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Top Dining Room Curtain Ideas

The dining room is often a special place in the home. It’s a gathering space for people to celebrate important occasions, enjoy the company of one another, and indulge in delicious meals. However, your dining room needs to be decorated in a welcoming manner to make these special moments happen! Use our top dining room curtain ideas to create the perfect atmosphere and a gorgeous design.

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Formal or Casual?

When designing curtains for your dining room, you first need to identify whether the space features a more formal or casual feel. This can help you decide on a curtain fabric that best matches the atmosphere of the room:

  • For a formal dining room, velvet and silk are the most opulent fabrics. They feature a heavyweight design and are constructed from the finest quality materials to simply exude elegance.
  • For a semi-formal dining room, cotton curtains can easily be dressed up or down to perfectly match your current décor. When designed correctly, they can offer a well-balanced look that’s not overly formal yet still slightly more structured.
  • For a casual dining room, linen and sheer curtains are gorgeous options. They’ll keep the space feeling light and fresh to add to its laidback design.

Blue Regal Velvet Curtains

Torcello Cotton Curtains

Acik Linen Curtains

Short or Long?

Next, you need to decide on the length of your curtains.

You should hang short curtains if:

  • Your dining room gets a lot of foot traffic. Long curtains can present a tripping hazard. If you have children who like to run around the house or many people pass through the area, short curtains that end at the windowsill can eliminate this potential danger.
  • You’re concerned about wear-and-tear. Curtains that touch the sill will experience much less wear-and-tear than long curtains that touch the floor.
  • You don’t mind a slightly more casual look. Short curtains are generally more casual in design. That’s not to say they can’t work at all in formal spaces, just note that there are other more formal lengths out there to choose from.

You should hang long curtains if:

  • You want a completely formal look. Long curtains that touch the floor make a dramatic statement that’s undeniably regal. This is especially true of puddled curtains that allow the fabric to rest on the floor in gorgeous bundles.
  • You want your dining room to appear bigger. Hanging long curtains is known to make smaller spaces appear larger than they are. You can intensify this effect by hanging extra-long curtains higher than the window frame, or even going with floor-to-ceiling curtains.
  • You don’t mind washing your curtains more frequently. Since long curtains hang close to or on the floor, they tend to become dirty more quickly. This will require you to wash your curtains on a regular schedule to maintain their look and the integrity of the fabric.

Stand Out or Blend In?

Another point you need to consider is whether you’d like your curtains to be the focal point of the dining room or blend in with your current décor.

Here’s how to make your curtains stand out:

  • Select a bold color. Going with a unique, rich, and vibrant hue that stands out amongst the rest of your décor is a great way to ensure guests’ eyes are drawn to your curtains.
  • Select a medium- to large-scale pattern. If you’d like to hang patterned curtains, a medium- or large-scale pattern will make a bold statement in your space.

Mandarino Silk Curtains

London in Blue Cotton Curtains

Here’s how to make your curtains blend in:

  • Select a neutral color. Neutrals such as white, grey, beige, tan, and brown will tone-down the look of your curtains, ensuring they blend nicely into the space.
  • Go with small-scale patterns. Even if you want your curtains to blend in, you can still select a gorgeous pattern. Simply ensure that it’s a small-scale pattern that features a more delicate design.

Tapakiri Linen Curtains

Morlaix Cotton Curtains

Frequently or Rarely Used?

Understanding how frequently you use your dining room window also plays a key role in your curtain design:

  • If you frequently use your dining room window, consider opting for two, stationary curtain panels that hang on either side of the frame. Stationary panels will beautifully accent the window and never stand in your way when you want to open and close it.
  • If you rarely use your dining room window, we suggest hanging standard curtains. Then, enhance their look by increasing the fullness factor x2 to enjoy bolder, dramatic pleats!

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We hope these top dining room curtain ideas inspire you! If you’re ready to shop, order your custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to design a window treatment that fits your exact specifications and design style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your dining room, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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9 Rental Apartment Decorating Ideas

Whether you’re renting an apartment for the first or fifth time, it’s always fun to decorate! Putting your unique spin on the space is how to really make it feel like home. Use these nine rental apartment decorating ideas to help get you started.

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Custom Curtains

Ashwell Park Blackout Curtains

Venice Cotton Curtains

Curtains are a stunning and practical addition to any room:

  • For a bedroom, install blackout curtains to enjoy increased light, sound, and temperature control.
  • For a kitchen, install café curtains. These are half the length of the window and are hung across the center of the pane. Café curtains are not only a cute addition to a kitchen window, but they’re short enough to avoid splashes from the sink and prevent fire hazards.
  • For a bathroom, café curtains are also a good choice. They won’t overwhelm the space, yet still offer enough privacy and will remain protected from bathroom wet zones such as the sink and shower.
  • For a casual living space, cotton, linen, and sheer curtains offer a relaxed feel.
  • For an elegant living space, velvet and silk curtains provide a regal feel.

