If you were of nobility in the Middle Ages you would own a chair with welted cushion and it would have been exquisite. In the Spanish Court, only the honored were permitted to sit in chairs that featured elaborately decorated cushions with welting. And in France, the most privileged were permitted to kneel on a welted cushion behind the King in church.
We can definitely say that even to this day cushions with welting have not lost their function or their attraction. Cushions today are accessories as well as a seating comfort. Functionality, however, should not dictate the style of your pillow! Dress it up with welting.
So you decide you want drapery panels and walk in your room to think it over. You have an idea, and you sit down to pick out your drapery fabric. Oh no, which one do you choose? Let me share with you a couple of things to consider as you make your decision.
As online shopping becomes more popular, we’re all learning rapidly that what we see online on our computer screen is not always the same as what we may receive. We see warnings similar to this all the time: colors may be different due to computer screen inconsistencies. And it’s true – colors are different in person. But color is just one of the reasons it’s important to order fabric samples before buying custom cushions.