How to hang curtains and sheers?
Well, it is easy as long as you know the correct methods.
Sheers and curtains in our UK home make the ambience and atmosphere relaxing.
It is one way of protecting us against the light and gives us warmth when the weather is extra gloomy.
Moreover, curtains secure our privacy. Hanging and designing our curtains also opens our inner artist self.
But have you ever wondered how to hang them properly?
As an individual starting and opening a new hobby of putting sheers and curtains to add beauty to our windows, I find it difficult at first.
So, I conducted some research to hang them properly.
May this help those in the UK who are starting and wanting to hang their sheers and curtains.
One thing you should know is the curtain layer types.
Here is some basic information about them.
Right Curtain Layers
Who would not want to have a lower utility bill?
Layering sheers and curtain also offers privacy and makes our windows appealing to our eyes.
Before choosing curtain layers perfect for your window, we must know about the base and outer layers.
Base layers are the inside-mounted blinds, and shades are usually found flush against the window.
To install them, one must know the size of the window’s inside frames.
The outer layer or the outside layer can sometimes be the second layer or the last layer if there are three layers.
This one is the thick one usually visible to everyone as it is in this layer’s outermost part.
In this layer, we need to install a second curtain rod over the other existing one.
One option also is by purchasing drapes and valance sets, allowing you to hang both parts with the same rod.
Steps To Hang Curtains And Sheers
Step #1. Familiarize
Familiarize yourself with the curtains and sheers fabric.
We have voile, cotton, linen, and silk as the most common types.
Step #2. Prepare
Prepare the necessary tools and complete the appropriate curtain hardware on hand.
You need to have curtain rods, brackets, screws, and tools.
Ladders might be necessary if ever your window is high.
It would help if you considered choosing the proper combination of curtain rods to match the style of the room.
Step #3. Installing
Install the sheer curtains first.
Then install thicker curtains over the sheer curtains.
You must know how to choose colours that would complement the sheer curtains.
Step #4. Create a window scarf
This technique will help to add beauty to our window.
It is simple and easy to do.
You can add a sheer draping fabric over a curtain rod by hanging the fabric over the rod itself.
Here are some popular combinations for window treatments
Option #1. Sheers and drapes
One of the most common window treatments is the most practised and used way.
While using a double bracket and double curtain rods to layer sheer curtains as the base under the outer layer of the blackout drape or the outer curtain layer.
Option #2. Shades and curtains
One option if you are considering window blinds or shades installed.
A single bracket now needed for the outer layer.
Option #3. Curtain and valances or cornices
This method usually used in formal or traditional layering of sheers and curtains.
These valances and cornices are covering the upper portion of the window.
Timely Window Treatment Trends
At this point, here are some other window treatments that we can consider in our UK homes aside from the traditional way of hanging our curtains.
These modern treatments provided by professional interior designers and window treatment experts.
Roman and roller shades
“Roman shades are classic and have the clean lines for modern interiors,” explained Carol Marcotte.
This window treatment is considered the clean and simple one.
The people in the UK did it by covering simple side panels to give that simple ambience pop to the room.
Shutter and blinds
These shutters add elegance and are super easy to operate.
Some people in the UK choose to install this rather than installing sheers and curtains manually.
For they find it less hassle and convenient.
The layered sheers and curtains are essential to the window treatment, but hardware can help add another style to the whole design.
Metal hardware in curtains is also one of the popular trends.
One window treatment also is through the use of technology.
It the less hassle and can be done using your fingertips.
Just certain hand gestures or even smart commands will automatically give you an electronic window treatment perfect for what you need.
The rise of high technology and automation also is a trend in making touches in our UK homes.
It provides a high level of convenience and safety.
Knowing how to hang curtains and sheers is easy.
You can use your imagination or even sort things out of your own.
But a little help from the net will help you make your sheers and curtains more presentable and appealing in the eyes.
It would be best to have the proper combination of hardware and perfect layering of sheers and curtains.
Knowing combinations for window treatment would most likely add an appealing ambience perfect for your UK home.