In this new series, "Design Details," we want to share with you several ways you can add a custom feel to areas and items in your home. Whether it be through built-ins, sewing some details on a pillow, or adding moldings to a plain hallway, we want to give our expert tips and advice on how to achieve a designer look with what you already have.
Today we want to share our thoughts on adding that extra bit of pizazz to your window treatments. We love the tapes and trims you see on drapes in design magazines. That little bit of trim running down what we call "the leading edge" of drapery panels is the perfect detail to make your existing curtains look custom. Trims add so much more depth and texture to a space.
Just think, if these curtains didn't have trims they would look much more like a pre made panel or shade. It's the details like this that make the experience of being in the space so much more memorable in person. Here are a couple more inspiring concepts using trims, down both edges in a bay window or a double edge of trim offset from the leading and bottom edge.
Adding a little trim to a pre-made panel is a great way to get a custom look but for a lot less money. You can find lots of fun trims online as well as at fabric stores. Which is your favorite?