2. Hanging Curtains Too Low
Hang curtain rods and draperies at the ceiling to make the room feel taller — this is especially important in small spaces. 

3. Buying Curtains That Are Too Short
“For classic side panels, you really have to go all the way to the floor,” designer Scot Meacham Wood says. “If you’re looking at ready-made drapes, make sure that they touch the floor, even if you have to buy the next size up and have them hemmed.”

4. Not Thinking About Fullness
“Traditionally, you should be looking at 2 to 2½ times the width of the window for the fullness of the drapes,” Wood says. “So if your window is 4 feet wide, the ungathered panels should be at least 8 feet wide, or even better, 10 feet.”

5. Avoiding the Iron
Wrinkled curtains look messy. Don’t be lazy and think they somehow will become unwrinkled after a few days, steam or iron them before you hang them.

6. Forgetting About Hardware
The window treatments are the main event, but the hardware is important, too. Pay attention to how heavy the curtains are, sometimes you may need a rod with extra support or added hardware. Also, think about the style of the rod and finial and how it goes with the curtain style.

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THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The ability to speak several languages is valuable, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.

SAD DAY FOR JENNIFER ANISTON: Actress’s mother Nancy Dow Dies at 79 years old.
Aniston said her mother died from a long illness, and she “passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends.” Aniston’s mother was also an actress.

DOUBLE SAD DAY: Johnny Depp: Actor’s Mother Dies at Age 81 After Illness, Reports Say
Depp’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, died Friday May 20 after a long illness, multiple outlets reported. Depp, is the youngest of four children. AND…Amber Heard: Actress Files for Divorce From Johnny Depp, Reports Say
The actress filed for divorce from Depp on Monday due to “irreconcilable differences,” outlets reported, citing court documents. The couple were married for 15 months.

THIS DAY IN SPORTS: 1987 – Larry Bird steals an in bounds pass from Isiah Thomas, passes it to DJ for game winning layup.

HAPPY MAY 26 BIRTHDAY TO: Helena Bonham-Carter 50, Lisa Niemi 60, Masaharu Morimoto 61, Lenny Kravitz 52, Scott Disick 33, Genie Francis 54, Phillip Thomas 67, Hank Williams Jr. 67, Stevie Nicks 68, Levon Helm (1940-2012), John Wayne (1907-1979), Sally Ride (1951-2012), and Jack Kevorkian (1928-2011).

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