If you love flowing drapes. You will be in for a treat when I show you how to create insanely beautiful drapes by puddling them.
My grandmother lived in an old Victorian house when I was a small child. I remember her silky drapes were very long and thought why are these so long she should cut them. But they were styled to puddle. That was the look back then.
Have you ever bought drapes that were long and needed to be hemmed? Don’t bother, you can create insanely beautiful drapes by puddling them. I wished I knew about puddling years ago. Puddles are extra drapery that is spilled or “puddled” onto the floor. It creates style and elegance to your drapes
In my opinion, windows can be a tricky and difficult thing to shop for drapes. They are pretty pricey and after countless views and estimates, the best deal I found for shopping for quality drapes was through pottery barn. If you know how to sew don’t bother because the fabric will cost even more than buying them. I could have chosen less expensive drapes through an alternative source but then I could not have fun puddling away. This was the highlight of my bedroom.
Puddling is the amount of extra drapery fabric that is puddled on the floor. It can add style and elegance to your drapes
What you need is to figure out how much puddle is right for your drapes. Puddles can range from 1 to 10 inches and can create an amazing look to your draperies. Here are some measurement ideas.
If you want them to puddle perfectly on the floor you will add either 1 inch, 2-4 inches, or 6-8 inches.
I inch puddle: Provides a very clean look, the drapes just sit on the floor.
2-4 Inch Puddle: The most standard used today. It’s very elegant and it pools nicely on the floor.
6-8 Inch Puddle: This is the most extreme puddle and it’s what I used on my drapes, the extra length creates a more dramatic look.
For my curtains here in this post I choose the 2 -4-inch puddle.