Sheer curtains allow natural light to enter the room while giving windows a soft, airy treatment. You won’t need difficult hardware to display a sheer scarf; a plain curtain rod will do. If getting as much light into the room as possible is a priority for you, reach for the sheer scarf instead of drapes. This lightweight material accentuates the view without obstructing any natural beauty.
Hang a Sheer Scarf in Four Steps
- Position a decorative curtain rod above or on your window head. (That’s the window’s horizontal top bar.) A plain white curtain rod may not work well with this sheer material. Use a measuring tape to verify that you have secured the brackets evenly. You don’t want one side to be higher than the other.
- Place the rod on the brackets. You may need a small step ladder to reach the brackets. Locate the scarf’s center and place the centermost part on the rod. Wind the left hand side of the scarf around the rod twice. Now wind the right side of the scarf around the right side of the rod. You’ll have to adjust the wrappings to get them evenly.
- Climb down the ladder and take a step back to examine the curtain. It’s not unusual to have to adjust the a curtain multiple times to get the ends to hang evenly. It may be helpful to have an extra pair of hands to work with the material
- Secure the scarf with safety pins but hide them behind the folds. Use your fingers to fluff the material for fullness.
For something different, wrap two contrasting scarf colors together. You could also tie the corners into rosettes. Some decorative curtain rods have a dowel at the corner that you can use to wrap the fabric around them.
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