When I filmed The Better Show segment for Lowe’s a few weeks ago, I talked about easy ways to hang your curtains and shades so that they really maximize your windows. So, before you hang—or change—the curtains in your house, a few quick tips to keep in mind:
You don’t have to stick to just one pattern, one texture, or even one kind of treatment. I love the look of layering curtain panels over a textured roman shade, for example. If you have functional blinds in place that you don’t want to give up (we do!), you can even layer shades and curtains over them.
If you have windows with no trim, I love this trick for “framing” windows with paint before you ever hang anything on them. Use a paint color at least 2-3 shades darker than your wall color to make your windows pop.
The easiest trick for making your windows look bigger than they actually are is to hang your curtains higher and wider than the actual window. If you’re unsure of how high, I think 6-8 inches above the top of the window is usually a good rule of thumb. If you have lower ceilings, I would install the rod all the way to the top to make your room look taller.
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