Are you in Love with layered curtains? Do you always admire them but don’t know how to bring that excellent combination into your UK home, don’t bother about not being creative enough because I will teach you how to layer curtains of any kind to bring out the beauty of your space. Hang on, let me take you on this journey.
This queen of interior decor dates back to ancient Europe, where the number of layers in your ballroom indicated how wealthy you are. These layered curtains are still in trend in many societies today for their many added benefits.
Much more than privacy, layered curtains are an easy way to add colour and depth to your room’s decoration.
However, it’s not enough to want to change your curtains. You have to have a good knowledge of how to layer curtains to kill the look. Are you a novice at this, don’t worry. This article will serve you enough knowledge to give your room a transformation; keep reading.
Steps on how to Easily Layer Curtains
There are different ways to layer curtains, but we will focus on this more pronounced method (sheers+Opaque) for this post.
This easy method aside, its elegance has added benefits too.
While the sheets allow light during the day, the opaque provides light control and noise cancellation to the best of its capacity. It also saves you from harmful ultraviolet rays.
With this combination of sheers and opaque, you can have a peaceful beauty sleep even in the afternoon. Sounds good, right? Now Let’s dive into the steps.
Step #1. Choose your base: both Sheer and lace curtains help give a soft, filtering layer to the light. Your room will have privacy, depth, and dimension, all with little effort.
Roller blinds or roman blinds, on the other hand, allows for more privacy. With this, you can control the amount of light that enters your room while maintaining privacy.
A complete view of the outside while maintaining a dark room is also possible with these.
I am sure you won’t have a hard time picking a base that suits your taste. So let’s go over to the next thing.
Step #2. Next, add a secondary layer to curtain panels over this layer of sheers, laces, or blinds. The suitable curtains would help soften the room. Also, large panels of curtains would make your room look larger than it is. Don’t worry about the size of your windows. It looks good in every size.
Step #3. Add a stylish third layer(optional).you can create a more elegant curtain by adding a third layer of clothing. This style could be shades, laces, sheers, etc. this can be virtually any sort of layer you don’t have already on your window.
Can you Layer Curtains on one Rod?
Yes, you can! Now that you’ve learned how to layer curtains, I know you are most excited and want to try it out. But unfortunately, you might only have one rod from your old one-panel curtain. I had this situation.
I wanted to get a second rod, but a rod cost between the whopping sum of £150 to £200. That’s not a small amount of money, you know. I had frustration not until I found out what I am about to share with you.
You don’t need a second rod to layer your curtains, and you heard me right. Your curtains can be comfortably layered on one rod. Just follow these methods I want to share with you now, and you will get it right 100%.
The bungee cord
Bungee cord is an easy and elegant method you can use instead of double rods. Here is how to use it. Measure out your cord. Make it exceed the length of your curtain rod on the wall by 4 to 5 inches.
The allowance is necessary to tie the bungee to the rods. Secure one end of the cord to one end of the curtain rods(either at the front or back, depending on your preference).
Now pass your curtain through the cords. Secure the second end of the rod and fluff the sides. Make appropriate holes in the curtains. Directly attach the hooks to the rods. Attach the curtain to these hooks. Your curtain is ready.
You can use coat hooks to create this same effect. Wondering how? Let me show you. Count how many loops are on Your curtain.
Get as many hooks. Measure the distance between the looks on your curtains and hang your hooks at the same length. Now attach the loops of the curtains to the hooks one after the other. That’s a fantastic design you have there.
How can you Organize Curtains?
I am sure you don’t want your curtains looking scattered. There are ways you organized your curtains to make them look more dignified they are
Step #1: Do hang your curtains high up and close to the ceiling.
Step #2: Use a large panel. You don’t want your curtains looking skimpy and hardly covering your window.
Step #3: Use templates. The templates will save you the frustration of drilling your walls, making mistakes, and drilling again. Also, you can have a better look by allowing your curtains to poll on the floor.
How do you Cover the Side of the Curtains?
Early or light sleepers would agree with me that light seeping from the side of the rain is enough disruption from sleep.
But not to worry, aside from how to layer curtains, I also want to teach you how to avoid these rays of light from seeping through your curtains.
We can handle this in three ways, the ways are;
- The use of magnetic tapes. You can attach magnetic tapes to the edges of your curtain and also to the wall. The attachment will help fasten the curtain to the wall at all times.
- To have a wrap around the curtains rod. Here you make sure that your curtain is well over the edge of your rods and completely goes around it. This position will prevent light rays to a very great extent.
- To have light blocking window blinds. The block will settle this for good. With these blinds, you don’t have to worry about the lights anymore.
Now you’ve learned how to layer curtains and how to make them look fabulous, I hope you will give your space a whooping transformation. Tell us how this write-up has helped you and the improvements you tend to make ASAP.