I hope you all have noticed that I pretty much took the summer off from blogging. It was a much-needed break and I was able to just hang out with my kids and work with a few clients. Now that summer is over in a couple of weeks, I wanted to get back into my GROOVE!!
If y’all are anything like me, once the kiddos are back in school I tend to focus on our home and I am up for a few projects. Some of you may be wanting to spruce up your windows with new window treatments!!
Today I wanted to share with you the do’s and don’t's of hanging your window treatments. Often times we find a cute set of panels at World Market or other chain stores and get them home only to find they are too short. We love them so much that we are GOING TO MAKE THEM WORK! Well, YOU CAN’T! They have to go back!! Using panels that are too short is a room’s nightmare.
I found this illustration over at SAS Interiors that explains things perfectly. When we buy panels that are too short we tend to hang them like illustration A; which makes our window look squatty. Illustration B shows you how raising your rod makes your window look longer and gives the appearance that your ceiling is higher… BIG DIFFERENCE.
Here is an example of a really cute room, but because the rod is hung so low the focus is now on the small window. By raising the rod and having longer panels, the window will appear much larger. This rod should be hung in the middle of the empty space above the window.
Also, when hanging your rod, if you have wall space on either side, it is a good rule to extend your rod out 10-15″ so that your window treatments are not covering up your window. It also makes your window look wider.
Hope these tips help! As always, I love to hear from you and see pics of your latest projects.