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Grover Essentials - 5 Common Mistakes When Hanging Curtains & How to Avoid Them

by Princy Kumar on December 01, 2020

Drapery can beautify your home's overall look and appearance. This is why curtains can be such a great investment. Not only do curtains enhance the aesthetics of your home, but they can also be highly functional. They serve as window coverings, protect your family from outdoor elements, regulate heat and temperature control, and many more.

There are plenty of ways to cover your windows and augment your home's look. Investing in curtains is surely an economical way to do so as compared to window blinds and shades. However, many easily fall prey on spending money on the wrong curtain style, fabric, and hardware. 

Below are five common mistakes that many homeowners commit when it comes to hanging curtains. Keep on reading also to know how you can avoid making similar mistakes. 

1. Choosing the wrong curtain style

Many make the mistake of choosing the wrong style of curtains. They often choose curtains that do not suit their home decor and designs. They also opt for certain forms that do not operate well with the windows they have at home. That said, make sure that you strike a balance between aesthetics and functionality in selecting the style of curtains.

2. Considering the curtains' color last

When it comes to designing a room, the curtains' color is often the last to be considered. In most cases, homeowners select a paint color first, only then the soft furnishings. To avoid committing this mistake, pick curtains first, only then select your paint colors based on the fabric pattern.

3. Having the wrong measurement

Having the wrong measurement of curtains is one grave mistake that many homeowners commit. Here's what to consider:

  • Top to bottom: To achieve the right curtain length, measure a few inches from the ceiling down to the floor.
  • Window width: As a rule of thumb, measure the width of your window, then multiply this number by two to get your curtains' width. The goal is to achieve fullness and avoid the "bed sheet look." 
4. Buying cheap curtain hardware

Another mistake made is buying cheap curtain hardware, namely the rods. Here's what to consider:

  • Flimsy rod: Do not get a rod that is not sturdy enough to support the weight of your curtains. 
  • Short rod: Do not use a rod that is not long enough. This can result in curtains that cover most of your windows.
  • Thin rod: Do not use a rod that is too thin for grommeted panels. Make sure that you get a rod that is substantial-looking and attractive. 
5. Neglecting the iron

Many homeowners tend to neglect the ironing process for their curtains. Wrinkled curtains look sloppy and do not hang straight most of the time. Remember to iron your curtains because it can impact the overall appeal of the curtains.

When it comes to investing in particular drapery and hanging curtains at home, make sure to avoid the common mistakes mentioned above. Take advantage of the beauty and full functionality that your curtains can provide and make the most out of them.

Grover Essentials has a wonderful selection of curtains and drapes to beautify your space, get in touch with us today to see how we can help! 

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