Friday, December 19, 2014

Our Favorite Design Tips For Your Home

Discover different ways to showcase your home with a few of our favorite design tips. Incorporating different design elements is a way to create a place you love coming home to.

DESIGN TIP: A valance may be a simple touch you need to finish a room.

DESIGN TIP: To create an illusion of a taller window, hang curtains 4-6 inches above the window frame.
DESIGN TIP: Treat multiple windows or doorways as one group to create a cozy, intimate feel. Use one rod that spans the length of the area, and add curtain panels to soften the space but not block the light. This will create a cohesive look to the room.

DESIGN TIP: Not sure what color to use? A great designer tip is to pull some clothes from your closet and see what colors you gravitate towards. It will be a clue as to what to use in your home.

DESIGN TIP: Two story rooms can be difficult to decorate. For added tallness take the window treatments to just above each window's frame for a grand feel.

DESIGN TIP: If you have a sloped ceiling, paint your entire room and ceiling the same color. It can create a uniform, monochromatic look for your room and the illusion of a cozier space.
DESIGN TIP: Create symmetry in a room with your drapery for an elegant and balanced look.
DESIGN TIP: Arched windows are beautiful, but can be difficult when it comes to window treatments. Just because the window is curved, does not mean you need to cover it that way. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

8 Beautiful Living Rooms To Inspire Decorating Ideas

The living room is an important space in your home. It is where family and friends convene to spend time together, have great conversation, or simply bond watching television and movies. Having a room that is comfortable, as well as stylish will have your guests feel relaxed. Here are some beautiful living rooms with various decorating ideas and styles that will help you visualize the room you want. 

Depth Brought To Living Room With Pillows and Drapes:
Neutral Decor With Plush Couch And Coffered Ceiling:

Elegant Living Room With Symmetric Window Treatments:

A Wall Of French Doors Creates Light For This Living Room:
Uniform Color Making For A Cozy Monochromatic Space:

Window Treatments Used To Anchor Two Story Living Room:

Luxurious Curtains Bring Warmth To Living Room:

Modern Living Room With Simple Accessories:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Choosing the Right Window Treatment

With so many window treatments available, choosing the best option can be intimidating. Read on for some quick tips on choosing the right window dressings for your home.
Consider the Main Function of the Room
Different rooms require different window treatments, so dismiss the idea that the window treatments throughout your home should match. Draperies provide a great deal of versatility. With several lining options available, it is easy to create a customized window treatment, whether you need light and sound insulation or you prefer to allow sunlight to filter in.
Determine the Window’s Primary Function
Does the window provide a beautiful view or natural sunlight? Sheers and lightweight draperies provide privacy while still allowing light to come into the room.
Choosing Your Color
To choose the best color for your window treatment, decide whether you want it to blend in or whether you want it to make a statement. For a window treatment that blends in, choose a color that is the same tone as your wall color, but a few shades darker. To make the window treatment pop, choose a bold color that complements your décor.

Are you looking for help? Our design service can give you the direction you need to choose the right window treatment.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Four Ways to Create a Cozy Space

Designing a space that is both comfortable and sophisticated is simple. By incorporating a few design elements, you can create a place to which you love coming home.

Keep Blankets Close By

To create a cozy and comfortable space, keep throws, blankets or quilts within reach. Incorporating a variety of patterns and textures will allow you to create visual interest.

Bring in Natural Elements

Potted plants bring natural beauty to your dining room table, front foyer table or end tables. Opt for indoor greenery, low-maintenance succulents, cactus or flower arrangements to design an inviting space.

Create a Layered Look

As the weather gets cooler, layering is a simple way to bring warmth to your décor. In addition to incorporating blankets and throws that warm up both you and your living space, layering other decorative elements can create interest and depth. Add pillows, artwork or rugs to make your room come alive.

Find a Style You Like and Make It Your Own

When giving your living space a makeover, browsing magazines and websites is a great way to identify what appeals to you. While it may be tempting to recreate the look piece by piece, you can design a more inviting space by incorporating personal touches. Display family heirlooms or items that remind you of places that you’ve been, or express yourself in the art pieces you select.
Are you looking for inspiration? A design service can give you the direction you need in creating a space that is cozy and unique.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Top Design Tips For Home Decorating

Are you ready to give your living space a fresh look?  Use these design tips to guide you through your next design project.

Choose a Color Scheme: Create a feeling of continuity and coordination in your living space by choosing a color scheme.  For maximum impact, follow the 60/30/10 rule. Choose a dominant color for sixty percent of your space; a complementary color for thirty percent; and an accent color for ten percent.

Pick a Point of Interest: A lack of a focal point, or too many points of interest, can make a room feel cluttered and busy. By choosing a feature or two to stand out, you can anchor the room and create a sense of order.

Incorporate Texture: From richly-colored drapes to plush rugs, utilizing texture in your living space creates a warm and inviting environment.  In a monochromatic color scheme, texture can be used in place of color for a visually interesting space.

Lighting: Choose a feature in the room that you want to accentuate, and plan your lighting accordingly.  From chandeliers to floor lamps, there are many options for choosing the right lighting for your space.

