How to hang 4 pairs of lined drapes when floor is uneven?

How to hang 4 pairs of lined drapes when floor is uneven

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  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 12, 2018

    Hello Maureen cunningham, May I ask if you have considered puddling your drapes? " ... Puddle means longer curtains, with 3” to 6” of extra fabric puddling on the floor. This is a very elegant look, and is also a great option for disguising uneven floors. However, the more extra fabric you have on the bottom of a curtain, the more dust it may collect ... " I would only recommend it for drapes that will not be opening and closing each day. Puddling is more for stationary draperies.

    Here is a weblink showing you 4 different ways pros puddle curtains. I do hope this is of help to you, and thanks for coming to Hometalk for help :)

  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jun 12, 2018

    Hello Maureen cunningham, It seems that when I answered you a few minutes ago the answer did not register, so I will try this again and hope you get it. The best way to hand curtains when the floor is uneven is to puddle them onto the floor. Of course you won't want to be opening and closing them each day, but keep them stationary. (If you want privacy you could always also use blinds / Roman shades that can be lowered and raised). Below is a weblink that shows you 4 different ways that pros puddle drapes. I do hope this will help you somewhat. Thanks for asking Hometalk for help.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jun 12, 2018

    Just adjust the hems to fit. If they are possible long enough, let them puddle at the bottom. Surely the floor does not slope more then an inch of two. Is the lining and drapes are sewn together at the bottom, remove that attaching seam with a seam ripper or manicure scissors. The lining can be refilled up higher into the drape, and a few tiny stitches should hold it, inside a fold, every 6” or so. While the drapes are hanging, fold each bottom edge up inside of itself so that it just skims the floor, or matches the other drapes. Baste the hem into place (a few long stitches to hold it in place). Take the drapes down, and restitch the heavy drape with tiny stitches, as much into the folds as possible. Then dry or steam iron both the folds and hem. If the fabric allows it, use spray starch.

    Instead of all that work, I would probably leave the drawers as they are, set a sofa or love seat in front of the window, and put decorative pillows and potted plants in front of the windows, on the floor. The foundation needs to be fixed, of course, but the drapes are probably going to be used somewhere for many years. Best wishes ☺️

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 12, 2018

    use a inside mount ,certainly the windows should be even

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jun 12, 2018

    Make sure the curtain rods are level, and hem the curtains so they hit at the same height off the floor - you should pin them first and keep moving the pins until the hem is consistently off the floor at the same level. DON'T raise the curtain rods to get the hem right - it will be so noticeable.