Last Updated on July 1, 2021 by Maria Brittis
If you love flowing drapes. You will be in for a treat when I show you how to puddle drapes for insanely beautiful look.
How To Puddle Drapes
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.
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
What Is Needed
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.
- Extra long drapes
- Drapery hooks
- Steamer or iron
How To Puddles Drapes
Puddling is the amount of extra drapery fabric that is puddled on the floor. It can add style and elegance to your drapes. I think it can add style to any room simple or elegant.
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 to puddle on the floor you will add either 1 2-4 inches or 4 6-8 inches.
- I inch puddle provides a very clean look, the drapes sit on the floor.
- 2 inch puddle, the most standard used today. its very elegant and it pool nicely on the floor. Anything over that is your preference. It’s definitely a more dramatic look.
- 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.
I choose the 2 -4-inch puddle. I felt it wasn’t over the top and added the perfect balance I was looking for.
Hope you enjoy how to puddle drapes!
This video helped us install our drapes