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Curtain Tie Backs

When you want to keep your curtains open and held away from the window, curtain tie backs are useful to have! This accessory can be created in any fabric option. They’re designed to elegantly and securely keep your curtains swept to the side of your window so you can easily open and close your curtains to enjoy natural sunlight as you please. Simply unlatch the tie back from its hold to close your curtains back in place.

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Roman Shades

Roman shades are another great window treatment for an apartment. They’re made out of the fabric of your choosing and match the exact dimensions of your window. When closed, they feature a singular piece of fabric so you can enjoy the design. When open, they stack in neat folds and rest cleanly at the top of the window frame, allowing you to fully enjoy your view. Minimalistic and easy to use, you can’t go wrong with roman shades in your apartment!

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Trim & Tassels

Curtain Trim

Curtain Tassels

Whether you’ve selected to hang curtains or roman shades, you can enhance them even further with trim and tassels:

  • Trim. If you want to add depth and detail to your window treatment, including a trim is a simple way to do it. From cute pom-poms and fan edges to geometric trims, grosgrain ribbon, and more, you’re sure to find an option that best matches your décor. Shop Now.
  • Tassels. Embellishments such as tassels can make a dramatic impact on your window treatment. Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous beaded option or an intricate criss-cross design, tassels will look amazing lining the bottom and sides of your window treatment. Shop Now.

Valance

A valance is a charming, stationary window treatment that covers the top fourth of the pane. Valances come in a variety of styles and designs to match your existing décor, and they beautifully soften incoming light.

Valances look great as a standalone look. However, you can also layer a valance over your curtains to enjoy the best of both worlds. Note that this is also a smart way to conceal your curtain hardware!

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Bed Runner

Want to glamorize the look of your bed? Then consider adding a stylish bed runner! This thin, rectangular piece of fabric is meant to lay across the foot of your bed to help incorporate added color and character. You can design a bed runner in any shade, fabric, or pattern that you desire to give your bedding new dimension!

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Cushion Covers

Another way to liven up your bedding is with the addition of custom throw pillows. Again, this is a great way to work in a variety of hues from your room’s color palette to bring the space together. You might also consider designing custom throw pillows for your couch, as well. No matter where you put them, they’re sure to bring both style and comfort!

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Table Runner

If you have space for a table in your apartment, it will greatly benefit from a table runner. This accessory beautifully accents your table to transform it from drab to fab. A small but dramatic detail, you’ll love the extra flair that a table runner provides!

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Order Custom Décor from Spiffy Spools

These nine rental apartment decorating ideas are sure to enhance your space! At Spiffy Spools, we make it easy to create custom curtains and décor that fit your unique style and measurements, with over 1,000 fabrics and patterns. Explore our site to find gorgeous options that will add plenty of character to your new room—and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have along the way!

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Dorm Décor Ideas for Guys

Looking for a way to liven up your dorm room? There are plenty of items you can add to your space to help you show off your sense of style and taste. View these dorm décor ideas for guys to get started sprucing up your new room!

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Custom Curtains

Doulton Blackout Curtains

Sea Holly Curtains

Hanging curtains in your dorm is the ultimate way to transform your room. They add an instant pop of color and can be as simple or vibrant as you’d like—whatever best matches your current décor. Here are some tips for helping you select the best curtains for a guy’s dorm room:

  • If your current décor features patterns, choose curtains in a solid option. Clashing patterns will make the space feel cluttered and disorganized.
  • If your current décor features solid colors, choose curtains in a pattern to add more character to the space.
  • If you want to block sunlight, purchase blackout curtains. In addition to coming in a variety of fabrics and designs, they also block 100% of the sun’s rays, ensuring your room stays dark to help you sleep. They also offer total privacy because not even a shadow can be seen through the fabric. Shop Now.

Another point to keep in mind when it comes to dorm room curtains is how you can hang them. Many dorms prohibit tenants from drilling into the walls, and if you do, you may incur a fine. To avoid this, try a no-drill hanging method, such as those that use the following:

  • Command Hooks
  • Tension rod
  • Kwik-Hang Brackets

These promise to keep your wall free of destructive holes! Check out our blog on How to Hang Curtains in a Dorm Room for more tips.

