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Jazz up any room in your home with a little window dressing.
You Will Need
- Fabric selection
- Color selection
- Tape measure
- Blackout curtains (optional)
Decide what type of fabric you need
Think about the style of the room you are decorating, and select a fabric that matches. Heavy fabrics give the room a formal look. Use lighter fabrics for a more relaxed space.
Decide between opaque and sheer drapes
Decide between opaque and sheer drapes. You can block sunlight by using opaque drapes, or let the sun shine through by choosing sheer drapes.
Choose the color for your curtains
Look at the colors that are prominent in the room you are decorating. Select a matching or complementary color for your curtains.
Measure curtain length
Use the tape measure to measure how long your curtains need to be. Measure from the curtain rod to your desired distance from the floor.
Measure curtain width
Measure the width of the window and add 6 to 12 inches. Look for a set of double curtains, each measuring the width of the window plus the additional inches, to give your curtains a fuller look.
Purchase and hang curtains
Find curtains that suit all of your needs, and purchase and hang them in your room. Switch out the curtains as often as you like to give your room a fresh new look without having to spend a lot of money.