Best curtains to shop now: From blackout to linen and top tips for installation - Good Morning America

2022-11-17 05:22:22 By : Mr. Jordan Dai

Whether you plan to spend more time inside this season, improve your sleep or host family for the holidays, a new set of curtains is a simple way to upgrade!

"Good Morning America" lifestyle contributor Lori Bergamotto consulted with Rachel Barrett, editor-in-chief of Country Living, to share some pointers on what to look for when shopping for curtains and during installation. Blackout Curtain

"The higher the curtain rod, the larger your windows will feel. I suggest installing your rod just a few inches below the crown molding, but at the minimum, hang a rod 6 inches above the top of your window," Barrett said.

"You want to allow as much light to flood into the room as possible and a wider rod means your panels won’t inhibit all that pretty daylight," Barrett said. "Allow for 6 or so extra inches on each side of the window."

"Generally, you want the bottom of the drapery to 'kiss,' or lightly brush, the floor. If that’s not doable for whatever reason, you’re better off having curtains puddle an inch or two on the floor as opposed to hanging too short, like highwaters," Barrett said.

"If you want a versatile pattern, consider a ticking stripe -- every designer I know swears that stripes are the most 'neutral' of patterns," Barrett added.

With these these tips in mind, check out these four picks you can shop now.

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"These curtains are light-filtering and machine-washable -- which is great for homes that have little kids," Bergamotto shared.

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Dress your windows in pure linen, washed for a timeless look and lived-in feel.

"This set is a great choice if you're on a budget but still want the room to look polished," Bergamotto added.

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Sheer white linen instantly lightens up any space.

"This is an ideal choice if you want to elevate your bedroom or invest in a nursery with some flair!"

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With a soft, luxurious drape, it brings both casual warmth and refined style to the room.

"If you don't want to commit to a pattern, you can add texture, color and depth to any room with these," Bergamotto said.

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Frame your windows with the soft elegance of jewel-toned velvet. 

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