Curtain Tie Backs

To enjoy an unobstructed view out of your window, consider adding curtain tie backs to your dorm room curtains. These handy accessories will hold your curtains away from the window to allow in plenty of natural sunlight. When you want to close your curtains, simply unhook the curtain tie backs from their hook and pull your curtains shut. These are extremely useful for allowing you to control the level of light and privacy in your dorm room.

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Roman Shades

Flat Fold Roman Shades with Back Slats

Flat Fold Roman Shades with Front Slats

If you’re not interested in the look of curtains, roman shades may be right for you! These offer similar functionality to blinds, but the mechanism for opening and closing is slightly different. They are also much more visually appealing! This is because they feature a single panel of fabric that matches the exact dimensions of your window when closed. When you’re ready to open them, they stack from the bottom in even folds and rest crisply at the top of the window frame.

The two best kinds of roman shades for a guy’s dorm room include:

  • Flat fold roman shades with back slats. These provide the most minimalistic look. The horizontal slats are stitched into the back lining so there are no visible seams in the fabric when the shades are closed.
  • Flat fold roman shades with front slats. These feature visible, horizontal panels that evenly break up the fabric when the shade is closed.

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Cushion Covers

Transform your boring, bland pillows with vibrant cushion covers in any color, fabric, or pattern! Consider matching your cushion covers to your new curtains or roman shades, or select an option that complements them. Adding a few stylish covers that work with your dorm room’s color palette is a great way to tie the space together.

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Bed Runners

As a finishing touch, purchase a sleek bed runner to complete your dorm room. A bed runner is a thin, rectangular piece of fabric that’s placed across the foot of the bed as a decorative element. Similar to the curtains, we suggest selecting a bed runner in a solid if your bedspread features a pattern, and vice versa. Alternatively, you could pair a solid bedspread with a solid bed runner in a complementary color. This small décor item is sure to make your dorm room stand out among the rest!

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Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

These dorm décor ideas for guys are sure to enhance your space! At Spiffy Spools, we make it easy to create custom curtains and décor that fit your unique style and measurements, with over 1,000 fabrics and patterns. Explore our site to find gorgeous options that will add plenty of character to your new room—and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have along the way!

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Dorm Décor Ideas for Girls

Decorating your dorm is one of the first things you’ll do as a college student, so you’ll want to make sure it looks perfect! Explore these dorm décor ideas for girls to gain some inspiration. There are plenty of items you can add to your space to make it stand out.

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Custom Curtains are a Must!

Wishing Well Velvet Curtains

Southwold Blackout Curtains

One of the best ways to decorate your dorm is with the addition of custom curtains. There are so many styles to choose from, and each selection offers its own unique benefits. View some of the top curtain selections that will look gorgeous in your new room:

  • Blackout curtains. These are the perfect option for your dorm room. Blackout curtains block total sunlight to ensure your room stays dark while you rest. Plus, they’re completely opaque, providing you with maximum privacy. Choose from a variety of colors and patterns to match your space! Shop Now.
  • Linen curtains. Perhaps your dorm room doesn’t get much natural sunlight, so it feels a little too In this case, linen curtains may be your best option. Their lightweight design will make the space feel breezy, while their light-filtering effect will help illuminate your room. Shop Now.
  • Silk & velvet curtains. Want to transform your space from drab to fab? Silk and velvet are the most luxurious fabric selections, exuding a dreamy, elegant feel. If you really want to make a statement, silk and velvet curtains are a great selection! Shop Now.

Special Considerations for Hanging Your Curtains

You may be wondering if it’s even possible to hang curtains in your dorm when there are restrictions regarding drilling. Luckily, there are several ways to put up curtains without altering the wall or window frame:

  • Command Hooks
  • Tension rod
  • Kwik-Hang Brackets

If you want to avoid getting fined for damages, these are the best options for decorating your dorm with curtains! Check out our blog on How to Hang Curtains in a Dorm Room for more tips.

Improve Functionality with Curtain Tie Backs

If you plan to use your dorm room window frequently, pairing your curtains with curtain tie backs is a smart idea. When you want to keep your curtains open for an extended time, tie backs sweep and secure the fabric away from the window so you can enjoy your view and the incoming sunlight. When you need privacy, simply unfasten the tie backs and pull your curtains to the closed position.

Not only are curtain tie backs extremely functional, but they’re also fashionable. They come in three different styles, and you can customize the fabric to suit your décor needs. Whether you’d like them in the same pattern as your curtains or something entirely different, the choice is up to you!

