Great, curtains can enhance your interior design plus they are also functional. Curtains can block out light, noise and gives you instant privacy! When installing curtains, there are several things you need to be aware of.
Choosing the right curtain is fun but it doesn’t stop there – it continues when you hang your curtains. Hanging curtains can give you the chance to create the perfect look for your room. However, there are some common mistakes you should be aware of before you hang your curtains.
In order to get the most from your curtains, some common mistakes you should avoid are:
1. Measuring incorrectly
Make sure you measure your windows and make necessary adjustments for how you want them to hang. It will save time and money if you get it right the first time.
2. Hanging curtains too low
If you would like to make your room appear larger and taller, hang your curtains and rods closer to the ceiling to get that feeling of extra space. This is very important for small rooms.
3. Buying short curtains
Make sure your curtains touch the floor. Even if you have to buy the next size up, it is better to have longer curtains than short curtains. Besides, it is easy to have them hemmed.
4. Not thinking about the width and fullness of your curtains
Measure the width of your windows. Usually, you have at least 2 to 2 ½ times your window’s width. For a standard 1800mm window, your panels should cover at least 3.6 metres or more.
5. Avoiding ironing
Wrinkled curtains are not nice to look at and wrinkles do not always fall out. Before hanging your curtains, iron or steam them so they look fabulous.
Are you making any of these mistakes? Perhaps it’s time for a change to avoid them and achieve the look you want for your home.
Don’t know what curtains will best fit your home?
Contact us, Rian’s Window Treatments, to discuss your ideas and requirements. We are curtain experts and can provide advice on styles, fabric and design so you find the perfect window treatments for your home. Ring us now for a free quote.