Drapery swags are a traditional form of drapery used as a top treatment either on its own or over drapery panels and sheer drapery. There are many forms of drapery swags and they can be hung in many different ways. Swags should always be made custom as they need to be cut an sewn to fit a specific window.
Although it is possible to purchase patterns and sew your own drapery it is best to work with a professional decorator as they will be able to advise and design a custom swag for your home. Drapery Swags in Toronto take many forms with one of the most popular types being the Kingston Swag. A decorative rod variation of the Kingston Swag is pictured above.
The most common way of hanging drapery swags in the Toronto area is to use velcro tracks and a flat backing. Otherwise decorative drapery hardware is a great way to add additional visual interest to a window.
Swags are a more traditional window treament and are generally layered with drapery panels and sheers or blinds. Drapery Swags are a decorative treatment and therefore if privacy or blackout is needed blackout blinds are a great choice.