I recently had a question about Mexican Style Draperies… using drapes in hacienda style homes is a real challenge, because you can’t find old style drapes easily.
No wonder you can’t find Mexican Style Draperies… just head into you local department store and you will find all kinds of modern blinds and drape choices… But I found nothing that is the Spanish Hacienda style I want.
Here is a letter I just received from a gal who had the same problem…
I am attempting a coastal/hacienda style dining room. Chosing window treatments is making me crazy. The room has a lot of light, but hubby has nixed heavy velvet type draperies. Any recommendations on style, color or a good book? The room is painted Behr Paints Fresh Praline, with white woodwork, and light oak floors.
The are rug is southwest/indian in tan, olive and red.
Here is my answer:
Hi… the drapes I would have liked would have been something like these:
But we had the same disagreement in our house… no dark heavy drapes.
So… I did this style drapes including the fringed edge… but used an almost creamy white color instead. Not white white… but an aged white.
These white Mexican style draperies look very traditional and are actually easier to decorate around and visitors eyes focus more on the hacienda decorations rather than the drapes.
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