Outdoor Curtains help keep your outdoor living spaces cool, shaded and private. Our collection includes outdoor panels made from durable, easy- to-clean and fade-resistant Olefin material that will block 85% of UV rays. Air can still flow through the material reducing temperatures by 30%. Tension rods are available for outdoor installations.
Measure Once…Then Do It Again!
Proper measuring is essential for a good fit. Remember, the total area needs to be considered in terms of open and closed coverage.
Measure the length from the rod, but keep in mind that a casing may be several inches from the actual top of a ruffled curtain, and tab tops and grommet tops hang directly from the rod.
If you intend to pull curtains back with ties of some kind, you need to plan on more length so that the inner edge of the curtain still falls gracefully.
What To Do With Tiny, Dark Windows?
If you want to make a window look wider, attach wood blocks to the wall outside the upper corners of the molding, paint to match the walls, and mount the hardware on these blocks. You might gain as much as 6 inches on each side of a window, allowing more light to enter the room if the open curtains expose the entire glass area when they are entirely open.
For more height, mount the blocks above the corners of the molding and consider curtain styles with wide, ruffled rod casings to hide them. Also consider mounting rods inside the frame if you want to show off interesting antique woodwork or a specialty paint job.
Be sure to note the cleaning instructions for any curtains or drapery you buy, especially those for bathrooms or kitchens, which usually require more frequent cleaning. Look for easy-care fabrics that can be laundered at home, even if you want lined or insulated styles. After all, just because you want to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, you don't need to sacrifice washability!
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