Window coverings are an absolute necessity,especially in Central Oregon. There are many ways to get that privacy and sun protection you want—blinds, shutters, curtain panels, and of course, custom drapery. Drapery is a beautiful way to bring personality to your windows. Custom drapery will give you a bespoke touch to your home if you genuinely want a personalized look. 

Here are the things to consider before going down the custom drapery route.


The truth is custom window coverings are an investment. Setting realistic expectations around what you can and want to afford is important. It’s not unreasonable to spend $1,500 – $2,000. That number will go up or down depending on the number of windows, the price of fabric, and the style you prefer. 


Choosing your fabric is the first step, and oh boy, are there a plethora of options to choose from. Here at CHI, we have over 40 fabric vendors; we work with endless choices of patterns, colors, and textures. It can be easy to get overwhelmed with the number of options. The best way to narrow your scope is to decide on a budget you can live with. And have an experienced designer help you narrow your selections to guide you toward the right choice for your space.




  • Pinch Pleat
  • Box Pleat
  • Pencil Pleat
  • French Pleat

Ripple Fold

There are so many choices, so we recommend working with a professional to determine what works best in your space and your particular budget, as each style requires a different level of craftsmanship. 


Custom drapery is not just a financial investment; it’s also an investment in time and patience. We work with a vendor for semi-custom options that still take a month or more to arrive. Most of our vendor  take significantly longer than that, so patience is necessary. 

We truly enjoy helping our clients decide what kind of window treatments are best for their home style, their challenges with privacy, and creating a personalized artistic addition to their living environment. If this is something you need help with, we are up for the task. Come visit us by appointment at our studio and see the amazing selection of fabrics and vendors you can choose from.