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Old 01-13-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: North Burb Chicago
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Looking for drapes for our family room.
We saw some velvet drapes online that *looked* good.

Anyone here currently have velvet drapes in your family room?
If so, do you like/hate them?

It *seems* like velvet drapes are more winter drapes because of how
thick they are and then come spring/summer, you switch to your lighter drapes.

Are there any pro/cons to having velvet drapes?
I think of lint as a con... but that's about it.

Thoughts?
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:24 PM
 
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If you have pets dont get them. The hair will cling like crazy!
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:33 PM
 
Location: North Burb Chicago
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LOL... no pets.
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Old 01-13-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Love velvet drapes - they are so rich looking and feeling. A while back a friend bought 6 panels of sage colored velvet drapes (on sale) from Pottery Barn ....she had the long side seam opened and beautiful fringe inserted and resewn....really fabulous looking. I think velvet drapes would work in quite a few types of decor and I don't think velvet is just for winter...not at all.

The only thing that I would insist upon is good quality, heavy lined velvet.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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I have white velvet drabes from Pottery Barn in my bedroom. They are very nice; no lint.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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Thoughts on velvet drapes?
Bordello!
Or maybe boudoir?
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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I have chenille, not quite as formal looking as velvet. They are quite heavy and have made a huge difference in how warm my living room has stayed so far this winter.
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