Curtains Over Horizontal Blinds
Installing curtains over horizontal or Venetian blinds is a fashionable look. You can open and close them completely or tilt them at various angles for the perfect amount of privacy or light.
We often get asked the question 'do curtains and blinds work together? ' The answer is, for the most part, 'yes' – when paired, the two can bring out a flexible décor and ensure adequate blocking of light and privacy control.
Dowels and Sticky Hooks
And the beauty of using a sticky hook instead of drilling holes in the wall is that if you decide the curtains look too low or too high, you can move the rod and hooks without any damage.
Buy a set of outside-mounting brackets and a curtain rod. Place the brackets close to either end of the cornice and adjust their settings so that they are firmly holding onto the cornice. Hang the curtains from the curtain rod, and then place the curtain rod in the bracket to complete your project.
Reusing them is as easy as applying a Command™ Refill Strip, so you can take down, move and reuse them again and again! Great for installing curtain rods or hanging wall décor, coats, and bags! Use with rod diameter less than 5/8 in, length less than 48 in, and finial greater than 3/4 in.
When placing a roller blind behind a sheer curtain, you'll achieve the best outcome if your roller blind fabric is a tonal-match. The sheer curtain should be the star of the show, so installing a complementary roller behind it means it will stand out and there will be nothing to distract you from its beauty.
When layering draperies with blinds or shades, the key is to have enough contrast so the two layers don't clash. For your base layer, choose from between hard window treatments (wood blinds, shutters, faux wood blinds) and soft window treatments (roman shades, roller shades, cellular shades).
Place the head rail over the top window trim and center it over the window. Place a bubble level on top of the head rail and position the blind so it remains level on the top window trim. Mark the holes you drilled onto the head rail by placing a screw into each hole then pressing the screws into the wood.
As blinds are relatively heavy items – particularly those made of plastic and wood – you should purchase the strongest tape possible. Because Unibond No More Nails On A Roll has immediate grip and can support up to 120kg per roll, it is ideal for putting up blinds without drilling holes.
If you want to know how to lower cordless blinds, all you need to do is pull down on the bottom rail of the blinds. Conversely, to raise cordless blinds, simply place your hand under the bottom rail and gently raise it up.
Instead of changing the slats, vertical blinds can be updated by hanging curtain panels in front of the slats. Panels can be attached to the same clips that hold the slats. Sheer panels can soften the look of the blinds while still allowing in light. Heavier panels provide privacy.
Zebra Shades are a very modern alternative to a horizontal blind. Zebra Shades are Roller shades that allow you to transition between sheer and privacy. The blinds can be adjusted so that the 3" zebra stripes line up-offering privacy, light control, and insulation.
Vertisheers are a versatile and low maintenance blind with the look and feel of a sheer curtain. Vertisheer Blinds are a great option for both functionality and design as they work as a blockout blind, offering flexible light and privacy control all while adding a delicate and elegant touch to your space.