Changing the curtains in your house can be a simple way to switch things up, but what’s the best way to hang them? You’ll want to get it right the first time to avoid the stress of re-hanging. We have some expert tips to ensure you learn the best techniques. Find out how to hang curtains perfectly with our expert tips below.
Choose Your Curtains
The first step is to choose the curtain style that’s right for your home. What colour and fabric do you want? Harrisons offers many options, whether you’re after a subtle look or a textured design that makes an impact. The Reflection Curtain will look beautiful and elegant in any contemporary home thanks to its soft wide striped sheer.
Measure your Curtains
First things first, if you’ve bought ready-made curtains in NZ, you need to ensure that your new curtains will fit the window or door you need to cover. Make sure that the curtain rod you choose is longer than the total length of the window, so the curtains will sit out of the way when open and fully cover the window when closed.
You’ll also want the curtain fabric width to be generously larger than the window so that when they are closed, they look nice and full, with attractive pleats, rather than pulled tight and flat-looking.
Choosing the right place for your curtains to hang is also more important than you may think. Curtains that are hung too low can make a room feel smaller. And if you hang them too high, the curtains may hang awkwardly above the floor, which will look strange. The general rule of thumb is to hang the curtain track four to six inches above the window frame whilst ensuring that the bottom of the fabric will lightly brush the floor when hung.
Getting them up
There are a fantastic selection of curtain styles available, and each attaches to the track in the same way. Luckily, this step is straightforward, no matter which curtain style you choose! Once you have attached your curtains, stand back and look at the curtains from all angles to ensure they are hanging the way you want them to. That’s all there is to it!
Need New Curtains?
If you want to buy new curtains, you can’t look past our extensive range available at Harrisons Curtains and Blinds. We offer an in-home buying service so that we can tailor the perfect solution for your needs. Your local Harrisons’ expert will come to your home, bringing everything you need to make an informed choice.
We’ll show you our full range of samples in your home’s unique light and surrounded by your furnishings. Your Harrisons’ expert will guide you, helping you to make the best choice. No matter your interior design style, we have beautifully-made curtains to suit your needs. Get in touch with our team today to schedule an in-home visit!