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How to Hang Elegant Curtains and Drapes  

How to Hang Elegant Curtains and Drapes  

Let’s be honest, elegant curtains and drapes can really tie a room together and give that final je ne sais quoi to it. They can take a bland room and add a splash of colour or take a busy room and quiet it down just enough.  

With that said, they won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to hang them up to properly to get the best effect for a room.  

We’ve broken down some simple tips to keep in mind when hanging up your curtains or drapes. 

Tools You’ll Need to Start Hanging Elegant Curtains and Drapes 

Before you get started on your interior decorating, there are a few handy tools you’ll want to get out: 

  • The appropriate screws 
  • A tape measure 
  • A level (or at the very least the level app on your phone) 
  • A screwdriver 
  • A pencil (for marking the points on the wall) 

living room with elegant curtains and drapesKeep the Width in Mind 

You’re going to want to select a curtain rod that is wider than the width of your window. This way, you avoid your curtains or drapes covering the window when they are pulled to the sides.  

Plus, it gives your window a sort of positive optical illusion; a longer curtain rod than the window actually makes the window appear bigger in the room. A good rule of thumb is to buy curtain rods eight to twelve inches wider than the window. 

Get the Right Length 

Unless you’ve purchased café-style drapes that you plan on intentionally touching the floor, you’re going to want them to sit about an inch above the floor. Not only does this avoid having to deal with dirt and hair they might pick up, but it also gives the curtains a cleaner look to the room.  

Bear in mind that the higher you place your elegant curtains or drapes the taller your windows will look. 

Curtains or drapes are a great way to not only offer a way to cool down a room on hot days, but they’re also perfect for adding another decorating element to a room as well hung properly. 



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