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5 simple solutions to window dressing problems

25 November 2015, 07:44

Most houses are either built slightly skew or have some or other architectural peculiarity that makes covering windows just a little bit more challenging. Here's how to solve any problem.

Slanting ceiling

Always hang the curtain on a straight line, either the top or bottom of the curtain must be straight.

If you have a sofa in front of the window, hang the curtain straight along the slant at the top; the bottom will slant but it won’t be noticeable behind the sofa. If you are unsure, consider involving a professional.

Windows up to the ceiling

Don’t allow windows right up to the ceiling to cause you stress – opt for very light or medium-weight curtains to ensure the best look.

Bay windows

If your bay window faces the garden and privacy is not a major requirement, you may simply want to keep it open. Otherwise you could hang a Roman or other blind for each individual corner.

If you want to let light in, just open one blind and keep the rest closed to retain privacy. Curtains are also appropriate for bay windows as the rails and pipes can easily be bent according to the angle or curve of the window.

Just remember to take very accurate measurements as these railings fit very snugly.

Small windows

There is nothing quite as fun as decorating a small window – it is the ideal opportunity to use a beautiful piece of cloth with a pattern or sequins and bead details.

You're unlikely to need much more than a metre so use this chance to buy that gorgeous, slightly more pricey piece. Think of it in the same fashion as a scatter cushion: go ahead play with style and fashion – you can always replace it in a year’s time. Give your creativity free reign and have fun.

Front of house

If you have a number of large windows at the front of your house, plain, cream curtains are not the most inspiring sight when viewed from outside.

There are a wide variety of linings available in stores. You’ll find lining in most colours, even some with a slight sheen.

It is worth paying a little extra to create a beautiful finish on the face of your home.

- Woman24


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