1. Wrong curtain width Problem When buying or ordering curtains, many are guided by the width of the wall, for example, 200 cm. And they completely forget about the folds, which significantly reduce the size of the finished canvas. As a result, two curtains do not reach each other in the center of the window and the sun or the light of a street lamp constantly enters the room.
Solution The width of the curtain is determined by the length of the eaves and the type of curtain attachment desired. To calculate how much fabric you need, you need to know the gathering factor.
2. Incorrect curtain density Problem A common situation: they ordered a curtain from the fabric you liked, hung it up, it fit perfectly in size. We closed the window at night, and in the morning we woke up just as early because the curtains do not block the sunlight – and we wanted it to be. Or, on the contrary, they just wanted to shade the room a little, but in the end, it turned out to be twilight, because the curtains are too thick. Solution There are several of them. For the shadow side, canvases made of light materials will come in handy: organza, viscose, or silk. Thin cotton and linen in natural colors are back in fashion. Tulle, Roman blinds, pleated blinds made of such natural fabrics can be used independently, without additional dense curtains.
3. Wrong curtain length Problem Having calculated the length of the curtains by the height of the window, you can find out during the hanging process that the canvas is too short – they forgot about the cornice. And if you take a large stock, the edge of the curtains will lie on the floor.
To the window sill: the bottom edge of the curtain is 1 cm above the window sill – the fabric can be moved freely. Below the windowsill: The curtains look neater if they hang 10-15 cm below the windowsill. Floor-length: Curtains end 1 cm above floor level for less wear and tear. You can also choose the length of the curtains so that the fabric falls to the floor.
4. Curtains along the entire length of the wall Problem Curtains start to look like a wall too, especially when closed. It is more comfortable for the look when they have a clear border.
Solution Use curtains and tulle slightly larger than the width of the window – at the same time you can save on fabric, do not be afraid if part of the wall is visible. Extra-wide curtains are suitable for panoramic windows.
5. Tulle even where it is not needed Problem The most common window decoration is tulle and two curtains on the sides. And this sometimes causes inconvenience: additional expenses for fabric, the need to wash, since the tulle absorbs more dirt and turns gray faster. And also a change in heat transfer from a heating radiator, if it is covered with a canvas.
Solution Firstly, you can not use tulle at all – why not an option? The room will have more air and light and less dust. Secondly, lightweight fabric can be replaced with more comfortable Roman or roller blinds. They can be used alone or paired with curtains.