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Roman Shades

Flat Fold Roman Shades with Front Slats

Flat Fold Roman Shades with Back Slats

Roman shades are a great alternative to curtains. In fact, they offer several more benefits in a girl’s dorm room setting:

  • Compact design. Roman shades are made of a single fabric panel. The panel is created using the exact dimension of your window, offering a sleek, uncluttered design that’s great for small dorms.
  • Less wear-and-tear. Due to their compact design, roman shades aren’t as susceptible to wear-and-tear. Long curtains that touch the ground are more likely to become dirty in less time.
  • Ease of use. When you want to open your roman shades, they stack neatly from the bottom and rest at the top of the window frame. To close them, they unfurl in even folds to cover the window.

The two best kinds of roman shades for a girl’s dorm room include:

  • Flat fold roman shades with front slats. These feature visible, horizontal panels that evenly break up the fabric when the shade is closed.
  • Flat fold roman shades with back slats. These provide the most minimalistic look. The horizontal slats are stitched into the back lining so there are no visible seams in the fabric when the shades are closed.

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Coordinate Cushion Covers

Throw pillows are crucial for bringing life and character to your dorm room! Here’s how to make the best pillow selections for your space:

  • Identify the color palette featured in your current décor. What is the primary color? What colors are complementing your primary color?
  • Purchase pillows in various sizes so that you can layer them more dynamically. Note that the back pillow should always be the largest!
  • Purchase cushion covers for each of your pillows. One should feature the primary color, while the others will look wonderful in the complementary colors.
  • Play with patterns and texture. Don’t be afraid to select pillows in a unique pattern. As long as it matches your color palette, the pattern will provide the space with so much additional character. Different textures also provide an interesting element, so try to get creative and go bold when selecting cushion covers for your dorm!

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Add a Bed Runner

A bed runner may be exactly what you need to tie together your throw pillows and bedspread. This decorative, rectangular piece of fabric is placed across the foot of the bed for a lovely accent. Generally, if your bedspread features a pattern, a solid bed runner will pop against the busy design. If your bedspread is solid, either a solid or a patterned bed runner will do the trick. Whatever choice you make, simply make sure that it doesn’t clash with the design elements of both your throw pillows and bedspread.

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Purchase a Gift Card!

Are you looking to help furnish someone’s dorm room? Consider giving them a gift card to Spiffy Spools! On our site, they’ll find all of the custom décor they need to transform their space.

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Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

These dorm décor ideas for girls are sure to enhance your space! At Spiffy Spools, we make it easy to create custom curtains and décor that fit your unique style and measurements, with over 1,000 fabrics and patterns. Explore our site to find gorgeous options that will add plenty of character to your new room—and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have along the way!

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How to Hang Heavy Curtains

How to Hang Heavy Curtains

If you have heavy curtains, you’ve likely hung them up only to have them fall just a few days later. It can feel like an uphill battle getting your curtains to stay in place, but with a few simple tips, you can eliminate this problem once and for all. Learn how to hang heavy curtains the right way, below.

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Common Types of Heavy Curtains 

Bay Teal Velvet Curtains

Conga Extra-Wide Curtains

Common types of heavy curtains that usually require extra hanging support include:

If you own any of the above types of curtains, be sure to take the following steps to hang them:

Select the Correct Curtain Rod

Selecting the right curtain rod is key to ensuring your curtains remain securely in place. Here are a few tips for choosing your rod:

  • A tension rod will not be the right option for heavy curtains. Tension rods are not designed to support excessive weight. They also lose their traction quickly and can fall easily, even without additional strain.
  • Opt for a traditional curtain rod that can be drilled directly into the wall or supported by brackets that are drilled into the wall. Drilling your curtain rod or brackets is the best way to ensure your rod will never fall. For even more security, drill directly into the studs of your wall.
  • Make sure that the curtain rod is strong enough to support your curtains. To do this, divide the weight of your curtains by the length of the rod you need. This number will tell you how many pounds the rod must hold per foot.

Increase Curtain Rod Width

When you increase the width of your curtain rod, you can better disperse the weight of your heavy curtains so that the rod doesn’t sag. Plus, with heavier or thicker curtains, having this extra width will help you move your curtains to the open and closed position with more ease.

How to Fix a Sagging Curtain Rod

If you hang heavy curtains and find that your rod is still sagging in the center, there are two methods to fix it:

  • Install a center bracket. Drill a third bracket underneath the center of your curtain rod to provide more support.
  • Buy a stronger curtain rod. Another solution is to search for a stronger and thicker curtain rod that’s designed to hold more weight than your current rod.

