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How To Hang Curtains Properly

We all want out beautiful curtains to look their very best in our homes. Here are some wonderful tips about how to hang your curtains properly. If you follow these tips, your curtains will always look wonderful.


How To Hang Curtains Properly

Correct Measurements

Getting the correct measurements is essential when choosing and hanging your beautiful new curtains. Measure the windows to ensure you buy the correct curtain poles and curtains. To find the length of pole you need, measure the width of the window and add 12 inches (around 6 inches either side). Then for the curtain length, measure the spot where you plan to hang your curtain pole (usually halfway between the top of the window opening and the ceiling) to the floor. We can help you with this.


Hanging Height

Generally the correct hanging height in a normal home with ceilings of around 2.4m (ish), the top of the pole should be half way between the ceiling and the top of the window opening (this is usually around 6 inches). However, if you would like to create the illusion of more height, you can hang curtains closer to the ceiling. This also makes your window become a statement piece in the room.


Curtain Coordination

Your curtain poles and finials should always complement your curtains and interior. Heavier curtains made from heavier fabrics for large windows should have a thicker more substantial curtain pole. Something like voiles or sheer curtains can be hung on a much thinner pole as there is not much weight to support. If you have metallic accents in the room, such as a brass light fitting, brass sockets and and brass detailing on any furniture etc. Go for a similar finish for the curtain poles and finials.


Pressing And Steaming Curtains

To avoid any unwanted creases or wrinkles in your curtains, pressing them or steaming them will really help. Obviously always check the instructions or with the curtain maker. It’s quite common that people seem to think wrinkles will fall out of the curtains on their own when hung, but most often they just stay.


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