Curtains and Curtain Rods
Importance of curtains and draperiesYou cannot do without windows in any room. Fresh air, sunlight, picturesque views, all are required for an ideal home. It is so refreshing to get up in the morning and have a glimpse of the rising sun and other gifts of nature from your windows. But as the sun sets, there is a need to draw the curtains to avoid unwanted attention. Thus, we want curtains in our bedrooms and other rooms as well! Pretty lace curtains for kitchens are decorative and can easily cover the windows. Curtains are a necessity in bathrooms. There are special curtains made for this very purpose. Shower curtains are for shower areas and are very useful when it comes to keeping the bathroom floor dry. Water from the shower is restricted to the shower area only. It also gives a feeling of security if the shower curtain is in place. You can enjoy your shower to the fullest. Whether a shower curtain or drapes ,for the living room or bedroom, choice is based on factors such as requirements, the style element and the durability. There are curtains in varieties of fabrics, colors, patterns, designs etc.
Types of drapes or curtains
Pinch pleated draperyThe curtains come in lined as well as unlined variety as per the requirements. This style of drapery is most commonly used and preferred. If you want to completely eliminate sunlight from your rooms, you can opt for the lined variety and if you want traces of sunlight entering your room, go for the unlined variety.
Tab top drapesThe curtains have loops so that the rods can easily slide through them, very convenient to use, low maintenance and are available in lined and unlined varieties.
Grommet top drapesMetal, rubber or plastic rings inserted in the fabric to make way for the rod. These are also easy to maintain, affordable drapes, available in lined, unlined varieties.
Clip top drapesThe fabric is secured to the rod with clips. These drapes come in lined and unlined variety. Pocket top drapes This style gives the appearance of a pocket, available in lined and unlined variety as per your convenience.
Ruffled pocket topA slight variation from pocket top drapes, the added feature is the ruffled look, also available line or unlined.
Tie top curtainsSimple! Just tie the straps together, choose from lined or unlined.
ValancesThese are decorative drapes at the top portion of the window basically to hide the fittings. Some varieties are:
- Pinch pleated valance
- Balloon valance
- Continental valance
- Embassy valance
- Halo valance
- Scarf valance
Fabrics that are used for curtains and draperiesSilk fabrics, cotton fabrics, linen fabrics, woven fabrics, polyester fabrics, embroidered fabrics, warp knitted fabrics, shower curtain fabrics etc.
Silhouette blindsAre you looking for something that will cover your windows, provide privacy and at the same time allow a little sunlight into your rooms? The answer is Silhouette blinds. These blinds filter the rays and fill your room with soft light.
Curtain rodsAll the above mentioned drapes and curtains have no existence without the rods to hold them!
Curtain rods come in different materials and styles to match all kinds of drapes. Check out our collection! We offer drapery rods, wall brackets ,clip rings , hold backs, link rings from Umbra in different finishes like brass, black and pewter.Wall Brackets are supports for mounting objects on walls or in other words they take the weight of other objects. Adjustable wall brackets from umbra come in brass, black and pewter finishes. The unique feature is the adjustability of these brackets.
Hold Backs from umbra come in antique bronze, matt black and nickel finishes.
Clip Rings or link rings are essential for holding the drapes or the curtains. Clip rings from umbra are metal rings and are capable f holding curtains with elegance
Drapery panels on both sides of the window look classy. They also provide privacy .Panels can be made from different fabrics depending on individual choice. Check out the cube drapery panels from umbra in pure cotton!