By: Cyndi Roberts
Finishing your windows with custom drapery or a decorative top treatment can be a daunting task. There seem to be so many questions that need to be answered.
The following are just a few that we hear:
- What type of fabric do I use and should it be lined?
- Should I use a decorative trim?
- Do I want to open and close them or just want stationary drapery?
- How much should I budget for per window?
- What type of hardware do I use? Where do I get it?
All are great questions, but it’s basically pretty simple by using the following formulas:
When budgeting for drapery, we take into account the fabric, linings and interlining, shipping for the fabric, decorative trim, custom labor, decorative or traverse rods, and installation. The basic formulation for custom drapery with a standard fabric of $50 per yard is about $150-$200 per lineal foot. The amount of layers per window will change the pricing as well.
For example, if you have a standard 72″ x 72″ window with 1 standard lined panel, that is 6 feet. Add at least 1 foot for the stacking of the drapery. It is even safer to add 2 feet if you want a more open view-though on your window. This window will cost between $1050-$1400 using 7 lineal feet of space. Please keep in mind that all drapery will vary due to the final selection of the items that we listed above.
Top treatments take into account the same information, however they are priced between $75-$100 per lineal foot depending on the design. The same window with 7 lineal feet will cost between $525-$700. This can be reduced if the design is a simple pattern or can be increased if more elaborate.
Custom drapery can give you a beautiful finishing touch to your new home or add a fresh new look to your existing home. Let the Interior Designers at Blinded by Delight help you find the best way to cover your windows. There are many “tricks of the trade” that we can apply to help you find the right fabric and design to create the perfect drapery for that challenging window, special room, or your entire home.
For more information, give us a call to schedule an appointment today.