Whether you are a first-time homeowner or an old hand at window treatments, learning how to install curtains for the home properly can make all the difference in the aesthetics of your home. Here are five common curtain installation mistakes to avoid in your home.
Picking the Wrong Curtains
Choosing curtains and drapery takes research and knowledge about the types of window treatments on the market. For example, instead of going for the cute frilly curtains to match your bedspread, choose a curtain that provides a room darkening feature to block out natural light. While the style is definitely important and can improve the aesthetics of a room, make sure to also consider the functionality of the curtains.
Purchasing Curtains That Are Too Short and Narrow
It’s important to get the correct measurements of your windows so that you choose the best window treatments. Measuring for curtains takes precision and planning to ensure the fabric covers the window and hangs well. The length of the curtain should reflect the type, location, and use of the window. Hanging curtains that are too short can look unappealing or out of place, meanwhile if your curtains are too narrow, they won’t block out the light, which can defeat the purpose of curtains.
Choosing Materials That Are Not Washable
When shopping for curtains, it will save money in the long run to invest in ones that can be washed or easily cleaned. Certain curtain materials (such as velvet or lace) can collect dust, dirt, or become snagged or ripped easily. The most common washable materials are polyester and cotton-blend.
Placing the Curtain Rod in the Wrong Place
It may be hard to believe but the positioning of the curtain rod can make a world of difference in the functionality and look of the curtains. The rod should be installed directly above the window frame. If you have high ceilings, you could also opt to hang the rod a few inches from the ceiling to give the room a large feel. The window style, the ceiling height, and the drapery chosen all play a part.
Choosing Cheap Hardware
Instead of cutting costs for your window treatments and buying the cheapest rod and hardware, invest in a sturdy wood or metal rod to complement the curtains. A rod needs to be durable to hold heavy curtains and stylish to coordinate with the frame and fabric. You can also choose decorative rod ends to enhance the aesthetic of the room.
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