Cute ways to hang single-panel curtains

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Cute ways to hang single-panel curtains
Use your imagination to hang curtains in cute and unusual ways. (Jack Hollingsworth/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Simple and utilitarian, a single panel curtain is simply a panel of fabric that hangs over a window to block light and add privacy. Traditional methods of hanging a panel curtain include hanging it on a rod, either by its sewn-in rod pocket, or with clip rings. However, if you'd like to get creative and do something a little different. there are plenty of super-cute ways to hang panel curtains.

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Ribbons or Rope

If you sew button holes or add grommets to the top of your curtain panel, you can hang it from a curtain rod with ribbons, which looks charming in a little girl's room, or use rope, which is an adorable touch to a little boy's cowboy-themed room. Simply loop the ribbons or rope through the button holes, and slide the rod through the ribbons or rope. Another option is to cut individual lengths of ribbon or rope for each button hole, and tie them in around the rod.

Hockey Sticks or Baseball Bats

If you've got a sports nut in your home, decorate his bedroom or the game room in his favourite sport. If baseball or hockey fit the bill, substitute baseball bats or hockey sticks for curtain rods, which works especially well with tab-top curtain panels which have sewn-on tabs that slip around the hockey stick or baseball bat.

Clothesline and Clothespins

For a laundry room or even a little girl's room, a clever and cute curtain-hanging idea is to stretch a wire across the top of your window, and clip the curtains onto the wire with clothespins. You can just about guarantee that your friends and neighbours will notice and wish they had thought of it first.

Draping

For this method, hang a curtain rod above your window and simply drape the curtains over the rod. This method works best for curtains that are stationery and shorter, such as valances. Scarf valances are easily draped and wrapped around curtain rods. A charming look for the kitchen is to drape vintage tea towels over a rod for a one-of-a-kind valance.

Tree Branches

You can use long, slender tree branches in place of curtain rods. This idea is similar to using hockey sticks or baseball bats but is more suitable to a family room or any room in the house as opposed to being limited to a sports-themed room. Tree branches work well in a casual, rustic room. While straight branches obviously work well and are easy to use, try branches that are slightly crooked for a natural, imperfect vibe.

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