- 1 Should curtains cover the whole wall?
- 2 Should curtains be lighter or darker than walls?
- 3 How do you close a gap between curtains and walls?
- 4 Is it OK to not have curtains?
- 5 How can I get my curtains to hang straight?
- 6 What is the difference between a window wall and a curtain wall?
- 7 Can you hang curtains without a rod?
- 8 Can Command hooks hold a curtain rod?
- 9 Should your curtains match your wall color?
- 10 What color curtains make a room look bigger?
- 11 What color curtains go best with GREY walls?
- 12 What to put behind curtains to block light?
- 13 How do you blackout windows cheaply?
- 14 How do I stop the lights from coming in my curtains?
Should curtains cover the whole wall?
The drapes should cover as much of the wall as possible to create the illusion of space, so aim to position the rod a few inches from the ceiling. We used cream linen drapes, which were a similar color to the walls, to create a cohesive look.
Should curtains be lighter or darker than walls?
The general rule of thumb is the curtains and walls should be either one shade lighter or darker from each other or of complimentary colours to each other. There’s no right or wrong as such, it comes down to matching curtains to the colours, hues and shades of the wall as well the room decor.
How do you close a gap between curtains and walls?
You can close a troublesome gap between curtains and walls by installing a wrap around curtain rod and hanging curtains that are longer and wider than the window they cover. You can attach the sides of your curtains to the walls adjacent to a window using tape, pins, or Velcro strips.
Is it OK to not have curtains?
The answer is when the room doesn’t want it or need it. When the ROOM doesn’t warrant it. Having said all that, it’s your home, it’s your space and it needs to be your vibe. If curtains aren’t your thing, then by all means, don’t hang them.
How can I get my curtains to hang straight?
Many high priced drapery panels come with weights in the corner, and for good reason. Weighted panels hang straighter and neater and don’t wrinkle as easily. To achieve the look for less, try placing a few nickels in each corner of your curtains.
What is the difference between a window wall and a curtain wall?
Simply put, the main difference between the systems is that the window wall structurally sits between the suspended reinforced concrete slabs while the curtain wall is hung off the slab edges by anchors.
Can you hang curtains without a rod?
For stationary curtains, it’s easy to hang them without a rod using upholstery tacks.
Can Command hooks hold a curtain rod?
Many landlords don’t allow renters to drill holes into walls, which is necessary for installing curtain rod hooks. Fortunately, it is still possible to install curtain rods with Command hooks.
Should your curtains match your wall color?
For a classic look with solid-colored curtains, choose curtain fabric in the same color family as your wall color, but opt for a darker or lighter version. If you prefer a subtler color difference, stay within two to three shades of the wall color.
What color curtains make a room look bigger?
It’s best to use light colors when the desire is to make a small room look bigger. Dark colors are not ideal in small rooms. That’s because lighter color palettes cast the illusion of a larger area. So, for example, creams, beige, tan, and off whites look good together and make the room feel open and airy.
What color curtains go best with GREY walls?
One of the prettiest color curtains for gray walls is navy blue. The deep rich color really comes out when it’s paired with gray, but without making the room feel dark. Navy blue curtains will look especially good in a room with camel brown furniture, white or cream accents, and some other warm-tone accents.
What to put behind curtains to block light?
4 – VELCRO STRIPS TO PREVENT LIGHT FROM ENTERING THROUGH THE SIDES OF DRAPES. If you have blackout drapes but the sunlight still comes through on the sides of your drapes, use velcro strips. Apply 2 or 3 small velcro strips to your drape and the wall on both sides of the window.
How do you blackout windows cheaply?
A proven way to do blackout without a curtain rod is to use black fabric cut to the window size. Put up Velcro dots on the window frame, placed strategically to match Velcro on the fabric. You can actually make fabric to look like Roman shades. Looks great, no screws or hardware and easy to wash.
How do I stop the lights from coming in my curtains?
You can apply a magnetic tape on their sides and on the sides of the window, apply a weather-strip, caulk your windows, or add a valance. The latter is one of the most effective ways for blocking light and beautifying your window space.