We posted our original blog regarding “What’s the Best Ceiling Draping Fabric?” last year and we thought it would be beneficial to update for the new fabrics we have added since that post.
Picking the best fabric for ceiling draping is a decision in which you must consider the “look” you desire, the lay-out of the room where you are installing the ceiling draping and of course, your budget. The best approach to making that decision is understanding those three factors and educating yourself on which fabrics in the market best suites your needs.
The Translucent category includes poly silk and poly pongee.
Poly Silk (45″ width) is a translucent fabric, which allows light to pass thru but it is not transparent. Beautiful silky sheen, colors are bolder than the fabrics above and holds its design shape very well.
Poly Pongee (60′ width) is not as translucent as poly silk, however it will allow some light to pass through it. Colors are more muted than poly silk. Excellent draping fabric as it creates a nice swag.
The Sheer category includes Poly Organza, Poly Chiffon and Voile.
Poly Organza (60″ width) is also a lightweight, transparent fabric that has a sheen to it. It has more body than a chiffon and as a result can be shaped nicely in ceiling installation.
Poly Chiffon (60″ width) is a soft, lightweight, transparent sheer, that has a flow-in-the-wind look. Because of its light weight it has less body than organza and poly silk and as a result, less design flexibility. It is more useful for a wall draping, entry way accent draping, and room divider.
Poly Voile is a beautiful and popular sheer ceiling draping fabric and is similar to organza however it has a 118″ width. Voile is a transparent, durable and excellent draping material.
Nylon Tulle is a lightweight and transparent fabric. The nylon fibers are woven together to form a mesh pattern and often times starched to make it stiffer. It is a popular fabric due to it is relatively inexpensive compared to the other fabrics. However, because it is extremely lightweight and stiff it is requires more effort to shape upon the installation. Comes in 108″ and 54″ widths.
The Opaque category does not allow light to pass through the fabric. It includes Tissue Lame.
Tissue Lame (44″ width) is a light weight, metallic blend that has been woven with a nylon filament to create a shiny texture. Ideal fabric for designing some glitz and elegance into your ceiling decor.