How to Create the Perfect Drapery

Custom Drapery ProjectOur customers love custom drapery for its softness and versatility. Whether you’re looking for a simple valance or floor to ceiling drapery panels, your new fabric window covering project will add beauty, warmth, and style to your room.  At Windo VanGo serving the Baltimore area, our experienced designers will work with you to select the perfect fabric and pattern for your custom draperies. The key to a successful drapery project is in the planning. Working with a designer to plan out your project will save you time and money. Let’s walk through the steps below.

Budget for Custom Drapery

First we need to understand your budget. There are custom drapery options to fit most any budget, but knowing what you have to work with is a critical first step in planning your project. Once you crunch the numbers, we can focus on the fun parts of drapery design.

Drapery Function

Sometimes the purpose of drapery is simply style, but sometimes drapery does more than just look nice. What is the main function of your drapery?

  • Privacy
  • Light control
  • Insulation
  • Frame the window
  • Decoration
  • Movable or stationary
  • Left draw, right draw, center draw


Drapery Styles and Colors

There are hundreds of fabrics, colors, styles, hardware, etc. to choose from. What are your color and fabric preference?

  • Primary color?
  • Secondary color?
  • Accent colors?

Custom fabric window treatments can tie together any decorating style or theme. What is your decorating style?

  • Contemporary
  • Traditional
  • Modern
  • Cottage


The size of your window, as well as the wall and overall room, makes a difference in your drapery design. How long do you want your draperies?

  • Hitting the floor or sill
  • Puddling on the floor

Considering our fabric and pattern selection, there are truly hundreds of different options for your drapery. To get us started down the right path, what style drapery are you considering?

  • Pinch pleat
  • Grommet
  • Rod pocket
  • Tie top
  • Top ring


How your new drapery project is mounted affects its look and function. Where is your drapery going to be mounted?

  • Above the frame
  • Wider than the fame so the draperies mount off the window


Drapery is beautiful on its own, but also works well as a complement to blinds and shades. Will your custom drapes standalone or work with blinds existing blinds ad shades?

  • Drapery is the primary window covering
  • Drapery will complement existing blinds and shades

Custom Drapery in Baltimore

Windo VanGo is the premier Hunter Douglas Gallery in the Baltimore, MD, area, serving residential and commercial clients throughout the counties of Baltimore, Baltimore City, Howard, Carroll, Hartford, and Anne Arundel. Contact us today for a design consultation!