Banding and trim accents bring a unique custom touch to your window treatment or bedding design, making your product truly one-of-a-kind!
But it's important to understand the differences between these custom accents, so you can communicate the EXACT look you're going for, and make sure that the yardage is calculated correctly for your project.
The soft furnishings industry is notorious for using multiple terms for referring to the same item, or you may find different words used for similar situations across different workrooms and designers.
Let this guide serve as a general overview, so you can at least start to get a feel for the different custom accents available to you for your next design!
Band vs. Trim
A BAND refers to a block of color made from contrast fabric sent to our workroom. Fabric bands are sewn together with the FACE fabric.
The FACE fabric makes up the majority of the product. There are two different ways we usually apply fabric bands...
Pairing patterned and solid fabrics together for banded draperies is another beautiful look! Note that many of these styles have additional layers with multiple bands, or a trim covering the seam between the banding.