Selecting Outdoor Drapes and Drapery Hardware

One question we get often here is Metropolis Iron is, “How can I produce and hang outdoor draperies that are above and beyond the ‘norm.’”  Surprisingly this isn’t a very difficult task.  With more and more homes choosing to opt for an outdoor living room or outdoor living area, the options for outdoor drapes and drapery hardware have grown.

There are many fabric options available for outdoor drapery, though the most popular is produced by Sunbrella and is guaranteed to last at least 5 years.  Some tips to keep in mind while looking for outdoor fabric:

  • Decisions, Decisions:  With so many choices, it may be hard to make a final decision on your fabric.  Look for a design and color that compliments your outdoor living area or the natural tones in your yard.
  • Shop Around:  Look for the best quality and best warranty, don’t make your decision based soley on price.  Read product reviews and be sure you are dealing with a reputable company.

After you have your draperies selected, you are ready to choose an outdoor drapery hardware solution.  Metropolis Iron’s full line of outdoor drapery hardware and outdoor drapery medallions are forged from aluminum which is durable, non-corrosive and able to withstand even the harshest outdoor climates.  From drapery rods to medallions, our outdoor line incorporates some of the hottest designs including rustic, classic, contemporary, coastal, and more.


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