Little Changes have a Big Impact: Maybe you don’t have the time, money or desire for a massive design overhaul.  By switching out accent pillows, adding a rug or window treatments, you can give your room a whole new look.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Getting Your Home Ready For The Holidays

Now that fall has arrived, that means the holidays are right around the corner. As you start to plan you may also want to remember to start getting your home ready as well. Regal Drapes designer Joanne Sliva suggests you look at your home with scrutiny, and use a guest's eyes to see it as it is. Here are some tips and advice on how to prepare as you look around your home:

The Entry: As people enter your home, this will be their first impression. Is there a mat at the door for guests to wipe their feet? Maybe you want to add a plant or some fresh flowers to welcome your guests. Is there a tired window treatment in the hallway that could use some updating?

Living Room: As people gather, this room will be where people sit back and reconnect. Do you have enough seating and lighting? Look at your window treatments. Can the drapes be dressed to perfection with a valance?  How about adding tiebacks?

Dining Room: This room becomes more popular during the holidays as people sit down to eat together. Do you have fresh table linens and enough table settings for your guests? If you need to update the drapes, do so in a contrasting fabric to pull in another color in the room and bring the room together.

Kitchen: This is a popular place to gather as guests help out the host or naturally congregate as they enjoy the season's delicious treats and drinks. Add a Roman shade or valance to bring attention to the window as part of the decor.

Powder Room: It's small but people have plenty of time to look around.  Something lovely and detailed like a shaped or layered treatment will bring interest and dress up the room in a big way for that small window.

Joanne Sliva is a soft furnishings designer at who loves helping customers beautify their home. She has a passion for advising on paint colors, furniture arrangements and accessories. Previously she had her own workroom, "Beautiful Windows" helping customers with home decor. In her spare time, she loves updating her own 1930's English Tudor home.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What Goes Into Making A Regal Drape?

Quality. That is the cornerstone of our business. We proudly hand make all of our custom drapery in our state of the art workroom in New Jersey. So what exactly goes into making a Regal Drape? Once our customer selects the style and fabric using our Design Tool we provide a meticulously handcrafted product using the finest of details:

BLIND-STITCHED HEMS provide a clean tailored look. The hemming process takes the unfinished edge of the fabric and wraps it into a beautiful straight line. The fabric is then sewn using a blind-stitch machine. This processes conceals the thread on the visible side of the drape leaving a clean hem.


CLEAR MONO FILAMENT THREAD is ultra-durable, has no color and blends onto any fabric. We use this thread on most of our drapery to ensure that only the beautiful drapery fabric is visible, and not the thread joining it. It is specially formulated to hold up against extreme sunlight exposure ensuring a longer life for your custom drape.

HAND-SEWN CORNERS reinforces the drapery ensuring a quality long lasting drape. Blind stitching makes for gorgeous hems where the thread is almost invisible creating crisp clean lines.

BOTTOM WEIGHTS are placed at all corners of the drapery to ensure an even luxurious hang.

CAREFULLY MATCHED PATTERNS allows us to join several lengths together to make a wider drape. Drapery fabric typically comes in 54 to 60 inch widths(we simply do not carry any smaller widths). A pattern presents a challenge in that it has to be cut and matched perfectly otherwise it will look completely off. Our craftsmen take great care to carefully cut and join panels to create a perfect match that is only noticeable when looked at up close.

5” BUCKRAM HEADINGS are used on all of our pleated and flat panels. This stiffening agent creates a crisp look that only comes with custom made drapery. The buckram also helps to control and set the folds on your drapery.

DRAPERY HOOKS are pre-install on all flat panel and pleated drapery. This makes it easier to take the drape out of the box and hang. Drapery hooks can be readjusted to increase / decrease the vertical coverage of the drapery.

LINING OPTIONS are provided as an added benefit to provide more fullness to the drape while protecting the fabric from the suns harmful rays. Our basic option is Sateen Lining (sometimes called privacy) but we also offer Thermal Lining (dim out), Black Out Lining (complete light blockage), and Interlining (add additional body and fullness).

Each drapery undergoes multiple checks before it ever leaves our workroom. We are so confident about the quality of our product that we are the only drapery company that offers a 100% refund on custom made product. This level of commitment is what ensures that our customers receive a product worthy of being called a Regal Drape©.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Enter To Win $500 Towards Custom Window Treatments From Regal Drapes!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Seeing Is Believing - Our Online Design Tool

Wouldn't it be nice to see a home improvement project completed before you pay for it? Well now you can! Using our interactive Design Tool, you can see a picture of what you room will look like with new custom drapes before you spend the money on them.

Our online Design Tool is easy to use and guides you through the entire process. To begin, visit our Design Tool and select 'Room'. Match your room by setting your room size and selecting 'Wall Color', 'Floor' and other attributes.

Regal Drapes Design Tool

Next select the 'Windows' tab and select windows and doors that match your room. Be sure to add in the measurements for the exact look and feel of the room. You can even select the view out of the window! Follow it up by selecting the 'Drapes' tab to pick your style and fabric. Optional selections include hardware, lining, sheers and drape borders.

Select Fabric For Your Custom Drapes
Select Fabric For Your Custom Drapes

Be sure to save your design so you can refer back to it if anything should change. We also offer a service where you can request up to 10 FREE fabric samples to make sure they are suitable for your project. Just visit to request samples. If you still are unsure if your project works for your home, we have professional designers on staff to help assist you. Just give us a call at (800) 256-5005. If you are still not satisfied, we offer a 100% Guarantee - You can't beat that!

Best of luck on your home design project and we hope you have as much fun with our Design Tool as we do!