Choose a Sturdy Heading Style

Another point to take into consideration is the heading style of your heavy curtains. Some heading styles are more durable than others, particularly those that use rings or clips. Some stronger heading styles include:

  • Grommet tops
  • Pinch pleats
  • Inverted box pleats
  • Pencil pleats

Other heading styles that hang by the fabric itself, such as rod pocket styles, tab tops, and tie tops, can put a strain on the fabric, making it sag rather than remaining taut.

For more information, our Heading Styles Guide can help you choose the best header for your curtains.

A Two Person Job

When it’s time to hang heavy curtains, you may find that it’s quite difficult to do so on your own. Your curtains may be too heavy for you to hold up to the rod. Even if you can hold them up, your arms may begin to tire quicker than you think, and only having a few rings hung can compromise the integrity of your curtain rod.

That said, we strongly recommend seeking assistance from at least one other person when hanging your heavy curtains. This will save you a lot of time, effort, and energy! To hang your curtains with a partner, take the following steps:

  • Pull up two chairs underneath your window, one for each of you to stand on, if you need them.
  • Have your partner start hanging one end of the curtains while you hang the other end.
  • Continue hanging until you meet in the middle.
  • Enjoy your heavy curtains that should remain securely in place!

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Essential Nursery Curtain Ideas

Essential Nursery Curtain Ideas

Few things are more exciting than decorating your future newborn’s nursery. Since this will be your baby’s first room, you’re likely searching for ways to make it perfect. Use these essential nursery curtain ideas to help turn your vision into a reality!

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Girls Nursery

If you’re expecting a newborn girl, explore these curtain ideas for a baby girl’s nursery:

Yellow is In!

While pink is a classic color for a girl’s room, yellow is a more modern feminine color. Yellow curtains will instantly bring a cheery, happy feel to your daughter’s nursery. Hanging a gorgeous yellow window treatment is the perfect way to add a unique and fun pop of color to the space!

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Aramis

These watercolor-effect yellow curtains are an absolutely stunning option for a girl’s nursery. The abstract brushstroke pattern is whimsical, and the fabric features just enough shine to catch your eye. Our Aramis curtains are sure to impress!

Stunning Florals

Florals are another great curtain selection for your daughter’s nursery. Beautiful, winding tendrils never go out of style and provide a soft, dainty feel. For a look that’s timeless and effortless, choose floral curtains for your newborn’s room.

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Flic Flac

The lovely rose blossom print on our Flic Flac curtains will make your nursery feel like a peaceful garden. Each rosy sprig is carefully wrought with purple blooms and green foliage that beautifully contrast with the cream backdrop. Chic and serene, these curtains are sure to make a lasting statement.

Dressy Fabrics

Feminine fabrics such as silk and velvet are bold, but they offer a sophisticated look. Your daughter’s nursery will feel graceful and dreamy with the addition of curtains in either of these high-quality fabrics!

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Gypsy Plum

These plush curtains are the epitome of elegance. Their heavyweight design allows them to fall in gorgeous bundles, and the color is deep and rich. Packed with opulence, your nursery will look flawless with a Gypsy Plum window treatment.

Weston Tahiti Blue

The pale blue color of these Weston Tahiti Blue curtains is delicate and soft. Their shimmer and shine exudes a sweetness that will radiate throughout your daughter’s nursery.

Boys Nursery

If you’re expecting a newborn boy, explore these curtain ideas for a baby boy’s nursery:

Classic Stripes

Looking for a classic curtain style? If so, you can’t go wrong with stripes! This traditional, boyish pattern will work seamlessly in a boy’s nursery.

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Dril

Dril curtains are the perfect option for modernizing the classic stripe pattern. The design features sleek, vertical, multi-sized lines in various shades of blue and beige, offering a unique spin on a contemporary look.

Deep Blues

Rather than opting for a usual light blue color palette for a boy’s room, consider hanging curtains in deeper blue tones. Soothing and serene, curtains in these hues offer an unquestionably relaxed feel, which is perfect for helping your son drift to sleep!

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Mirror Mirror

These Mirror Mirror curtains are truly one-of-a-kind. Their splatter-paint pattern offers the playfulness a nursery calls for, while the unique blue color will make a striking statement. These curtains are the perfect balance of style and character.

Steely Grays

For a more modern look, steely gray curtains are the perfect choice. Don’t be afraid to make a selection that features a hint of shine, even though it’s a boy’s nursery. This will only add to their contemporary aesthetic!

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Frappe

The intricate, semi-shiny pattern paired with a cool grey hue makes for a modern, masculine design. Hang these curtains in your son’s nursery to make the space feel sleek and refreshed!

