Choosing and hanging curtains for your bedroom may seem like a straightforward task, but if you're like many people, you may wondering why your curtains never seem to look as good as the ones in magazines. You may very well be making some mistakes that are easy to rectify. Here are a few common mistakes to avoid:
Not Getting the Right Size
Many people measure their windows and get a few curtain panels that barely fit their windows. However, measuring the windows is just the first step. You also need to choose panels that are wider and longer than your windows. But for a full look, it is wise to get panels that are about twice as wide as your actual window. If you cannot find panels that are wider than your windows, use a number of extra curtain panels.
You also need to consider how long the curtains are. For magazine ready window treatments, be sure that the curtains will reach your floor. Don't be afraid to get panels that are too long, as you can always hem them.
Forgetting about Rods
You may be focusing on the curtains in your room, but the right rods can add a touch of class to the entire look. Not only that, but you also need to be sure that the rod is heavy enough to support the window coverings you've bought. Choose curtains with the rods in mind, so that your curtains don't fall down and to ensure a harmonious overall look.
Hanging Curtains Too Low in a Small Room
If you're like many people, you hang your curtains right at the top of the window. However, if you have a small bedroom, that will only make your room seem smaller. For better results, it is a good idea to put brackets and rods as high as you can. That will create a visual effect that makes your room seem larger than it really is.
Hanging Curtains without Ironing Them
Don't make the mistake of thinking that wrinkles will fall out or fade after the curtain panels have been hanging for a while. As soon as you take the curtains out of the package, steam or iron them so that they look crisp and unwrinkled.
Now that you know what not to do when choosing and hanging your curtains, you can make better choices. Use the information above so you can have picture-perfect curtains that look great in your bedroom. To learn more, contact a company like Homeplace Decorating with any questions or concerns you have.