Looking For New Drapes? Here's 3 Things To Consider

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Your windows are a gateway to the outside world. However, there comes a time when you want to close the drapes and relax without having to worry about anyone seeing inside your space. Everyone deserves to have their own privacy. If you aren't sure how to pick the perfect set of drapes for your space, here are a few things to consider.


Look for drapes that are at least a couple times the size of the window. If your window is three feet wide, your drapes should be at least six feet wide when they aren't gathered. Drapes should hang freely, while still having enough material to give them a full appearance when gathered. If you are buying multiple panels for each window, you have to remember to account for the extra width in the second panel. Otherwise, you will end up with too much curtain for your window.


When choosing a classic panel for your windows, you want to make sure that the curtains reach the floor. Even if it means you have to go up to the next size for your drapes and take them up a few inches, that is far better than having a large gap at the bottom of the windows. You should also account for the extra few inches you need to hang the bar above the window. If you plan on hanging the bar five inches above the window, add that in to the total length of your window treatments before making a final purchase.


Oftentimes, people have a certain function that they want their drapes to achieve. For some, they want their drapes to block out the sunlight for the early morning hours. Others want their drapes to simply look nice and give them a little privacy when they desire. With so many different types of drapes available, you need to spend time going through all of the options and see which ones are going to best accommodate your specific wants and needs.

Window treatments are something that you should take your time to choose. Don't just rush out and buy the first set of drapes you can find. Spend some time going through all of the different options to find the one that is best suited for your specific needs. It might be that each room needs a different type of drape to best suit your style and taste. For more information, visit http://www.sylvansdrapesandblinds.com.


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Double Up: Bunks Beds as a Small Room Solution

Having to place children's furniture in a small bedroom presented a problem for me. With two growing kids, I needed a dresser to accommodate both boys, as well as two beds. With two beds, desk and chair, toy chest and floor lamp, the room seemed overly crowded. My solution came with a highly functional bunk bed. Bunk beds take up minimal space. Better yet, my choice was a bunk that included a storage drawer. This compartment is used for storing the boys' small toys and other necessities. I didn't have to have a separate toy chest, so I reduced clutter which was great! When you have multiple children all in one room, you need all the help you can get!