How to Hang Drapes

If you want to enhance the beauty of your home, one way is by hanging drapes over the windows. With just a few simple instructions on how to hang drapes, you can easily do it on your own. Today the actual hanging mechanism of drapes and how you can do it with these instructions.

Every designer knows that a good pair of drapes can instantly take a room from blah to beautiful. Drapes add impact through the use of color, pattern, texture and decorative details. And when hung right, they can give the illusion of height in a room, visually widen a window and let in huge amounts of light. You don’t have to be an expert to know how to hang drapes. Get the basics with our easy tips below.

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Measure

First you’ll need to take a few measurements to determine the size of your curtain rod and panels. Generally, it’s more visually appealing to hang the rod on the wall above and outside the window molding. Drywall is also easier to repair and paint than wood molding should you decide to change the look of your window down the road.

Using your tape measure and the suggestions below, you can measure out and up from the window frame, making light pencil marks to show where you want to hang your rod.

Width: To make the window feel grander and to let more light in, add 3 to 6 inches beyond the window frame on each side.

 

Read more: http://www.howtodecorate.com/2012/07/how-to-hang-drapes

 

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