Layered curtains help curtains appear fuller and of higher quality. Layering patterned and solid curtains are also visually interesting.
Sometimes finding the right curtains for a space in your home is difficult. The colors are sometimes difficult to coordinate. Or the curtains you really want are out of your budget.
Affordable curtains are often thin and look cheap. But there is an easy trick for making them look more luxurious. Layering! Layered curtains appear more full. Full curtains look more luxurious.
Layered curtains also provide more visual interest because you can layer various colors or patterns of curtains.
I fell in love with these gray patterned curtains from IKEA. They look kind of like a topographical map! However, they are incredibly sheer. I worried that for a large bay window the curtains would look cheap. The amount of privacy we would have with such sheer curtains was also an issue.
Ultimately, I purchased a pair of solid gray curtains that matched the gray in the pattern on the topographic curtains. I hung the gray curtains behind the patterned curtains. The result was fuller-looking curtains. And more privacy!
Layered Curtains Made Easy
IKEA sells mounts for curtains that make layering easy. It is called the Racka/Hugard Double Curtain Rod Combination. It includes 3 wall brackets, 6 curtain rod holders, and 2 curtain rods. This combination package is outfitted to hold a combination of heavy and light curtains. I just hung two pairs of light curtains though.
I never realized how happy something simple like new curtains, and a bouquet of fresh flowers could make me. It really is the simple things. We’ve been in this house for over a year. I’m just now transforming the downstairs. It makes me so happy.
This room reflects me. The fun green color, the kind of nerdy topographical printed curtains, the large rustic family table, the fun table runner, the fresh flowers, and a large amount of natural light.
What do you think of the new curtains? Isn’t it a large improvement from the old lady curtains? What room in your house do you think reflects you and your style the most?