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Are You Making These Mistakes When You Hang Your Curtains?

25th Mar 2016

Buying Curtains Online? Don't Make These Mistakes When You Hang Them!

Whether you’re shopping for elegant draperies or sheer curtains online, your windows and the rest of your room decor need the perfect complement. However, you could be throwing off the entire vibe of the room if you aren’t hanging your curtains properly. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the mistakes you may be making when you hang your curtains.

Did you measure correctly?

This is the first thing you should do: measure your windows, and then make adjustments accordingly. If your curtains and curtain rods are the correct size, you’ll likely be saving yourself another trip to the store.

Are your curtains hanging too low?

If you’re looking to make the room feel taller or you have a small space, hang your curtains and curtain rods close to the ceiling.

Are your curtains too short?

If you’re adding some classic side panels, you really need to have them go all the way to the floor. Even if you’re buying ready-made drapes, make sure you’re buying the right length so that they touch your floor - even if you need to buy the next length up and then hem them.

Don’t forget to think about fullness! The rule of thumb here is that you should be looking at 2 to 2 ½ times the width of your window for the fullness of the curtains or drapes. For example, if your window is four feet wide, then you’ll want to make sure that your ungathered curtain panels are at least eight feet wide.