The Dos And Don'ts Of Hanging Curtains In Your Apartment

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Many people find it challenging to decorate an apartment, since they are limited in the structural changes that can be completed to the living environment. If you are looking for a simple way to put your own personal touch on your rented living space, the addition of curtains can be beneficial. While hanging curtains might seem like a simple task, if you don't take the time to do this task properly then you will end up with an eyesore rather than an aesthetic enhancement.

Here are some tips that you can use to ensure your curtains complement your rented living space.

1. Width

DON'T: Go too narrow with your curtains. When selecting curtain panels to hang in your rented home, you need to ensure that you have measured the width of each window so that you can invest in panels that are wide enough to accommodate your needs. When curtain panels are too narrow, they can actually make your window look smaller.

DO: Purchase panels with a combined width that is about two to two-and-a-half times the total width of your window. This will give you ample room to drape your curtains when they are not drawn, and allow for full coverage when the curtains are closed.

2. Length

DON'T: Stop your curtains too short. You want your curtains to be long and full in order to add romance and whimsy to your room. When curtain panels are too short, they disrupt the visual sight line within a room and can actually make your living space feel a lot smaller than it really is.

DO: Extend your panels onto the floor by about one to three inches. This length is considered to be the current trend by interior designers right now, so measuring the length from your curtain rod to the floor and then adding a few extra inches will ensure your home is chic and stylish.

3. Fabric

DON'T: Invest in curtain panels that are made from a fabric that competes with the existing decor in your room. Selecting the right fabric plays a critical role in determining how successfully your curtains can be integrated into your interior design, so careful thought should be given to the type of material you will be hanging.

DO: Purchase panels made from a lightweight fabric for family rooms or kitchens. These fabrics allow light to seep through, keeping a relaxed and comforting vibe throughout the space. Curtain panels made from polyester or upholstery fabric should be reserved for rooms where privacy is a must (like the bathroom and bedrooms), since these fabrics provide complete opacity.

Hanging curtains the right way is simple when you take the time to consider width, length, and fabric prior to purchase. For more information or assistance, contact companies like Park City Blind & Design.


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