Fabric is an essential part of choosing drapes because the material used will dictate how well the drapes hold up over time. You’ll want to consider factors such as how you want the drapes to fall, fold when drawn, and how often you change the look of the space. When it comes to material, linen, silk, faux silk and velvet are great choices because they tend to hang the best and fold crisply. In rooms with abundant sunlight, faux silk is least likely to deteriorate. Another variable to consider is whether to add an insulating material to the lining, which also has sound dampening qualities. Southern Shutter Home professionals can evaluate your desired aesthetic and room design, and guide you through the process of choosing the best product for your needs and budget.