Curtains and Drapes: How to Decorate the Dining Room Curtains and Drapes: How to Decorate the Dining Room

What You'll Need
Curtain rods
Measuring tape
Fabric tape
Drapery clips
Wall paint
Pins and nails

Decorating a dining room takes patience and a careful choice of curtains and drapes. They help in bringing a uniform look into your dining room. Additionally, curtains and drapes are quick becoming the common alternatives to decorating your dining space with artistic furniture and other means. Especially if you are going to convert your dining room into a more informal, artistic or a homely one, you can choose to start browsing simple patterns. The following text will guide you through steps you need to follow from point zero.

Step 1: Get the Measurements Done

Measure the length over each window with a normal measuring tape. It is advisable to use the ones generally found at hardware stores and used in civil constructions. The curtains will be required at every window so that you can get ready for a fuller décor. The length of cloth you will need to buy for the draperies must equal the addition of all window measurements. You can use a fabric tape for confirming that you are buying the right amount.

Step 2: Make a Wise Decision of Color and Lighting

You will be required to choose the colors of the curtains carefully. It must conform to the remaining décor. Wide varieties are mainly distinguishable by colors and color-patterns. Color patterns offer you the flexibility extending amongst decors of different kinds. Bigger dining rooms can do without patterns, but require adequate lighting. However, in smaller dining rooms, you can do with more illumination solely on the dining table with the remaining décor/curtains being light in color, giving the illusion of a larger space.

Step 3: Drilling Nails and Pins

Once you have managed to confirm and mark off your measurements, you will need to purchase the curtain rods. Buy curtain rods with measurements in mind. If you buy longer ones, you can easily adjust their lengths. Use the drilling machine to create holes in the wall. These will be the positions where nails will go in well enough to withstand the weight of the curtain rod as well as the drapes. Make sure that enough accuracy is maintained throughout the process. As a nonprofessional, you may find this the most difficult part to master.

Step 4: Using Clips for Hems

Hems are great economical alternative to stitching of curtains. The clips and hems available in the market vary greatly in terms of styles and color patterns. Adjusting the creases and preventing them from looking out of place can help largely. Turning in all sides of the curtain by an inch or two help them appear stiff and seldom allow them to fly around. However, you can skip this for the sides and the lower part if you are looking for a flowing curtain.

Decorating your dining room with curtains can be confusing as a first timer. However, if you follow the steps rightly, things can get a lot easier. Precautions are necessary while using hazardous tools such as the drilling machine and nails. Also remember to pay attention to your budget, as complicated draping plans can lead you into inordinate expenses.

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