Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bringing Banding Back

“Banding” is strips of fabric sewn to the edge of draperies or valances and is a great way to bring another color into your window treatment.

I love the banding on this one by massuccowarnermiller. It makes a plain box pleated valance really pop !

                                  Source: via Tammy on Pinterest


We just installed this faux roman shade for a designer  in a bathroom and used 7/8” grosgrain ribbon for the trim instead of fabric.


Here’s a close up of the detail in the design…………

Roman shade with banding

The pattern was repeated on the shower curtain…………..


I love the Schumacher wallpaper with the leaping zebras ! This room reminds me of the bathroom in my very first home with the black and white tile floors, except my wallpaper was straight up zebra print.

This is a sample I was working on for a roman shade, the actual banding fabric was orange and it was a great contrast to the off white Quadrille toile fabric.

quadrille toile

The biggest decisions with banding are…. Do you want to inset it or have it on the edge ?

How wide you want it ? Most of them are between 1” and 3” wide.


I keep finding photos on my phone that I haven’t blogged yet, here’s one with a Greek Key trim that is inset.


My Pinterest is full of beautiful examples of banding, come have a look and follow me if you haven’t already.

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Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Banding really does change the look of a curtain. Nice examples, I love the greek key!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Love the inset banding, it gives such a nice finished look.

Karena said...

Tammy I agree the banding really finishes the custom look! Beautiful!

Art by Karena

Gwen Driscoll said...

Love banding & all beautiful window treatments. Thanks for stopping by RHS!

Suzy said...

I totally agree that banding adds such a wonderful finished touch, whether inset or applied to the edge. I own a custom window treatment workroom. I'm always looking for the best methods to use in my workroom and was wondering if you would share the method you use for attaching inset banding. Do you always sew in down or do you use specialty adhesives like DoFix tapes or a specialty glue like you can purchase from a workroom supplier?

traci zeller designs said...

Love these, Tammy! They look fantastic!! I use banding a lot; it's one of my favorite "tricks."

Great Wall Custom Wallpaper said...

Really impressive.

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