Gender-Neutral Nursery

If you’re waiting to learn your newborn’s gender, explore these gender-neutral ideas for a nursery:

Geometric Prints

To create a cute pair of curtains that are slightly abstract, consider a geometric print. You can choose a pattern that’s as funky or mild as you’d like, and the color possibilities are endless. Geometric print curtains can provide the character your nursery needs!

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Dizayn

The contrasting black and white colors of our Dizayn curtains make for a striking window treatment for your kid’s nursery. The embroidered, point-to-point, diamond-in-diamond motif spans the fabric and demands the attention of anyone who walks into the room.

Themed Prints

Curtains with themed prints can be adorable, making them perfect for your child’s nursery! Whether you’d like to feature cute animals, nautical elements, or something else, curtains can really pull your nursery theme together.

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All Aboard

Our All Aboard curtains exude a joyful vibe with their playful airplane pattern in green and yellow. Small loops trail each colored plane in a light blue, which are further illuminated by the semi-sheer fabric. Hang these in your nursery to enjoy the playful, bright, and cheery look!

Blackout Curtains for Any Nursery

Whether you know the gender of your baby or not, blackout curtains are ideal for any nursery. They offer several exceptional benefits, including the following:

  • Regulate room temperature. Since blackout fabric blocks the sun’s rays, it also blocks the sun’s heat. This will help keep your nursery extra cool and fresh in the summer.
  • Reduce external noise. Blackout fabric muffles external noise, ensuring no loud traffic or other disturbances wake your kiddos while they rest.
  • Provide additional privacy. Blackout material is completely opaque, which allows for maximum privacy.
  • Improve sleep quality. The darkness, reduction of noise, temperature control, and privacy that blacFkout curtains provide contribute to a higher quality of sleep, which is important as your child develops.

You won’t regret hanging blackout curtains in your nursery!

Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

We hope you try some of these essential nursery curtain ideas! If you’re ready to start shopping, order custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. With over 1,000 fabrics, we make it easy to design curtains that fit your exact specifications and style. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your child’s bedroom, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

5 Patio Door Curtain Ideas

5 Patio Door Curtain Ideas

Adding or upgrading your curtains is a great way to bring life, color, and character to any space. Explore these five patio door curtain ideas to spruce up this lovely home feature! These suggestions will provide you with both functional and stylish tips for creating the perfect doorway treatment.

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Is Privacy a Concern?

The first question you should ask yourself is if you need additional privacy for your patio door:

  • If privacy is a concern, such as if your patio door is made of glass, avoid using standalone sheer or linen These are mostly transparent, so they won’t provide you with any additional protection. Instead, stick with opaque fabrics such as cotton, silk, and velvet.
  • If privacy is a concern but you like sheer or linen fabric, simply layer opaque curtains over your transparent curtains. This way, you can enjoy the style you love while protecting yourself from the exterior.
  • If privacy is not a concern, feel free to use any fabric option you’d like!

Sheer Senorita Curtains

Yamini Karoi Cotton Curtains

Weston Race Car Red Silk Curtains 

How Frequently Do You Use the Door?

How often you use your patio door can help you decide on the best way to hang and size your curtains:

  • If your patio door is frequently used and privacy is not a concern, consider hanging stationary curtain panels on either side of the door. Stationary panels will beautifully frame your doorway and never stand in your way as you enter and exit.
  • If your patio door is frequently used and privacy is a concern, we suggest hanging standard curtains. You might also reduce the width of your curtains so that there is less fabric to handle each time you use the door.
  • If your patio door is occasionally used, hang standard curtains and increase their fullness factor x2 to enjoy the look of bold, dramatic pleats.

Extend Your Curtain Rod or Track

If you aren’t using stationary curtains, it’s a smart idea to extend your curtain rod or track by 12-24 inches on either side of the doorframe, depending on the fullness factor you select. This added width will allow you to stack your drapery completely away from your patio door when it’s opened completely. Having this extra space improves your curtain’s visual appeal and ease of use.

Use Curtain Tie Backs

 

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 Curtain tie backs are gorgeous accessories that keep your curtains held away from your patio door when it’s in use. To install them, a small hook is discretely mounted outside of the doorframe. The curtain tie back attaches to the hook to sweep the curtain fabric to the side. When you want to close your curtains, simply unhook the tie back and adjust your curtains to your liking. You can even design your tie backs in any color, fabric, or pattern to match or complement your curtains!

