Ester Shaffer. Curtain. July 08th , 2017.
How will your rods be hung - inside or outside the window frame? For outside the frame - on the wall: the idea here is usually to cover the window completely. Measure 2-5\" out from each side of the window trim. The total curtain rod length should be about 12\" longer than your window width. And don't be fooled: measure each window in the room - they may look the same size, but they may not be!
Window Curtains! Dressing your windows up with cloth curtains since they are relatively cheap and low-maintenance as well as durable and best for blocking sunlight. You will find a wide range of fibers and patterns to choose from. You can also choose between lightweight weaves and the heavier drapes. You can sew the material creatively to bring out your taste and style.
Don't get scared off and quit yet - this is all easier than you might be thinking. You'll probably just know what rod is right when you see it. After all, it will probably catch your eye because it's your style. So hang in there 'cause now's the fun part: shopping!
Back to that question: how do you know whether to pick visible or invisible? Let's ask another question first: what kind of window coverings are you using? Like we said, some curtains require the invisible rod called a traverse rod. Pleated drapes are made to attach to hooks that hang from this curtain rod and open-and-close by pulling the cord hanging down one side. So if you've got pleated draperies you've already got your answer: use the traverse curtain rod.
Maintenance: Curtains aren't something that require consistent cleaning, apart from the times where there may be a little spill or stain. It will important to treat them accordingly, but until then, it's important to give them a wash every 3-4 months. This will keep your curtains colours and longevity, which is only beneficial when it comes to the price of curtains. Lighter curtains can be washed with any home based washing machines, however if you have larger, thick and heavier curtains, it will need to be dry cleaned.
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