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Getting Drapery Vocabulary Right!

Posted by Misti On July 6th

If you aren’t very skilled in the world of drapery hardware vocabulary, creating the perfect window treatment can be a difficult task. Knowing what the item is can make all the difference in creating a fabulous window treatment. Drapery tiebacks or curtain tiebacks are one of the most easily confused items as they can be referred to by a variety of names. Metropolis Iron takes the many names and lumps them under the drapery medallion category. Some common names are drapery holdbacks, curtain holdbacks, drapery holders, and curtain holders. These are general names that refer to drapery hardware that is used to hold the curtain in an open position.

A large portion of drapery hardware is named by its shape or design rather than its purpose. Drapery medallions and curtain medallions are the most popular and stylish of these types of drapery decorations. These types of drapery hardware were initially created in the shape of a medallion, but over time have evolved to include an array of custom designs. Metropolis Iron offers one of the largest lines of this type of drapery decoration and works with interior designers, drapery workrooms and distinctive customers to create cutting edge designs. Another design style is the drapery knob or curtain knob. This items name gives away its style as it features a knob design. Another example of this type of drapery hardware is the drapery rosette or curtain rosette. This design generally features a rose or floral design and dates back to the mid Victorian age.

Other pieces of drapery hardware derive their name from their function. Scarf holders are designed to hold up scarf window or door treatments. Swag holders allow you to create a unique or a layered look for your window treatment design. For areas in your home that won’t allow for a traditional curtain rod to be hung, drapery hangers, curtain hangers, drapery brackets, curtain brackets, drapery hooks, and curtain hooks can help to create an attractive solution.

By any name you choose to call them, drapery hardware pieces can dress up the most drab window treatment and add a stylish aspect to any situation.