How to Choose the Ideal Fullness for Your Event Curtains

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Optimal Fullness for Pipe-And-Drape Applications

Think of pipe and drape rentals in Las Vegas as a foundation for event hosts. These provide the structure for rooms, lanes, entrances and so forth. Telescoping pipes can adjust width and length, but that’s just the beginning. How these curtained walls look and feel depends entirely on the curtains one selects. There are many characteristics to choose from, including fabric style and color, but perhaps none is more important to fullness.

Defining Fullness

Curtain fullness is an industry term referring to the look and feel of the fabric. Curtains are ordinarily sewn flat, but fullness can be achieved by adding more fabric than is necessary to cover a particular span. Using 8 feet of fabric for a 4-foot span, for instance, would create significant fullness.

Flat Drape

When the industry uses the term flat drape, it’s referring to fabric that’s sewn flat. In other words, it’s as thin as the base material, and the length is the same as the desired space. This drape often has no texture and can be taut, which is effective when you want to material to fade into the background.

50-Percent Fullness

Flat drape is also known as 0 percent drape. The next step up from this is 50 percent drape. The name literally means that an extra 50 percent of material is used. Therefore, if you have 100 feet of space to cover, 150 feet of material will be used.

Total Fullness

Total fullness or what’s also known as 100-percent fullness means that double the material is used. In the above example of 100 feet of space, 200 feet of material would be needed. This provides the surface depth and girth and is often used for entrances. Be mindful that you can also mix and match fullness styles in order to achieve different styles in different areas.

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