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Over the last 30 years, Jack Alter, owner of The Yardstick, a Diamond Certified company, has seen trends come and go and then come back again. Draperies were very popular up until the 1980’s and 1990’s when blinds and verticals became the rage. But homeowners soon had problems with blinds and verticals breaking and clanking.

Now draperies are back in a big way. Clients are saying, “I love drapes and I hate blinds.” Today you will find a broader selection of fabrics and incredible drapery rods. The trend is away from wall to wall curtains and floor-to-ceiling drapes, and you’re seeing more creativity. Today's design might include a stainless steel rod with faux silk side panels. Many types of blind choices for inside the window will give the room light control. This frames the window and makes the room look larger and more elegant.