Decorative Drapery is the Ultimate Touch to Parties Grand or Small!
From the glitz dreamscapes of luxe weddings to the adorable backdrops of dessert tables at children’s parties, decorative drapery has become the must-have for any Wedding or Event Planner. Because this killer trend is here to stay, we are here to teach you insider tips to getting professional results from your Pipe & Drape set every time!
Before we can start spilling trade secrets, let’s cover fundamentals. There are no shortcuts on the way to professional results if you want your event to look its best. To get the best look, you must start with the best equipment. You may have noticed tutorials on Pinterest or Youtube for DIY contraptions for hanging drapery using PVC Pipe, but not only do these set ups look unprofessional, but they also have the potential to pose a serious safety hazard.
The first step in obtaining a professional results begins with your pipe set
. You do not have to invest in a top of the line Pipe Set right away, however CV Linens offers Pipe Set kits with parts which can be upgraded, allowing your Pipe Set to expand right along with your ambitions! The same principles ring true when it comes to selecting Drapery
. When it comes to choosing Drapery and seeking a professional result, it begins with professional Drapery. Professional Drapes will wrinkle less, properly cut and constructed, and give you an overall more polished result.
Sheer Black Voile Drapes Demonstrate the Secret to Getting the Look
Have you ever noticed how a professional decorator’s drapery will look more voluminous and luxurious than a DIY drapery set up? The secret to getting the look is the number of Drapery Panels to achieve fullness! In this demonstration, we used our Sheer Voile Black drapery
Sure, one or two panels may be able to stretch across a crossbar, but to give your drapery that star quality go for the gold and load your crossbar with several panels! When it comes to hanging your drapes, the puckers at the top of your drape are your friend. The bunched up fabric on the crossbar equates to a luscious, full flow of drapery!
Getting it Right Every Time
The first step in protecting your investment is properly caring for your Pipe Set and Drapery; whether you plans include reselling or reusing, take care when disassembling your Pipe Set. Be sure your Uprights
are all contracted and accounted for. We recommend our Upright Carry Bags for transporting and storing your uprights, try to store Crossbars and Bases in bags or boxes away from areas where they can avoid weather and water damage.
After your event is finished, take your drapes down and allow them to air out by either vertically hanging outdoors or inside in the dryer (if the fabric allows) then fold away neatly and store. Always iron or steam your drapes before each use to make sure your drapery looks its best.
Lets recap the can’t-fail steps to success for Professional Secrets to Drapery:
- Start with quality materials
- Choose your number of panels
- Press or steam your linens before your event
- Properly store your pipe sets and drapery after your event
Following these easy steps will put you on the road to looking like a professional decorator!
How Do You Decorate With Pipe & Drapes?
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