With curtains, you can control how much sunlight passes through your windows. They can also make your home cozier and more welcoming.
Avoid these mistakes to make choosing and installing curtains easier.
Wrong Placement of the Curtain Rod
Many homeowners install curtain rod brackets into the top of the window molding. However, designers say that to make rooms appear taller, you need to install them above and outside the window’s molding. Install curtains a little closer to the ceiling to create an illusion of taller walls.
Too Narrow Curtains
Always check the width of your window and curtains before buying. Choose curtains that are at least one and half times wider than the window. You can give your bay window a fuller look by purchasing even wider curtains.
Curtains That Are Too Short
Measure the spot from the curtain brackets, not the top of the molding. You’ll want the bottom of the curtain panels should barely touch the floor. Check and double-check the size of the curtains, whether you’re purchasing in-store or online.
Style Over Functionality
You need to choose windows that serve both style and function. While sheer curtains look good in your bedroom, you need to consider your privacy and if you have a problem with sunlight waking you up in the morning.
Flimsy Curtain Rod
Your curtains may fall if the rod isn’t strong enough to support them. You can tell that a curtain rod is cheap if it sags in the middle. Avoid this problem by buying a sturdy rod that’s made of wood and metal.
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