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How This One-Inch Trick Will Make Your Guests Feel More Welcome

Though DIY and decorating is kind of our “thing”, we’ll be the first ones to admit that making aesthetic changes to a home can be a trying and sometimes expensive process. And while dropping a big chunk of change on a room makeover can be gratifying in its own special way, in our experience the most affective transformations come from the simplest alterations.

With that being said, let’s take a look at a common room component that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as we think it deserves—curtains! Unless you are a complete minimalist, we bet you utilize them in every room. We love switching ours up with the changes in seasons, as they can really add some mood to each space.

While we used to focus exclusively on color and pattern, we recently tried out a trick that really added a casual touch to our living room.

extra long purple curtainsWest Elm

Looks pretty sophisticated, huh? To achieve this look on your own, just make sure to add an extra 1 to 3 inches the next time you are getting ready to hem your new curtains. That’s literally all there is to it!

Don’t skimp

Though we love some of the less-costly curtain hacks out there, we do have to say that this is not the time to repurpose an old bed sheet. The reason for this is that while your intended outcome may be a “Sunday morning, easy-breezy” look, extra-long curtains do tend to amplify wrinkles and imperfections.

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