How wide is drapery fabric?

But how wide is drapery fabric? Most decorator fabrics are 54 inches wide per industry standards, but this may vary slightly. You may also encounter fabrics that are between 50 and 60 inches wide, although those widths are less frequently found.

Which kind of natural fabric drapes the best?

To achieve a more natural look, the best choice is a linen or linen blend. Linen offers the perfect balance of billowy and tailored, making it the best fabric for traditional and contemporary curtains, alike.

What size curtains do I need for a 6ft window?

Measure the width of the rod from left to right. A common rule for displaying curtains properly says the curtains finished width should be at least 2 times the width of your window (if not more – sheers can be 3 times the window width) to achieve a look of proper fullness.

How can I save money on curtains?

7 ways your curtains could save you money

  1. Make your curtains long.
  2. Make your curtains at least twice the width of the window.
  3. Hang so the sides touch the wall.
  4. Interline the curtain, or use a thermal lining.
  5. Keep south-facing windows free from net curtains.
  6. Close curtains before it gets dark.
  7. Close curtains in unused rooms.

How wide should curtains be for 60 inch window?

For example, for a 60-inch window with two curtain panels, add 24 inches to 60 inches (window width) and divide by 2 (number of panels) to get 42 inches. The two panels ordered each need to be at least 42 inches wide.

How do I know if my fabric has good drapes?

A fabric with high drape will be flowy, meaning that is hangs in small creases and clings. Silk, satin and chiffon usually have high drape. On the other hand, a fabric with low drape is stiff and hangs wider and holds its shape more. Denim, corduroy and upholstery fabric have low drape.

Do curtains lower electric bill?

Do window coverings save energy? The short answer is yes! The right window coverings can help keep unwanted heat out of your home in the summer by blocking light and sun heat. This can reduce your energy costs by as much as 25 percent!

Do insulated curtains save money?

Curtains with insulated linings can have R-values as high as R-6. Using insulating window treatments can save as much as 7 percent on utility bills each year. Thermal window treatments not only reduce heat loss and solar gain.