The right curtains have the ability to pull an entire room together, making it look complete. I always like to keep my curtains simple. Instead of using crazy colors or patterns, I use white or ivory curtains that are either crochet, lace, or sheer fabric, and then layer them.
Layering your curtains adds a lot of interest without being too busy. It adds a cozy, lived-in feeling to the room, and it’s a really unique element of decor. All you have to do is begin with one curtain as you normally would (usually on a curtain rod), and then add a second layer by tying another curtain to the curtain rod or nailing it just above the window.
Since I don’t have curtains rods installed yet (I just moved into a new house!) I hung both layers by nailing them – one inside the window frame, and one just above it. I love the way the top layer puddles on to the floor — and that the bottom layer doesn’t. The key is to let the bottom layer show, so I made sure I hung the top layer slightly off to the side.
TIP: You don’t necessarily have to use curtains. The second layer I used is actually a tablecloth!
There are tons of ways to drape your top layer, so you can have fun playing around with them to see which way works best!
More home decor ideas from the BLDG 25 Blog.