What?! Replace your curtain rods with swing arm rods to open up the room and allow more light in. Windows appear to be bigger than they are, too :) How have I never heard of this?! It's like shutters in drape form!
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Create your own tab top curtain rod, drapery by using distressed salvaged wood and hardware store hooks; draw drapes to one side with tie back for light. Upcycle, Recycle, Salvage, diy, thrift, flea, repurpose, refashion! For vintage ideas and goods shop at Estate ReSale & ReDesign, Bonita Springs, FL
Hang two sets of curtains on one rod using this cool trick. It's simple, just hang your blackout curtains on a bungee cord behind your decorative curtains - no one will see the cord and assembly is a breeze!
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