Ultimate Blackout Curtain Panel Liner | The curtain panel may be the fundamental part of a drapery system. Hung coming from a rod mounted across the window, panels usually are floor-length, but could also end on the window sash. The variations in the type of fabric, the way in which the cloth is coupled to the rod, the type of fold and cascade contribute to the aesthetic and functional design of the draperies.
Window curtains originally served a functional purpose-to moderate heat and lightweight. In eighteenth-century Europe, draperies begun to undertake an ornamental and also functional character. By the end of the century, elaborate designs involving multiple layers of draperies, ornate valances and cornices as well as a profusion of trimmings were used not simply at windows, and also around beds.
See also: Tropical Curtains Valances
Today, such elaboration can often be impractical, but both decorative and functional usage combines in the design of most drapes and window treatments. Draperies constitute an integral part of the interior design scheme for a room. The fabric and fashoins contribute to the ambience of the decor-formal, period, romantic, youthful or vintage, for example. The array of fabrics is extensive, including cottons, linen, velvet, man-made materials, barkcloth and many kinds of silk. Styles include tab-topped, eyelet or grommet, pleated and shirred.
Ready-made panels come in a variety of sizes, styles and materials, providing easy decorating solutions for most rooms and many kinds of windows. Standard lengths satisfy most installation needs, allowing the rod height being adjusted across the window to accommodate personal taste. Extra-long lengths may be added to tall windows, or perhaps be gracefully “puddled” on the floor. Rod-pocket sizes accommodate several standard pole diameters.