Ideas for hanging curtains include hanging curtains high for a dramatic look or layering several types of curtains to fill up visual space and create a homey room. The type of curtain rod and hardware used also changes the look of the curtains.
Hanging curtains close to the ceiling creates a dramatic look. When curtains extend from ceiling to floor, the visual effect is to make the ceiling look higher and give the room a sense of grandeur. This works especially well with solid colored curtains.
Layering two or three types of curtains is a great way to fill up visual space in a large bedroom or living room. A white curtain panel layered on top of a patterned panel creates this look, as does adding a matching valance or sheer cafe curtains that hang across the bottom half of the window.
Installing decorative finials dresses up sheer or simple white curtains. Another idea is to use contrasting ribbon to tie back each curtain panel.