Designs · For the Home

Put a Button on it

I have a small obsession with covered buttons.

They add such a tailored, finished feel to any project. I think most people think of them relating to clothing, I’m included in that, but they also look great on drapes and roman shades and pillows. They would pretty much look great on anything.

Adding dressmaking details to your home projects really steps up the look. You can add a contrast color for a pop, or keep it sleek and minimal with matching fabric. The possibilities are endless.

I recently made these drapes and loved the outcome.

custom drapes: inverted pleats with covered buttons

The goal was to keep the look fresh and clean. There was an existing navy sofa in the room that needed to be given more intention. Navy covered buttons to the rescue!

I used an inverted pleat on these panels for a couple reasons:
1. We liked the tailored look.
2. We did not want full drapes because there was not a lot of stack back room. The inverted pleat is perfect for this because you can not tell how puny your pleat is.

custom drapes with inverted pleats and covered buttons

I stitched the closure of the pleat only part of the way. I did this because I wanted a little flair at the top. The look was finished by anchoring each end of the stitch line with a covered button.

An added bonus to this look is the navy buttons can be changed out in the future if the color palette changes. The white drapes will work with anything. Win!

cream drapes with inverted pleats and navy covered buttons

cream drapes with navy covered buttons

I am going to take a moment to insert a note on where to mount your drapes——-> HIGH.

Do not mount directly on or above your window frame. It shortens your space and makes it look squatty. You do not have to mount all the way to the ceiling, but you should mount your rod to at least the halfway point between your window and your ceiling.

The exception to this rule, because there always is one, pertains mostly to new construction homes. The molding around the windows tend to go up to the ceiling. If this is the case, I grant you permission to mount on your molding frame. There is usually a 3″ sweet spot that your rod will fit in.

Now, I am off to cover more buttons 🙂


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