I made these drapery panels for a client in Rancho Santa Fe. When we hung them up (on the already installed rods--if I were ever to install a rod, your house would probably fall down,) they definitely looked like they needed a little help. They just did not seem to want to hang properly. Luckily, the designer I was working with is really good at training them to look the way they are meant to look. It involves folding, pleating and then tying them in place. You usually leave them this way for a week or so.
To add interest on the very plain cream-colored chenille, I put banding on either side of each panel. These panels were decorative.
In the end, you have beautifully, well-trained drapery panels. I do not have a picture of the 'after' since I was there the day we put them up and not a week later when the ties came off.