Step #3 in our 4 step blog series “Where Do You Start?”, addresses calculating the amount of fabric you need for your draping installation. In Step #1 we discussed assessing the venue room for installation. In step #2 we discussed selecting a draping design.
Once you have your design plan visualized, its time to determine how much fabric you need. You will need the width and length measurements of the area where the ceiling draping will be installed. If the ceiling draping will be hung over a dance floor then you need to know the dimensions of the dance floor. If you are hanging the ceiling draping over the entire ceiling area of the venue room then you will need the width and length of the room. It’s helpful to request a diagram of the room, in scale, from the venue staff to verify those measurements. Once you have the measurements of the area where you will hang the drape then use our computation guides on our web page, “Measurements” to determine how much fabric will be required. Keep in mind you will need to increase the amount of your fabric needs for the draping swag. Generally an additional 25% to 30% of fabric will be adequate for ceilings under 20 feet however the higher your ceiling the more fabric you will need as you may want to increase the amount of swag.
Step #4, and our final blog in the series “Where Do You Start?” we will discuss the actual installation process.