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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: What size rug do I need?

There are plenty of reasons to consider placing a rug in your space. They provide comfort, warmth, contrast, and can be color inspiration for your entire design. However, the most commonly asked question still stands: What size rug do I need? The answer depends on the type and size of your room, furniture placement, and sometimes style inspiration.

1. Living Room 

Large Living Room | Coastal Style Blog | Image Made In Heaven, via Sletvoll, Decorations Idyll Home

In large living rooms with floating furniture, it is best to find a rug big enough for all of your pieces to sit completely on with 6-10″ of extra space on all sides. This helps center and ground the room, creating a focal point and adding softness. This also helps bring the furniture together and helps your space not look so scattered. Standard rugs for large living rooms are 9’x12′ and 11’x14′. 

 

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In smaller living rooms, rugs are best placed at least half-way underneath your furniture. Have a small rug under the coffee table? Add a large sisal, jute, or seagrass rug underneath it to add dimension and texture. Standard sizes for this type of space are 6’x9′ or 8’x10′.

2. Dining Rooms

 

In dining rooms, there are several factors to consider before you buy a rug:

1. When measuring your table, add 24″ on each side and let that be the minimum requirement for rug dimensions. You want your guests to be able to pull out their chair comfortably without getting caught

2. Choose a low pile or flat weave rug, so chairs glide easily.

3. Mimic your rug shape to your table shape. Rectangular rugs look best underneath rectangular and oval tables, round rugs look best with round tables, and square rugs look best under square tables. Be careful though! Also consider the size and shape of your room before you make this decision.

3. Bedrooms 
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Photo: Tessa Neustadt

For bedrooms, place your rug underneath the bottom two-thirds of your bed. You want to make sure you have enough room on each side of the bed to cushion your feet when you get up in the morning! You can also layer your rugs, like shown in the photo above.

 

Find your rug at Turner’s Fine Furniture and our design team will help you make the best decision for your space.   

 

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Tips to help you get the most out of your furniture shopping experience

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For some, redecorating a room in their home just comes naturally. However for most, it can be a little intimidating and overwhelming. What kind of furniture should I buy? How do I mix styles and patterns? What are the best accessories to give my room that finishing touch?

Well, you don’t have to be alone in your redecorating adventure! It’s okay to seek help from a design professional. Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Who can afford an interior designer?”  You, that’s who! At Turner’s Fine Furniture, you can browse a great selection of name brand furniture AND speak with expert designers. And the best part, the design service is free!

Here are just a few things to consider before you go furniture shopping:

  • Have a design goal in mind. Whether it’s creating a bedroom to relax after a long day, a living room to gather family and friends, or the perfect kitchen for entertaining, let your designer know how you want to use your space.
  • Explain your style. Are you more traditional or contemporary? Are you drawn to neutrals or do you like pops of color?
  • Bring pictures of your space. Take pictures of your room from multiple angles and bring them with you when shopping for furniture. It helps give your designer a better feel for your space and allows them to help you purchase the best furniture to meet your needs.
  • Bring pictures of inspirations. If a photo you found on Pinterest or in a magazine inspired you to spruce up your space, bring it with you. It can be a whole room or just something that has colors, artwork or accessories you like. This will also help your designer get a better feel for your overall style.
  •  Take measurements. It’s great to know the dimensions of the room you want to redesign/refurnish. This way, your designer can guide you toward the best style and size of furniture for your room. It also helps them create a better room sketch for you. After all, we want to make sure we measure up to all your expectations!
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for an in-home visit. Sometimes, it feels a little more comfortable to talk about your room while actually standing in it. No problem! Our designers will do one complementary in-home visit to help you determine what furniture and/or accessories you need to create your dream space.

Whether you’re building a new home and starting from scratch, looking to redecorate an existing room or two or maybe just add some new accessories, Turner’s designers are here to lend customers their expertise and offer the very best selection advice.