I don't even watch horror movies but I'm pretty sure open windows are a big no-no. Those empty windows must have window treatments of some sort, especially when it's dark. If not for my own privacy, then for the sake of my own overactive imagination. Take that, Jason(full disclosure: I actually had to look him up to make sure I had the right character)!
Flowy curtains are my favorite, especially when they puddle slightly on the floor. My favorite way to accomplish this is to hang my curtains with ring clips. The only reason all the windows in my house aren't like this is because I haven't gotten to them yet. I'll go ahead and add that to the million things I haven't done.
But just you wait.
The latest room to get the curtain treatment was our kitchen. I used an Ikea rod that I stole from the guest bedroom(so I could hang the pretties up in there instead!), covered it in a few coats of oil-rubbed bronze(ORB) spraypaint, and added some ORB curtain rings from Target. I used rehemmed tablecloths, also from Target, for curtains.
There are three reasons why this curtain hanging style is my favorite...
1. Easier to open and close. Having my curtains on rings allows me to pull the curtains back quickly without having to climb on a chair and wrestle a curtain over that pesky bump where the two halves of the rod come together. It's why I never use those fancy S shaped shower curtain hooks either. Just jiggle these a little and they glide right over.
2. Feels casual. The look of traditional tie back curtains lends itself to a more polished look. I happen to prefer the comfy, casual look. The exposed hardware adds interest and an industrial feel. Curtains on ring clips are a common look for farmhouse, cottage, and industrial styles because it feels more relaxed and unstructured.
3. Curtains cover less window area. I like to open my curtains every day and the wider the better. With the rod hung wider, the curtains don't cover any of the window, which means better lighting and an unobstructed view.
Obviously, ring clips aren't the only way to hang curtains. There are grommet tops, tab tops, rod pocket, ring clips, and pleated. How you hang curtains is all about your preference and personal style. As long as those windows get covered up when it's dark! Which way is your favorite?
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