Example: Standard Fullness Velvet Draperies
This treatment demonstrates five of the top reasons why a designer might opt for standard fullness rather than deluxe fullness.
1. The space to be treated is not wide ( also recessed in this example)
2. The fabric is costly.
3. The fabric is thick.
4. The fullness of the side panels is not the focal point of the design.
5. The lower portion of the drapery is somewhat hidden from view.
This is also a good photo to point out how length affects the appearance of the side panels. In this design, the decorative sheers end at the top of the baseboard. (It is possible the sheers have shrunk from cleaning, but the length appears intentional, because they strike exactly at the top of the moulding.) This is considered incorrect in residential design, but it may be preferred in homes that are toured. We recommend a length of 1" less than the outer drapery for sheers and under layers.
When the side panels clear the floor, the drapery can't fan out across the floor. The drapery will hang straight down from the holdback point. Please be aware of the potential for weakness in the lower half of the design if standard fullness is chosen. Heavy puddling is not the only way to create fullness at the bottom. We can create a short break (like trousers striking the top of a shoe) across the entire drapery even when it is pulled back by cutting the hem at an angle.
We plan each drapery for the space that it will occupy. There is no charge for this service when we begin with any fabric shown in our online store. With 27 years experience in pattern making and drapery fabrication, we are able to plan treatments of any degree of difficulty for you no matter where you live.