Tips For Decorating
With Swag Curtains

Swag curtains are some of the most popular window treatments for a variety of very good reasons. They are practical and can be elegant or more simplistic. Depending on the fabric and style that you select they can be the perfect match for virtually any window in a home or office space.

Swag Curtains

There are a great many different styles of swag type curtains. Working with a master seamstress that has years of experience in interior design work is highly recommended to get just the style of swag drapery that will enhance your decor and highlight the mood you want to create.

A window treatment specialist can also be helpful in avoiding common mistakes that people make when choosing curtains, fabrics and when hanging them in the room. These mistakes can take a lovely swag curtain and make it look out of place or not at all what you wanted.

New Swags

Old styles of swag curtains were fairly predicable. They tended to be purely decorative in function and usually very standard in their style. They often were separate from the curtain itself and often appeared to be an add-on to cover a curtain rod or to help keep some light out of the room.

New styles of swags are a far cry from the old styles you probably associate with your Grandmother's formal dining room curtains. New swags tend to be more airy and light in appearance or actually be a part of the curtain itself.

The material used to create the gently looping style of fabric over the curtain rod then flows down the window on either side to create a spectacular and dramatic window treatment. Finding a seamstress for hire to create this look is not always easy, but it is well worth the time. It takes years of experience to perfect the art of constructing swags and cascades

Swags In Bedrooms And Baths

A bedroom is a perfect location for a romantic style of swag. The gently flowing fabric of the curtains can be shaped to create an arch within the window and drape down the sides. This is a wonderful accent if you have roll up or traditional blinds. The curtains can be lacy, trimmed in an accent colour that matches your room or they can be a patterned fabric that provides a focus.

The bathroom is a natural place for swags. Typically bathroom window treatments are not used to block light, so using a coordinating swag is a great way to add a touch of pizzazz to an otherwise predictable room.

Swag curtains are a great option for so many rooms in the house. Working with a professional that has experience in designing custom window coverings is a perfect way to choose a style that is perfect for your needs.

If you are ready to hire a professional seamstress, click on our estimate request link to the right. Or if you are an interior designer, request a wholesale account.

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"The draperies that Sally designed and installed in our living room and dining room are timeless and elegant, and she helped make the whole process fun and carefree."
- Z. Elrod, Nashville, TN

"Sally created the perfect curtain for our front door. We wanted something that would give us some privacy but allow light in. The hour-glass shape is so flattering from the outside and also the inside. Sally is so easy to work with and her work is outstanding. I can't wait for Bellagio's to start our next project."
- R. Mitchell, Franklin, TN

"Sally was attentive to my needs and easy to work with - the window treatments were quickly completed and installed and the final work product was very professionally done and exceeded my expectations."
- R. Jones, Murfreesboro, TN

"Sally helped me design and create the perfect window treatments, incorporating all the fabrics I had in my bedroom. The draperies were very well made and the bedding was gorgeous. She was a delight to work with and I hope to use her again soon."
- T. Rodgers, Murfreesboro, TN