Finding the perfect drapes is only the first step. Next you must find the right way to hang them. Of course you know of the standard hardware options and ways to hang them, but what about unique options? If you want the way they hang to be as exciting as what you’re hanging, then you’ll love these five unique options to display your new window treatments.
1. Use hooks and nails
If you have decorative curtains that you won’t need to open, consider adding hooks to the curtains and then placing them on your windowsill with weathered nails. This is a great option for spaces that have a cozy, rustic look, or use shiny, stainless steel nails for a modern, industrial look.
2. Hang them with hangers
Head to your local antique store to get some unique wooden hangers. Then use clothespins to attach your curtains to the hangers. When you have that done, just attach the hanger to the top of your window trim. This is the perfect touch for country style décor – and it’s very affordable! You don’t have to buy any hardware at all.
3. Create your own garland
Paper garland is easy to make, inexpensive, and allows you to express yourself. One example is taking pages from old, antique books and stringing them onto ribbons. Bunch them very tightly together and you’ll have a unique, fluffy, affordable valance.
4. Add something special to your window treatments
You can hang your drapes in the typical way, with standard curtain hardware, and then add decorative touches. One option is to take mason jars, tie twine around their tops, and then hang them from your rods. You can fill them up with seashells you’ve collected, fresh flowers, or even votive candles that can shine and flutter when you light them at night.
5. Hang your drapes from shelves
The space above your curtains doesn’t have to go to waste. Buy some shelves, hang them above your windowsill, and then attach your curtain rod directly to them. You can use the shelves to house books, knickknacks, art – whatever you like! For an added touch of personality, paint the shelves to match and fit in with your décor.
No matter how you choose to hang them, the first step to your new drapes are finding the perfect pieces. That’s where Half Price Drapes comes in. Shop our huge selection and affordable prices.