Don't you love how custom curtains just seem to fall in those perfect little waves? Here is how you can get perfect curtain curves right off the shelf.
1. Use Curtain Rings with Clips
Use curtain rings with clips. Most curtains come ready-made with a pocket to push the rod through for hanging. Spend a few extra dollars for proper hanging hardware. This looks better and is a lot more functional. The rings make it so much easier to pull your curtain open and closed - gliding across the curtain rod as opposed to tugging it every time.
2. Pinch a Pleat
Pinch a Pleat. This is how you are going to get those perfect curvy curtain waves. The pleats will give your curtain symmetrical movement when they are both closed and open.
Most packs of curtain rings with clips come in a pack of 14. When hanging a pair of curtains, that will be seven clips for each curtain.
Lay your curtain out on a bed, table, or floor.
Fold the curtain in half to find the center and clip your first pleat here.
Clip and pleat your second and third pleat on each end of the curtain.
- Measure where the remaining four pleats will need to go. Two between the left edge and middle and two between the right edge and middle.
3. Hang on the Outside of the Window
Hang the curtains on the outside of the window. In other words, you want to hang your curtain rod past the window frame on each side by 10 to 12 inches. This makes your window feel bigger and the room appear larger.
If you have a window that is a little off-center, you can make the window appear as if it were right in the middle of the wall by extending the curtain rod more on one side.
4. Hang Curtains Ceiling to Floor
Curtains hanging from the ceiling to the floor will make your room feel taller because it visually draws your eye up. This will make a small room feel bigger and add a little elegance.