Are there windows in your home that could use a little extra oomph? If you have windows with blinds, that could be an excellent place to start. Hanging curtains over blinds adds extra depth and elegance to your windows, as blinds alone can look cold or unfinished. Sometimes hanging curtains on their own is sufficient, but occasionally you need to add extra privacy or light control.
Installing curtains over blinds is a great way to meet your needs without sacrificing style. But, if you want to know how to hang curtains over blinds the easy way, there’s one standout product that makes the process fast and simple.
Read on to learn how to hang curtains over blinds, see styles for inspiration and discover pro tips along the way.
How to Hang Curtains Over Blinds the Easy Way
While there are other ways to hang curtains without drilling holes in the wall, using Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets is by far the easiest way.
With Kwik-Hang curtain rod brackets, you can hang your curtains over blinds in just three steps:
- Tap a Kwik-Hang curtain rod bracket into your window casing with a hammer.
- Thread your curtains through your curtain rod.
- Insert the curtain rod into the bracket, and you’re done!
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Pro-tip: Don’t mount blinds outside the window frame. If you layer curtains over blinds, optimizing your window’s real estate is imperative. Unfortunately, installing blinds outside your window frame reveals ugly mounting hardware and looks sloppy.
If you want to make your windows look bigger, use an inside mount for your blinds and longer curtain rods to accommodate wider window coverings.
Now let’s look at some design ideas for hanging curtains over some popular window treatments:
- Horizontal blinds
- Roman shades
- Cellular shades
- Vertical blinds
- Roller shades
Design Ideas for Hanging Curtains Over Blinds
Ready to install curtains over blinds in your home? Here are a few of our favorite looks.
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.
Horizontal blinds are available in many materials, including vinyl, aluminum, wood and faux wood.
Pro-tip: Do think about color. Wood-toned blinds with colored curtains can make a room feel cozy. Alternately, white curtains over white blinds can lighten and brighten a room. What look are you trying to create? The colors you choose for each element can make a big difference.
Curtains Over Roman Shades
Roman shades are a tailored-looking alternative to traditional blinds. Roman shades are usually opaque and can only draw up or down, offering fewer light control options.
Pro-tip: Do explore textured treatments. Smooth fabrics and woods may not always be optimal. However, textured treatments like woven wood shades or velvet draperies can add depth and flair to your room.
Curtains Over Cellular Shades
When you need additional privacy, light control and insulation, cellular shades are ideal. The honeycomb construction lets light in but still provides an opaque covering. Internal cells keep hot air out and cool air in, so they’re a practical, energy-saving option. Blackout options are also available for complete privacy.
Pro-tip: Don’t install identical blinds and drapes throughout your home. Select new curtains to give each room a unique personality if you have blinds you can’t replace.
Curtains Over Vertical Blinds
Vertical blinds are perfect for sliding doors and large windows since they open left and right instead of up and down.
Vertical blinds are available in an assortment of styles and widths. You can loosely chain them at the bottom to prevent the slats from moving when the windows are open.
Pro-tip: Don’t go overboard with patterns. Choose one print and one solid for the best effect. Also, keep in mind that if you raise your blinds during the day, they’ll be out of sight. So if you want to show off a beautiful pattern, make sure it’s on the curtains – not the blinds.
Curtains Over Roller Shades
Roller shades have come a long way from their white vinyl predecessors. They’re budget-friendly and available in a wide variety of materials, so you don’t have to sacrifice style to live within your means.
If you want maximum light during the day and complete privacy at night, roller shades are your best bet.
Installing Curtains Over Blinds Has Never Been Easier
You shouldn’t have to do double the work to hang curtains and blinds on one window.
With Kwik-Hang’s no-drill, damage-free curtain rod brackets, hanging curtains over blinds is effortless. Put up curtains in minutes with just a few hammer taps — absolutely no measuring, drilling or damage. Then add a matching curtain rod, and you’re ready to go!
Your stylish room awaits – get started with Kwik-Hang today!