Fabric is an essential part of the drapery selection process. The material chosen, and the lining will dictate the longevity of the draperies. You’ll want to consider factors such as; how you want the drapes to hang, the amount of “stack back” when in the drawn position, and how often you change the look of the space. When it comes to material, linen, silk, faux silk and velvet are great selections; because they tend to have more body when hanging and fold crisply. In rooms with abundant sunlight, faux silk is least likely to deteriorate, especially when the appropriate lining is used. 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 alleviate the guesswork, evaluate your desired aesthetic and bring your rooms together for a cohesive look to your entire home or commercial space. Our Southern Shutter in home design experts will guide you through the process of choosing the best products, for your needs and budget.