Custom Elegant Cost-Friendly Linen Drapes and Shades from TWOPAGES Curtains

Custom Elegant Cost-Friendly Linen Drapes and Shades from TWOPAGES Curtains

Getting your drapes the right size that fit your window beautifully is a challenge. Drapes that hang correctly and make your window look good are essential. Finding high-quality material is hard when ordering custom-sized drapes.  

Linen Drapes

 Then there is the problem of will the drapes you ordered fit your windows when they arrive. Ordering custom drapes can be a complex process. It isn't easy to get correct instructions on measuring your windows. You want the drapes you order to be the correct size.

custom drapes

Determining the look, you are going for: cottage-style, tailored, romantic, dramatic, elegant, sophisticated. 

In addition, you are making choices of which header type you want. Do you want a textured fabric or one that is smooth? Do you want shades or drapes? Or combine shades with drapes? Choosing sheers, semi-sheer, or blackout drapes must be considered.  Will you be combining sheers with solid panels for a layered look? So many choices, and where do you go to find out what each would look like when hung? Where do you go to order just the right drape? 

 There is Help for all Your Custom Drapery Concerns

TWOPAGES Curtains can solve all these concerns. You can dress your window the way you want. They understand that dressing your window the way you want is not something you often do. What you choose will be there for years to come. Make the right choice now, so you are happy for all those years. 

They offer custom-made shades and drapes in a variety of colors and styles. You can get top-quality linen material. Choose from a variety of headers and linings for your drapes. Or choose a variety of linen shades.  

Roman Shades bring Focus to Your Window

Roman shades give a more sophisticated look to your window than blinds. They are made of functional fabric panels. They bring beauty to your window as they transform the look and feel of your room. They can be made to fit inside the window frame, on the frame, or outside the window frame. 

 A cord and pulley raise and lowers the shades. When shades are raised, they stack in horizontal folds at the top of the window. Roman shades come in several styles. Cascade and Flat are looser styles. Pleated shades give a formal pressed look to your window area. 

TWOPAGES' Liz Roman Shade is 80% polyester and 20% linen blend. Headrail size is the same as roman shade width. The lift chain is on the right. These washable roman shades come in ample color choices. They will complement the interior of any room.

Roman Shades

Choose from unlined, privacy lining, or blackout lining. You can detach the aluminum rod and headrail to clean the shade. TWOPAGES recommend after washing to iron and level the assembly.  

shades

EDITH Customized Roman Shades, choose from beige, white, or chocolate. Installation hardware is included with your order.   

Choose from unlined, privacy lining, or blackout lining. You can detach the aluminum rod and headrail to clean the shade. TWOPAGES recommend after washing to iron and level the assembly. 

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TWOPAGES' Liz Customized Roman Shade is 80% polyester and 20% linen blend. Headrail size is the same as roman shade width. These washable roman shades come in several color choices. They will complement the interior of any room. 

The maximum width is 75 inches, and the maximum height is 120 inches. It takes 7-10 days to tailor your shades; add express shipping time of 3-6 days worldwide.

Choose from unlined, privacy lining, or blackout lining. You can detach the aluminum rod and headrail to clean the shade. TWOPAGES recommend after washing to iron and level the assembly. 

How to Measure for Roman Shades 

Measuring for Inside Mounted Shades

Roman Shades mounted on the inside of the frame have a clean look. 

Inside Mount: How to determine if you can mount your Roman Shades on the inside, the frame must be at least 2" deep. If not, you will have to go with the outside mount. 

1. Measure the Width inside the frame in three places, top, middle, and bottom. Measure from frame to frame. This will be the width of the roman shade. 

a. Sometimes windows are uneven. So, note down the shortest/smallest of the 3 (top, middle, and bottom) measurements for the width of the roman shade.

b. Deduct 3/8 inch from the width to ensure a proper fit inside the window frame.

2. Measure the Length, vertical height inside the frame in the left, middle, and right places. Measure from frame to frame. This will be the length/height of the roman shade.

a. For length, note down the longest of the 3 (left, middle, and right) measurements.

 These measurements ensure your roman shades will fit perfectly inside your window frame.

 Measuring for Outside Mounted Shades

 Outside Mount: Outside mounting can have the effect of making the window look wider or taller. The hardware is mounted to the wall, closer to the ceiling, or on the surface surrounding the window frame. 

1. Measure the horizontal width of the area you wish to cover. You can extend the shade out a bit more and make the window look much more expansive. 

a. Letting the shade extend from 1" to 3" on each side of the window blocks the light out. Add 2" to 6" inches to your frame to frame width measurement to block the light. 

2. Measure the vertical height of the window area you wish to cover. When mounted outside, the shade will cover about 10" to 12" of your window when the shade is pulled up.

a. By installing your roman shade 10" to 12" above your window keeps the shade from blocking the window. 

Install on the frame: The shade size could be the same or slightly smaller than the window size. 

Choose the Right Drapes for Your Window and Decor

How full do you want your drapes to look? They can be specially made in these different situations:

1. cover the window like a flat sheet - order the same width as your window

2. have a few medium waves - order one and a half times the width of your window

3. rich folds of traditional curtains - order twice the width of your window 

Other considerations come into play when measuring your windows. Header styles and where you place your curtain rods and hardware change the size. 

