Thinking Of Installing Window Treatments In Your Campton, NH Home? Rod Ladman’s Window Designs Can Be Your One-Stop Shopping For Blinds, Shades, Curtains, Drapes, And Much More!
We are a full service Hunter Douglas dealer that sells, installs and repairs these high quality window treatments, Not only in the greater Campton New Hampshire area, but anywhere in Grafton, Carroll, Belknap, and Merrimack counties
We have partnered with a skilled artisan and fabricator who creates beautiful custom-made soft furnishings in her workroom. This gives our customers the unique ability to choose from either the standard catalog of Hunter Douglas products, or opt for unique, one of a kind treatments that are created from your vision.
We’re in the window treatment business for over 40 years, but still love to meet new clients. We would like to come out to your Campton NH home and discuss your window decor needs Our consultation and measuring services are always completely free with absolutely no obligation
Please feel free to ask us about our:
- Window Blinds
- Vertical Blinds
- Venetian Blinds
- Wooden Blinds
- Window Shades
- Roller Shades
- Custom-Made Drapery
- Faux Wood Blinds
- Pleated Shades
- Roman Shades
- Solar Shades
- Room-Darkening Shades
- Custom-Made Valances
- Custom-Made Cornices
- Cellular Shades
- Woven Wood Shades
- Plantation Shutters
- Custom-Made Curtains
- Custom-Made Sheers
- Custom-Made Roman Shades
- Drapery Hardware
Looking for custom-made Draperies, Curtains, Valances, etc?, please see our sister site Draperies NH
Think of fabric as character you can buy by the yard. Pick the right pattern, and a room can easily assume whatever personality you choose.
Make an attitude adjustment- Fabric patterns , like people, have distinct personalities, some have more formal attitude than others. Before you can select a fabric, decide how casual or formal you want your room to be.If you’re a formal traditionalist, a rich damask or brocade will quickly convert that personal preference, If, on the other hand, you’re the feet-up type, country Gingham or casual awning stripes could be your choice, AS you shop, consider these steps
- Check out the shopping sources- if you are planning to have a professional do the work, drapery and upholstery shops, furniture stores, and interior designers are all good sources
- Buy decorating fabrics, not garment fabrics, because they are durable but not intended to be washed or dry cleaned often like clothing. They are typically sold in 54-inch widths. Order all the fabric you need at one time
- Collect swatches- take samples of carpet, wall coverings, paint, and other fabrics along as you shop. Once you’ve found a fabric or two that you like, borrow samples-as many as possible. Put samples in the room where you want to use them and observe them in changing light over a day
Fabric Terms To Know
Before you work with your designer on picking fabrics for either Drapes and window treatments, or furniture and bedcovers, brush up on some of these most common fabric terms.
- BROCADE: Used in fine, formal upholstery. it has raised surface patterns resembling embroidery
- CHINTZ: The thick needle punched designs on this fabric have gone from bedspreads and robes to casual upholstery
- DAMASK: In a variety of fibers and weights with textural contrast between satiny and dull, damask makes lush, durable draperies and upholstery inherently formal, it can take on a more casual look when used for washable loose-fitting slipcovers
- MATELASSE: The double weave of this fabric gives it an embossed look, Long used in elegant bedcovers, it now appears throughout the house
- MOIRE: Noted for a shimmery finish that looks like watermarks or wood grain. It has a very traditional appearance
- PLISSE: Puckered stripes give it the look of overscaled seersucker. It has a casual feeling but can blend into traditional schemes
- TOILE DE JOUY: A tightly woven fabric with a pictorial printed in one color on a neutral ground. Toiles show off best on large seating, walls, and drapery panels.
- STRIE: Slightly varied warped thread colors produce an irregular streaked effect. The subtle pattern makes it a good mixer in casual or more formal themes.
- TAFFETA: Crisp plain-weave fabric that’s an asset in window coverings because it retains its shape with little support
- TAPESTRY: Due to thickness and pictorial designs, woven tapestries suit simple upholsteries and flat window panels
- TWILL: Tightly woven with a diagonal ridge, twills, such as denim and herringbone, are ideal for casual upholstery
- VELVET: With a fur-like feel and a cut pile that shimmers in the light, velvet creates a mood of formal elegance. Newer “eco velvets” can be made of recycled plastics