Sprucing up a dull room doesn’t have to be hard work.
Despite the endless advice out there, a simple way to change the feel of a room is to change the curtains.
For a classic look stick to a simple white curtain with a black rod: the lighter colour will also make your space look bigger.
How to hang curtains
Ignore where your window starts and go higher, hanging the rod closer to the ceiling. This will make the room appear taller. The black rod will also draw the eye towards the roof.
Cutting off your drapes at the window can make a room feel smaller, so keep your curtains floor length.
As a general rule, your curtains should be a combined width that is 2 to 2½ times the width of the window.
Think about your finish
Details are important. Think about the style of the rod as well as the hooks, rings and final.
Don’t assume the creases will fall out. Don't be lazy and iron your drapes before hanging them.
This article originally appeared on Better Homes and Gardens.