Most of us like all our dirty work covered. We like our pipes to be concealed, our wiring to be concealed and even the accumulation of dust over the years in nooks and crevices, concealed. Which is why open window curtain fixtures such as curtain rods and poles are a constant eye sore for most of us? Did you know that you can actually cover those window curtain fixtures quite easily? Pelmets are the easiest and most effective means of covering those ugly curtain fixtures.
What are pelmets for windows?
In the olden days pelmets were used to decrease the amount of draft that enters a window. This is why most old buildings will have a framework outside the widow which is sometimes very highly decorative as well.
Today, pelmets are usually made out of wood or ply to cover curtain rods and other fixtures. These are usually highly ornamental in their value as they help both cover as well as enhance the window dressing. Pelmets are usually painted in lovely patterns, in shades that will blend well with the existing curtains. You will even find some pelmets which are stretched with fabric to suit your window curtains.
Do you get curtains with pelmets?
If you are looking to hide those curtain fixtures and poles, you can get ready made curtains which come with pelmets as well. The good thing about these pelmets is that they will be an exact match for your curtains, enhancing the elegance of your window.
How much do pelmets for windows cost?
Window pelmets are available for every budget. However, anything that looks good is also more expensive. While you do get window pelmets starting at around $50, the ones that look nice usually cost more, with the more expensive ones costing you well over $250. Nonetheless the average price range of between $70 and $150 do give you a lot of options to choose from.
Do window pelmets make a difference?
Yes curtains with pelmets look so much more elegant and charming when compared with those that don’t. However curtain designs are the owner’s choice. While some love window pelmets, others may consider it too old fashioned or unnecessary. But there is one thing for sure; you will never really know how you feel about these elegant window embellishments until you try them out.