Header Styles to Choose From 

Twopage Curtains have several header styles to choose from. Each style makes a difference in the width and length of your drapery panel order. 

grommet

 Grommet:

Antique Bronze Grommet

Nickel Grommet

Aluminum Grommet

To measure curtains with grommets: measure from the top of the rod to where you want the curtain to finish. If your rod length is 100", multiply 2 times for fullness of folds and overlap. Or order 2 panels of 100" wide.

 

Pinch Pleated

Pinch Pleated

Pleat lengths are 3-1/8 “. Pleat depth is 1". Each pinch pleat is 5.5" - 6.5"  apart. Each panel width is the width with the pleats already set and is measured from left pleat end to right pleat end. Add 2“ on each side. If your rod length is 100"  add 4" to the width. This is for overlap and privacy. The result would be one panel of 110" or two panels of each 55" wide. 

Pinch pleated headers have double pleats and are more gathered than other headings. They have permanent sewn-in pleats for a more luxurious, tailored look. Triple pinch pleats can be specially made.

Goblet

Goblet

  Goblet heights are 3.5“. Goblets are 5.5" - 6.5" apart. Measure panel width from left goblet end to right goblet end. Allow 2" on each side for overlap. Measure the panel length from the eye ring to where you want the curtain to end.

If your rod is 100", add 4" to the width for overlap and gap privacy. Order one panel of 104" or 2 panels of 52" wide. Goblet curtains are gathered more than other headers. The permanent sewn-in goblet gives a more luxurious, tailored look. 

  Flat Hook

flat hook

Flat hook curtains have header heights of 3". Measure the length from the eye ring to where you want the curtain to end.

If your curtain rod length is 100", multiply by 1.5 times. This allows fullness, folds, and overlap. Thus, you would order two panels of each 75" to give a full 150" width.

Tab Top

tab top

Each tab height is 4". To determine the length of each panel. Measure from the top of the rod to where you want the drape to end. If your rod is 100", multiply 1.25  - 1.5 times. This will allow for fullness and folds. You would order two panels of 63" - 75" “ wide.

 

Rod Pocket

rod pocket

Each pocket height is 3 1/4" plus a 1" top flange. These curtains can be ordered without the top flange. If your rod length is 100", multiply 1.5 times to allow for fullness and folds. Then, you would order two panels of 75" wide each.

  

How to Measure for Drapes

 Measuring for Drapes when You have Rods Installed

 Rods already installed:  

1. Panel Length Measuring: measure from the rod to the floor. 

a. Subtract 1" if you want your drape to break on the floor. 

b. Subtract 1 ½” if you want the drape to clear the floor. 

c. Add 1" - 2" if you want the drape to puddle slightly on the floor. 

d. Add 3" - 4" if you want a dramatic heavy puddle on the floor. 

2. Panel Width: Measure the drapery rod from one side to the other except the end caps. 

3. Adding Fullness to the Appearance:

a. For a flat sheet look, add two “.  

b. For a few medium waves, add 1.5 times the width.  

c. For a full drape look, add 2 times the width. 

 

Measuring for Drapes when No Rods are Installed

No Rods Installed: 

1. Panel Length: Measure from the window top trim to the floor. 

a. Your curtain rod should be installed 6"-8" above the window. Therefore, add 6"- 8" to your length measurement. 

b. Subtract 1" if you want your drape to break on the floor. 

c. Subtract 1 ½” if you want the drape to clear the floor. 

d. Add 1" - 2" if you want the drape to puddle slightly on the floor. 

e. Add 3" - 4" if you want a dramatic heavy puddle on the floor. 

2. Panel Width: Measure the horizontal width of the window from trim to trim. 

a. For a professional look, draperies should hang 8" beyond the window on each side. Add 8" x 2 = 16" to the total width.

3. Adding Fullness to the Appearance:

a. For a flat sheet look, add two inches.  

b. For a few medium waves, add 1.5 times the width.  

c. For a full drape look, add 2 times the width. 

 

Elegant Custom Made Linen Drapes 

 

LIZ Curtain Drapery: 

LIZ Curtain Drapery

    Liz curtains can be custom made and are 80% Polyester, 20% Linen. These curtains are colorfast and machine washable. 

 

These drapes can be made to fit oversized windows. Extra size curtains with grommet, tab top, rod pocket header style have a maximum width of 106". Maximum width for pinch pleated panels is 58" if the length is over 102". The maximum length is 102". 

 

 

ISABELLA Curtain Drapery:

ISABELLA Curtain Drapery

Isabella drapes are 50% Cotton and 50% Linen. The front and back are the same texture and color. These curtains are machine washable. 

 

These drapes can be made to fit oversized windows. Extra size curtains with grommet, tab top, rod pocket header style have a maximum width of 106". Maximum width for pinch pleated panels is 58" if the length is over 102". The maximum length is 102". 

 

Lining options for Isabella curtains are: unlined, privacy, room darkening, blackout, thermal blackout. These lining options are available for extra size curtains as well. 

TWOPAGES Curtains specializes in making custom drapes for homes worldwide. Check out their website to find out many more window covering options available. They make homes look beautiful from the inside and the outside.