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How to Hang Curtains to Give Modern Appeal to Any Window

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How to Hang Curtains to Give Modern Appeal to Any Window

 

The perfect window treatments are often the final touch to bring an entire room together. It makes it cozy, allows privacy and keeps the sun out. They also add style, colour and give depth and texture to your room.

You don't need to go off budget to get great curtains, but you don't need to use a bed sheet, either. Here are some helpful tips on how to hang curtains to make your whole room sing.

How to Hang Curtains

With a little effort, you can make those windows wonderful.

Colour

This is an important part of choosing the right curtains. Keeping within the colour of the rest of the room, you can make everything blend in together nicely. If going with the same colour as your walls, go a shade or two darker.

You can pick a curtain that merely accents certain smaller colours within the room, to bring out a fleck of colour in the sofa or the carpet.

Fabric

Use fabric that will work well in the room. Heavy, lined curtains are best for rooms where you need privacy and to set a mood or keep the sun out. Breezy linens or sheers are nice for airy sunny rooms.

Patterns

Choosing a print is fine for a room with solid colours, but if the carpet or furniture is patterned, you can keep the curtains to a solid.

Mix and Match

You can always go with a pattern that seems opposite but actually compliments the pattern or design you have in the room. You need to be careful it isn't too loud, but mixing patterns or textures can really work well, particularly in an otherwise dull room.

Length

The curtains can just touch the floor or the window sill. A bit of dragging on the floor is okay unless it's an area that gets dirty or you have toddlers or pets. It's all about the look you want to achieve.

Height

The curtain rod can be just above the window frame. If the room is small or has low ceilings, hang it higher, closer to the ceiling to give the appearance of height.

If you have older, detailed window frames, you can hang it just above, enough to show them off.

Width

If you install the curtains to reach wider than the window frame it makes the window look wider and allows more sunlight in when the curtains are opened. This also allows you to show off the window frames.

Layering

Adding a sheer underneath the curtain gives you a sense of depth and texture. It allows you to open the curtains but keep the sun and prying eyes at bay. Sheers also allow a breeze through the room and still keep your privacy. Or you can opt for sheer roller blinds underneath your curtains.

Hanging Around

You can create any mood, feel or setting you like with the right curtains. They not only serve a purpose but they finish off any room. From baby's room to the bathroom, don't underestimate the power of a great curtain.

How to hang curtains is as easy as you need it to be. Have fun selecting the perfect curtains for each room. For more tips on curtains, drapes, blinds and more, please continue reading here.

Before you make any purchases, don't forget to fill in and request a Free In-Home Measure and Quote from one of Dollar Curtains + Blinds Interior Consultants.

Your next step is to take a look at our products to find your perfect match.

 

 


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