Hide Window Flaws with Curtains and Drapes

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Are you aware that curtains and drapes can be used to hide, or at least minimize, certain flaws with regard to the window(s) in a room? It’s true, so let’s take a look at a few examples and see how we can use window treatments to give the room a more pleasing look.

These are the same tips and tricks that interior designers use with window coverings to give a room a better balance when it’s needed.

These simple tricks are sort of like an optical illusion because the eye is fooled into seeing the window a bit differently than it really is.

For example, if you have windows of a slightly different size, pick the window treatment you want and then measure for the largest window first. Hang the other window coverings at the same height and also try to have the hems at the same height. This might require a length that is longer than the smaller window really needs, but it presents a more balanced overall look.

If you want a window to seem wider than it is, you can mount the curtain rod at a point beyond the window frame.

You can give a window a shorter appearance by using a window treatment that features a deep valance.

If you have a window or a view that isn’t so great to see, you can use lace curtains or sheer panels to minimize the view, but still let light into the room.

On the other hand, if you have a nice looking window and a great outside view, you may want to have much of the window (and the frame) exposed. This can be done by tying the drapes and curtains back or having them drawn to the side as much as possible.

You can often get more tips and tricks about curtains and drapes from the home decorating shows that are on various television channels.