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How To Hang Curtains 101 For The Biggest Impact

How To Hang Curtains 101 For The Biggest Impact

How To Hang Curtains 101 For The BIGGEST Impact

ARE YOU HANGING CURTAINS INCORRECTLY?

Did you know how you hang curtains can make or break a space? Curtains should be a no-brainer piece of décor, right? Although I see lots of people hang their curtains incorrectly, it’s a CHEAP & EASY fix. If you want to make the BIGGEST, QUICKEST, EASIEST & CHEAPEST (free!)  impact on you home, keep reading!

When it comes to decorating, BIGGER is almost ALWAYS BETTER. Going bigger with our artwork in our stairwell (replacing small with HUGE) made a massive impact by visually “enlarging” the space. You can read all about the “big art concept” here & you can read all about our Stairway Makeover here.

how to properly hang curtains for the biggest impact
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The “Bigger Is Better” Concept also works with hanging curtains properly to visually “enlarge” a space.

HANGING CURTAINS 101 – BIGGER IS BETTER CONCEPT:

1. Go BIG (think length)

2. Go Wide

HANGING CURTAINS – WHERE PEOPLE GET IT WRONG

When curtains are hung too low, it’s typically with the standard length of 84″ curtain panels. In defense of so many that make this common mistake, it’s because the majority of curtain panels available at brick-&-mortar stores are only 84″.

For a visual example, I had hubby drill holes for the curtain rod & hang the curtains the incorrect way, while we prepped our bedroom for paint. (Our DIY bedroom curtains are 95″ in length.)

  

incorrect way to hang curtains
INCORRECT WAY TO HANG CURTAINS – TOO LOW

HANGING CURTAINS – THE CORRECT WAY

The impact that hanging curtains the correct way is HUGE. This is the same room, same window, same ugly paint (haha), but it feels so MUCH BIGGER, all thanks to visual perception… your eyes are immediately drawn up towards the ceiling.

So how do I achieve hanging curtains the correct way…

Install curtain rods a few inches below the ceiling, instead of installing right above the window.

hanging curtains the correct way
THE CORRECT WAY TO HANG CURTAINS
VISUAL PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING WHEN HANGING CURTAINS

The image on the left is the CORRECT way to hang curtains – a few inches below the ceiling.

The image on the right is the INCORRECT way. Don’t install your curtain rod right above the window.

visual comparison of the right way to hang curtains
LEFT: CORRECT; RIGHT: INCORRECT
HANGING CURTAINS 101 – CLIFF NOTES

 Make sure your curtains are well-hung!

  • Hang your curtains a few inches below the ceiling, & never hang them a few inches above the window.
  • Well-hung curtains visually “enlarge” any space, since your eyesight is drawn up to the ceiling.
  • The “Well-Hung Concept” makes any room feel instantly spacious, with tall ceilings.
  • Makes the BIGGEST impact on any space.
  • Even works in small spaces…your small bathroom will suddenly become “bigger” since the “Well-Hung Concept” applies to shower curtains, too!
the right way to hang curtains
LEFT: CORRECT; RIGHT: INCORRECT

Trust me, bigger is better & size matters! 😉  Well-hung curtains can make any space feel like a million bucks. 

Well-Hung Is Better!

Love, Peace & Happiness,

Hippie & Sparky

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