There is a huge variety of different types of curtains or drape styles to choose from an the ones you end up with will depend very much on your own aesthetic needs. One of the more popular styles of drapes are grommet drapes.
Grommet drapes are made by making eyelet holes near the top of the curtains and inserting metal grommets to finish the edge. The grommets are placed equidistant from each other so the curtain folds are of an even size. It is easy to slide the curtain rod through the grommet holes which makes hanging these curtains a snap. These curtains are ideal for larger windows or to cover up a sliding door for privacy because the grommets slide along the curtain rod for easy opening and closing.
Grommet drapes are a great option for turning traditional curtains sleek and modern. Pleated curtains add volume and folds, and curtains with rod pockets are more structured and fitted to the rod. Grommet drapes combine aspects from both of these traditional curtain types. Grommets are made of metal like the curtain rod, so the curtain is held up with some structured materials, and the curtains gain more folds as they are opened.
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Grommet drapes are not always sold with the curtain rod, so it is important to note what the color of the grommets are. If the grommets are made of sleek silver, a coordinating silver curtain rod would be the best match. The drapes can be made of various materials. Silk looks especially nice when they are used with grommets because the traditional fabric is made more modern by the newer hanging design. Silk drapes which were once confined to pleats and fitted curtain rod pockets can be turned loose with grommet drapes.
These types of drapes are good to use in a children's play area within the home because the children can easily slide the windows open at their height without pulling on the fabric or standing on a chair. They can also be used to dress windows which get too much sunlight during the day, or windows which are across from televisions or computer screens. If there is too much sunlight during the afternoon the drapes can be opened in the morning and shut when the sun is streaming in the room, and can also be shut to eliminate glare.
Although the usual way to get grommet drapes is to go out and either buy them ready made from a store or to have them made for you using measurements of the window. However if you are handy with the sewing machine there is not too much involved in making them yourself. The difficult part is inserting the grommets themselves but as long as you proceeded carefully it’s a task that shouldn’t be too onerous.
Grommet drapes are the kind of soft furnishings that appear to be simply designed yet they look good and they serve the purpose they are designed for admirably.