Identify the Style of Door

The above recommendations apply to most variations of patio doors. However, in addition to these tips, different styles of doors have unique design considerations:

Doors with Sidelight Windows

If your patio door has sidelight windows, use the following tips:

  • Hang narrow curtains over the windows to match the small panes. Shop Now.
  • Inside-mount your narrow curtains within the window frame to create lines that are clean and crisp.
  • Consider café curtains that hang across the center of the pane and are half the length of the window. These will provide you with a little extra privacy while still allowing you to enjoy the natural light your windows bring in. Shop Now.

Sliding Glass Door

If your patio door is a sliding glass door, use the following tips:

  • A one-way sliding glass door will require you to hang a one-way draw, single-panel curtain that covers the entirety of the door. When the curtain is pulled back, the side that the door opens to will be completely clear.
  • A two-way sliding glass door will require you to hang a pair of curtains. These will nicely frame the doorframe and provide a symmetrically-balanced look.

French Doors

If your patio door is a French door, use the following tips:

  • Layer roman shades under your curtains to achieve maximum privacy. Roman shades match the shape of the glass pane when closed and stack neatly at the top of the doorframe when open. These will provide you with the ultimate blend of style and privacy. Shop Now.
  • Hang a pair of curtains rather than a single panel to match the symmetry of your double French doors.

Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

We hope these five patio door curtain ideas have helped you find the perfect inspiration for your home. If you’re ready to shop for a selection that looks gorgeous on your patio door, order custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom curtains that fit your exact specifications and design style. Explore our site to find stunning options, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

How to Keep Your Curtain Rod from Sliding

How to Keep Your Curtain Rod from Sliding

There’s nothing more frustrating than having your curtain rod slide as you open and close your window treatment. Luckily, there are a few easy fixes for this issue! Explore this guide on how to keep your curtain rod from sliding to find the right solution for your needs.

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What Kind of Curtain Rod do you Own?

There are different ways to prevent different types of curtain rods from sliding. Here are some tips for the two main types of rods that slide:

Tension Rod

Consider making the following adjustments to prevent your tension rod from sliding down:

  • Examine the window frame. The condition of your window frame may be contributing to your tension rod not having a solid grip, causing it to slide. Any debris, moisture, or cracks can affect the rod’s hold. Make sure to clean or fix any issues with your window frame.
  • Adjust your curtain heading. Some curtain headings don’t glide across curtain rods as easily as others. Any additional strain on a tension rod can easily cause it to slide or fall. When using curtains that you will open and close often, avoid heading options such as tie tops, tab tops, and rod pockets. Instead, opt for grommet tops and headings that can be hung by rings for gentle opening and closing.
  • Upgrade the rod. The reality is, tension rods are generally prone to sliding and falling. They can lose their tension after just a few months of use, making them less than ideal for frequently-used windows. If it works for your window, it may be better to upgrade to a rod that requires brackets.

Rod Supported by Brackets

Consider making the following adjustments to prevent your rod supported by brackets from sliding down:

  • Increase the length. Purchase a new rod that extends approximately three-inches outside of both brackets. Hang your final curtain ring or tab outside of each bracket on the additional portion of the rod. When you pull your curtains, they will “catch” on the bracket to prevent the rod from sliding.
  • Use a center bracket. Rods that are not properly supported or have their weight improperly dispersed can also cause sliding. If you notice that your curtain rod sags in the center, install a center bracket to hold it up. This will evenly distribute the weight of curtains on the rod, helping it to remain in place when opening and closing your curtains.
  • Change or tighten your brackets. Some brackets come with screws that are designed to hold your curtain rod in place. This feature is often overlooked during their initial installation! Look to see if your current brackets have this screw, and if they do, tighten it to secure your rod. If they don’t have the screws, consider purchasing new brackets that do.

More Tips to Prevent Curtain Rod Sliding

The following tips can be applied to both styles of rods noted above to stop them from sliding:

Assess the Weight of the Curtain Rod

When your curtain rod is significantly lighter than your curtain fabric, it’s a recipe for sliding. Heavy curtains can more easily pull a light curtain rod when you open and close them. Make sure that your curtain rod is durable and properly weighted compared to your curtains. If you make this switch, also ensure that your brackets can support the weight of your new rod.

Adjust Your Fabric

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Texted Viola Linen Curtains

Alternatively, you can change your curtain fabric to a lighter option instead of opting for a heavier rod. Explore the various weights of different fabrics:

Try This DIY Hack

This DIY hack is another great way to secure your curtain rod.

If you have a tension rod, take the following steps:

  • Purchase two double-sided command strips to get started.
  • Place the command strips on either side of the window frame where your tension rod will hang.
  • Hang the tension rod, ensuring that each end is flush with the command strip.
  • Enjoy your tension rod that will no longer slide or fall!

