Our Favorite Custom Drapery Styles | JC Licht


Our Favorite Custom Drapery Styles

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Hunter Douglas Drapery available at JC Licht

You can’t go wrong with custom drapery. No matter what’s new and now in Chicago, drapery will always be in the mix of it. Choosing custom drapery opens up a whole new world of possibilities for your window treatments, and we’re sharing our favorite styles. 

Casual Chic Tab-Top

When it comes to casual chic drapery, tab-top panels are our go-to style. Many people believe tab-top panels are solely for farmhouse or cottage-style decor, but that’s definitely not true. Casual chic is not a code name for bargain basement finds; the aesthetic features premium fabrics and accents but has a warm, welcoming vibe. 

It’s a popular choice for those decors because they often feature checks or florals, and the extra fabric used to make the tabs is an excellent way to display a print or pattern you love. Do you prefer bold, geometric prints? Make it happen! The tabs create a focal point, which gives you an excellent reason to splurge on high-end hardware with attention-grabbing finials. Moving tab-top drapery across its rod can be challenging, so we recommend using the style on windows that are more about fashion than function. 


Drapery is destined to be floor length, but extending it to your ceiling takes the aesthetic appeal up several notches. The look is upscale and impactful. Regardless of your window’s size, installing drapery at the ceiling will make them appear larger and your room more spacious. 

Two-finger pinch pleats and luxurious fabric, like silk or velvet, make this drapery style a perfect fit for elegant areas in your home. You can also work this look into more laidback spaces by using lightweight material and a rod and grommet header. 

Hunter Douglas Drapery available at JC Licht

Old Meets New With Custom Drapes

Some things never go out of style; little black dress, we’re looking at you. The fabric and hemline may change with the times, but the basic idea remains constant; a basic foundation that you can dress up or down for any occasion. Custom drapes are the ideal complement to the clean lines of traditional design but can easily take on a modern persona with texture and statement-making hardware. 

Classic style can come across as uptight, but adding modern touches creates a refined yet inviting aesthetic. The texture of linen drapes makes them an exceptional choice for modern classic style. If you prefer more traditional fabrics, go for a layered look with sheer and opaque panels in bold colors. Shades of gray, like dove and charcoal, look outstanding together and have a distinctively modern vibe. 

Choose Your Favorite Drapery Styles at JC Licht

Let the custom drapery experts at JC Licht help you find the perfect style for your Chicago home. We are the area’s premier destination for Hunter Douglas window treatments, Benjamin Moore paint, and upscale wallpaper

Visit one of our many showrooms across the Midwest or schedule an in-home consultation. You can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products for the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!


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