What I did was I used 3 different fabrics on the the 4 mentioned treatments to show how different fabrics look according to the usage.
The first of my go-to treatments is the clean and simple Ripple Fold drapery. This is a clean and contemporary way to dress a window or door where you'd like to accentuate the height of the ceiling or the span of glass... This is a treatment that works well with sheer fabrics and heavier weight textiles making it a great layering treatment. The Ripple Fold Drapery panel is one of the easiest to operate as fabric is run on a simple track, much like a hospital track, effortlessly gliding back and forth. The soft folds offer visual fullness and total utility... Great option for most homes regardless of style.
|Ripple Fold Drapery Panels|
The next option if a drapery panel treatment is your choice is the Tailored or Top Pleat drapery panel. This is similar in its operation ease to the Ripple Fold, but as opposed to the complete simplicity of the Ripple Fold, void of any pinching or pleating of the fabric, the Tailored Pleat drapery treatment gathers small sections at the top of the panel. This will create the folding action with very little fluffing to make it look perfect.
|Tailored Pleat Drapery Panel|
The Flat Roman Shade is one that is more appropriate for everyday use that will be raised and lowered, since its construction is more rigid and needs no maintenance to keep it looking good open or closed, while a Relaxed Roman is structurally less stable and is more decorative. The Relaxed Roman is great for use in a guest room or kitchen where it's a finishing aesthetic detail, not a utilitarian choice.
|Flat Roman Shade|
|Relaxed Roman Shade|
All the images of the actual treatments were generated on the Shade Store site, which is a great source to play around with different looks... I chose a graphic pattern, a solid neutral fabric and a lovely colorful stripe. As you can see each style of treatment showcases the fabric very differently, so all things needed to be considered. Just remember there's really very little that is technically "WRONG" in design... Have fun with it!