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#DesignDilemma: How do I hang my curtains?

Curtains are such a  common design disaster and you may not even know something is wrong! Let’s go over how to hang your curtains properly, and why these examples work to your advantage. But first, we will address what you may be doing wrong.

1. Hanging your curtains too low:

How to fix it:

Make sure to hang your curtain rod at least 20″ above your window molding OR hang right beneath your crown molding. This creates height and allows more light to enter the room.

2. Hanging your curtains to fit the frame of the window is another common mistake. You want to make sure you are hanging your curtain rod about 8″ out on either side. That way, when you open your curtains, you will displaying the entire window frame!

Combine the first two tips and hang your curtains HIGH AND WIDE. Creating the illusion of a wide and tall window will make your room transform!

3.  Still not seeing results? Your curtains may be too short!

 

You want to make sure your drapes are either “kissing” the floor, resting on the floor, or puddled for a romantic look. See the diagram below for reference:

 

Image from I Dream of Drapery

Follow these few rules and you will be on the way to curtain success!

 

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#DesignDilemma: Decorating with a TV

Today, the television has become a focal point in almost all of our homes. However, it doesn’t have to be as unsightly as you think! There are ways to camouflage a TV to work in your favor. Here are a few of our ideas:

 

1. The simplest answer may be the best solution. Find an entertainment center that has piers with shelves to display decorative and personal items to make your television seem more like a piece of furniture. The great thing about entertainment centers is that the wire management hides all of those ugly wires. Here is one that is available at Turner’s:

 

Parker House Entertainment Center $1999

 

2. The next option uses your television in a composition thats part of a gallery wall. If you have a wall dying for attention around a TV, try displaying your favorite artwork and photographs around it! This idea below also incorporates antlers to add deminsion and texture. Make sure to start with a console or credenza and work around it! If you absolutely have to have a television (let’s face it, we all do!), make it part of your design plan.

 

 

3.  If you own your home and want to make the extra expense, a built in wall unit can be a very attractive solution for your television.

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We hope this helps you with your TV design dilemma! Have you tried something else that you like better? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook!