Most frequent questions and answers
Custom draperies are made to fit your window dimensions and your decor style. Draperies define the look of the room and in fact they make or break the room aesthetics. So it is important for your draperies or shades to have the perfect length and fullness so that it enhances the style of the room and not fall flat. Designers and lifestyle editors call window coverings as the soul of the room.
We know custom sizes are inaccessibly priced at other retail stores, but ours are not because we started Barn & Willow to make premium home decor more accessible.
We offer these 4 styles: Soft Top, Rod Pocket, Three-Pinch Pleat and Grommet style.Below are descriptions of each of them:
- Soft Top draperies make beautiful casual draperies, that can be opened and closed as the draperies are supplied with hooks to be installed with drapery rod rings. The soft top is considered a casual style that creates gentle folds for the drapery. The important part for soft top draperies is to select the right amount of fullness, so that when the drapery panels are drawn in, it forms fuller looking folds and gathers well instead of looking like a stretched sheet. Soft Top draperies automatically come with a rod pocket.
- Rod Pocket draperies are ideal as stationary draperies, since they are designed to hang on a drapery rod on each side of the window. This results in the softening of the window outline as well as addition of texture to the room. Since it does not hang from rings it may be difficult to draw the draperies often. Rod Pockets are automatically included with all our Soft Top draperies.
- Three-pinch pleated draperies feature pleats that are pinched either two or three inches from the top. Provides a structure and formal look. Great for living rooms or formal dining rooms.
- Grommet style offers a modern aesthetic with effortless style – it keeps a casual atmosphere while completing the room. Fabric extends about 1″ above the hardware.
Our draperies are made from the finest fabrics like certified 100% Organic cottons blends and linens, sourced from India’s finest linen and cotton mills. Our window coverings are stitched on demand as per your specifications by our expert craftsmen in our stitch factory in India. We ship out all products within 10 business days.
We recommend 7-8 rings per 50″ wide drapery panel. For pinch pleated draperies we recommend 10-12 rings per 50″ wide drapery panel. First, you would have to insert the pointed edge of each hook into the back tape. We recommend that you place each hook about 6″ apart (for a 50″ wide panel). Then the hooks would hang from the rings on the rod.
You can customize the length and width, pleat style and lining preference.
The cost of the curtain or shades entirely depends on the fabric, length/width dimensions and the pleat style. You can customize and see prices changes real-time.
We work directly with the factories that manufacture products for other high-end home decor brands. But by refusing to work with the fabricators, fabric wholesalers and traditional retail stores, we pass on the savings directly to you.
That’s totally up to you. Since every curtain is custom stitched, you can customize it based on your preferences. If you want a complete room darkening effect, select a Blackout Liner to line the curtains. If you want to just filter some light out then go with the Privacy Liner. The lining is always sewn directly to the drapery. We do recommend avoiding Unlined though in order to protect the fabric from too much sun damage over time.
We offer Privacy Lining that is 100% cotton and provides privacy and partial sun blockage.
We also use Blackout Lining that blocks out light entirely. Since blackout lining is thicker than privacy lining, it results in added volume to the drapery panel.
We believe in the goodness of natural fabrics and we try to avoid as much toxins as possible all across. None of our Belgian Linens and the Organic cotton fabrics have any synthetic materials in them and the mills these fabrics are produced in is certified for being environmentally safe as well.
We think that linens are the most luxurious fabrics and transforms a space most elegantly. We love Cottons and Wool too.
There may be a slight difference in color due to variations between dye lots. If you are planning on ordering the same color for multiple window treatments in your home, we recommend that you order them all at once to ensure that the fabric is from the same dye lot.
Professional dry cleaning is recommended (although all our fabrics are pre-washed and can be machine washed at certain temperature). For maintenance in between dry cleaning, just lightly shake the curtains or spot clean to remove any dust.
Unlined curtains can be hand washed in mild water temperature. Medium to hot temperature ironing recommended. Blackout lined curtains should always be professionally dry cleaned.