What qualifies as easy window treatments ? well for me they need to be simple window treatments that are easy to hang and dress.
So that means not having to use curtain hooks of any kind. Not having to pull the header tape cords to create the pleats. It also means using the simplest window treatment hardware you can buy.
When it comes to window curtain hardware these ones just below are as simple as you can get. Just a curtain rod with decorative curtain rod finials for the ends. Then a minimum of two curtain rod brackets to support the curtain rod. On window over 60 inches wide it is best to use three brackets one for the center.
When fixing the curtain rod brackets to the wall over your window. The best place to install them is around 5 inches over the top of your window. Also they are best set out 3 to 5 inches past the window on both sides.
The reason for hanging curtain rods at this height is that if you're using grommet drapes or tab drapes. Then you won't see the top of the window between the grommets or tabs. This just doesn't look right. The reason for getting your curtain rod to pass the window a few inches on both sides. Is to allow your curtains to pull back off the window for maximum light and view.
Ideally when your curtains are open the leading edges should be just covering the glass area of your window for the best look and use.
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Now I know you can get the kind of curtain rods that have brackets that grip the inside of your window trim. they hold up under tension from the rod pushing against the sides of the window. I personally would not use these even though they seem like a really easy window treatment hardware solution.
The problem is that everyone including me wants to pay cheap, but we don't want to get cheap. That is what these tension rods are, plus your curtains won't hang at the right height or width on these curtain rods either. I have put a picture of this rod here on the right just so you know what to avoid.
Take a look below at my top picks for creating your own easy window treatments without it taking half a day to complete.
Why choose Grommet drapes for your next window treatment project. Take a look here to find out why I recommend these kind of drapes design. There are several really good reasons you would want to be hanging drapes like these.
To start they are a really modern window treatment style, so if you want a contemporary window treatments then I would seriously consider buying curtain styles like this. They are very simple window treatments. The grommets (holes) along the top of the curtain panel force the curtain to fall into its pleats naturally. That is once you have the curtains hanging from a decorative curtain rod.
To find out lots more useful stuff about grommet drapes
What's good and what's bad about tab drapes? To find out the best way to use these kind of window treatment styles take a look here and make sure you end up with that designer window treatments look.
To start they are a really modern window treatment style, so if you want a contemporary window treatments then I would seriously consider buying curtain styles like this. They are very simple window treatments. The tabs along the top of the curtain panel are used to hang the curtain from a decorative curtain rod.
To find out lots more useful stuff about tab drapes
Rod pocket drapes can be found everywhere and are the ultimate word in easy window treatments. No curtain header to gather, no curtain hooks to fiddle with before you get to hanging drapes. All you need is your drape and your decorative curtain rod.
The only thing you need to make sure of is that the rod pocket is wide enough for your decorative curtain rod to fit through. Whatever your rod width is the pocket need to be double that to allow it to ruche onto to the rod properly.
Great Ideas for using sheer window treatments. What are the options open to you when using these window treatment styles on your windows? Why use these drapes design at all? Well let me show you what these versatile window treatment ideas can do to transform your room.
To find out lots more useful stuff about sheer window treatments, including these modern sheer grommet top curtains.
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