If you have a rod supported by brackets, take the following steps:

  • Purchase two double-sided command strips to get started.
  • Place the command strips within the curve of each bracket.
  • Hang your curtain rod, ensuring that it is centered correctly across the brackets.
  • Enjoy your curtain that will no longer slide!

Order Custom Curtains from Spiffy Spools

Now that you know how to keep your curtain rod from sliding, consider upgrading your window treatment with custom curtains from Spiffy Spools! We make it easy to create personalized window treatments that flawlessly match your style and specifications. Explore our site to find the perfect option for your space, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

Top Home Décor Ideas 2021

Top Home Décor Ideas 2021

Are you looking to modernize your home? Give your interior an upgrade with these top home décor ideas of 2021! A few simple additions can go a long way towards transforming your space!

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Curtain Craze

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Yamini Mozambique Cotton Curtains

Curtains are an integral part of home décor in 2021! The goal this year is to use curtains to evoke a certain mood in the room. So what’s in for 2021 curtains?

  • Sheer Curtains. Sheer curtains are known for their relaxed and breezy look. They filter natural sunlight to create a gorgeous glow throughout the space, making it feel larger and brighter. The serene, organic atmosphere that sheer curtains evoke is a necessity in 2021!
  • Bold Solids. Conversely, solid curtains in bold colors are also “in” this year. Their simplicity speaks to modern design, while a bold color choice gives you the freedom to express yourself for a fun and striking look. Cotton curtains are a great choice for achieving this aesthetic, because they hold color beautifully.

View our blog, Top Window Treatment Trends 2021 for even more inspiration!

Refined Roman Shades

With the challenges of 2020 in the rearview mirror, the focus of 2021 is ease. Anything that makes life simple is welcomed with open arms, even when it comes to home décor trends. That’s why roman shades are the ultimate window treatment this year. They feature a singular piece of fabric that precisely covers the windowpane, and they stack neatly open and closed for ease of use.

While there are several styles of roman shades, Flat Fold Roman Shades with Back Slats are the best choice this year due to their minimalistic design. Horizontal slats are stitched into the back lining, so no seams are visible in the fabric. They offer both a no-fuss look and easy method of opening and closing to match the simple theme of the year.

Thoughtful Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are a cute way to bring additional, supporting colors into your space. One of the best ideas for your throw pillows is to layer a solid-colored pillow with a bold-patterned pillow. Or, you might consider layering pillows of two different textures. This contrast is what brings character and charm to the room!

To take this idea a step further, make sure that the pillows don’t match in color. Instead, they should be different colors that align with the color palette featured in your interior. This will make each individual color pop, while ensuring that your home design is cohesive.

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Bold Bed Runners

Bed runners are an easy solution for creating a whole new feel in your bedroom! Whether you’re aiming for an elegant look or a striking statement, bed runners can make that happen, if designed properly.

For instance, if you have a solid bedspread in a neutral tone, this is the perfect opportunity to go bold in terms of color and pattern on your bed runner. A vibrant bed runner will bring a daring feel to the space! Or, for a more regal aesthetic, create a bed runner that matches the hue of your bedspread but features an intricate pattern. This will elevate your bed from simple to stunningly chic.

As you update your bedding, keep in mind that this is another area to include complementary throw pillows for additional character!

Tasteful Table Covers & Runners

There’s no better way to bring refinement to your kitchen or dining room than with a table cover or runner. These accessories are often overlooked when it comes to home décor, but in 2021, they’re growing into a popular, up-and-coming trend.

The subtlety of table covers and runners is what makes them perfect for nailing a new-age, contemporary look. We recommend sticking to more toned-down colors when it comes to these accessories. They’re simply meant to accent and bring attention to the beauty of the table itself, making it the centerpiece of the room. You don’t want your table cover or runner to overpower the table. Rather, it should be just noticeable enough to draw your eye.

Vibrant Valances & Swags

Valances are making a huge comeback in 2021. These decorative pieces offer a unique look that strays away from traditional window treatments. That’s because they only cover the fourth top of the pane, softening incoming sunlight to create a lovely ambiance. Not only do they add a wonderful punch of color, but when you hang curtains with a valance, you’ll get the perfect blend of style and function. The curtains will provide you with privacy, while the valance offers extra style. Plus, the valance can even be used to conceal your curtain hardware! Hanging a valance is a great way to enhance your windows in 2021!

Order Custom Home Décor from Spiffy Spools

These are the top home décor ideas of 2021! If you’re ready to shop, order custom home décor from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom curtains and accessories that match your style flawlessly. Explore our site to find the trendiest décor of the year, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!