely on inexpensive fabrics…” Design center fabrics such as Crocodile Mile, shown above, is a cotton blend sheer with an sophisticated horizontal stripe sequence with alternating bands of faux croc. A doublewide (118″) sheer enables seamless draperies. Crocodile Mile is offered at $34.33 per yard, a 65% discount @ FabricSeen