Hi, all! I am knee deep in One Room Challenge projects today and have so much to show you on Wednesday. We have made some major progress in our son’s room. In working on the room, we took down our son’s curtains and I realized I had implemented a little trick that may be helpful to you. Have you ever wondered how to keep curtains from sliding? It’s so annoying when they become ungathered. It often happens with the lightweight curtains where drapery hooks are not being used.
You can see above that the curtain panels are in place and have a pretty gather to them. Well you can see below that when I took them down, there is a string through two of the loops. It’s as easy as that. In all honesty, I had completely forgotten that I had done this and was like, “What the heck is this?” when I removed them from the rod. Unfortunately these drapes are no longer available at Ikea.
So I did this when they were already hanging on the rod! I climbed up on a ladder and put the string through the first and last loops and tied it together so that they would stay in place and look gathered. You don’t even need to take them down!
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I used the same trick for my daughter’s window treatments. These are white drapes from Ikea that I added pom trim to. They kept sliding together so once I again I slipped string through the loops and tied it. Now they stay put! Of course this is for window treatments you do not plan to open and close.
I think my girl Chris turned me on to this trick years ago. Do you all know her? She is one of my favorite people ever! She did it with the curtains off of the rod and I was much too lazy to take them down!
I’ll be back tomorrow with an It’s a Date Wedding Style post. Hope you’ll pop back in. And now back to some painting in my son’s room. So excited to show you!!!
Erin @ Her Heartland Soul says
What a great hack!
Her Heartland Soul
Thanks, Erin. Doesn’t get any easier, right?!
I use those teeny little mighty magnets!
My curtain rods are metal, so they stick really strongly. But I just gather my curtain the way I like it, so it’s all neat and pretty, then I stick the tiny magnet to the rod, catching the edge of the fabric in between.
Doesn’t move an inch.
Your trick is awesome, too 🙂 Had never heard of it before! Very helpful…
Well that’s an amazing idea, too. Never even thought about magnets! Thanks so much for sharing. Always learning something new!
Bagel Brian says
Cortney comes thru again. The shoes my wife showed me just where delivered. Just like all your guests posts said very comfortable. My wife talks about you like she knows you with her friends. Now I follow and just pick up a gift here or there. Thanks Court keep up the good work.
One happy husband!!!
Oh, I love that! I am so thrilled she like the heels. I really do only post things I love so that makes me so happy. And what a lucky wife to have you shopping for fun gifts. Way to go!!
What a fabulous trick that is Courtney and I will definitely use this when we our curtains back up. Isn’t Bagel Brian swet! Love his comment.
Maria M. says
This is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing the trick with us!
I love you, friend!!! I like your idea better. Perhaps I should actually look around the house for a better string that looks like yours. Beautiful!!
great tip! I work with blinds and curtains and let me tell you this is a very effective method! P.S this room is gorgeous I love that spotted wall.