CURTAINS BEST PRACTICES6 Most Common Curtain Mistakes
Follow these rules to have great looking curtains in every room
1. Hanging the curtains too low
It’s important to hang your curtains higher up on the wall compared to your windows, this will make the room feel taller and will make a small room appear bigger. We recommend 3-5 inches from the ceiling or crown molding.
2. Buying curtains that are too short
Having curtains that don’t touch the floor is like having cropped pants. It just doesn’t look complete. To have that classic look, make sure your curtains have enough length to just hit the floor or ½ in to 1 inch above to make it easier to clean. For a romantic or formal look, try 3-5 inches longer for a pooling effect.
3. Not ironing or steaming the curtains
Having crisp folds and training the curtains is essential to how the curtains look in your home. By carefully ironing each pleat individually, you will have a long lasting rippled look that requires less maintenance.
4. Not matching the hardware
Other than selecting your curtains, you must be aware that the curtain rod or other hardware matches the rest of your hardware in your room. Also, think about the style of the rod and finial and how it goes with the style of your curtains and your interior design style.
5. Not measuring correctly
While it’s less problematic to get the measurement wrong for curtains vs shades, it’s easy to calculate incorrectly and install incorrectly. Think first about where it should hang, how long the panels should be, also remember to leave room on the side so the curtains can gather when opened without obstructing the window.
6. Not enough fabric to have fullness
In order to have enough fabric to have the ripples show while the curtains are drawn, you’ll need 2 to 3 times the width depending on the pleat style you select. A full curtain should have symmetrical and consistent waves when closed.
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