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    Floor to ceiling curtains? *IMG Added*

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    So because DH works nights and when he does will sleep during the day I have to find the best way to block out as much light in our room as I can.

    I have 3 windows, just bought gray black-out curtains for the room. I need help with hanging them.

    I think I want to do floor to ceiling curtains so that it blocks out the light that would be coming out from the top. Anyone ever done this or have a better idea?



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    In the bedroom I had floor to ceiling curtains. In the back I had the black out panels and then (I have the double rod curtains) I had a sheer pretty curtain to help make it peerrrty. I would have taken a picture for ya two days ago, but I am packing up my house currently.
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    That would be pretty! I have blinds up there now so I didn't wanna do a double rod.

    Did you leave any space at the top? Im just not sure if I should do it literally to the ceiling or leave like 3-4 inchs?

    I have 95 inch curtains to work with that can be hemmed.
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    ALSO, I like my rooms dark... so I keep my curtains closed, but I see a lot of people do the reverse of what I do, so they can close the dark curtains over the sheer whenever they don't want light in.
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    That would be pretty! I have blinds up there now so I didn't wanna do a double rod.

    Did you leave any space at the top? Im just not sure if I should do it literally to the ceiling or leave like 3-4 inchs?

    I have 95 inch curtains to work with that can be hemmed.
    I have trim up there so yeah I left some space. But if you don't I would just leave enough space to "clean the cobwebs" every once in a while.

    Lol and I have blinds too... maybe I went over kill... lol
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    Yea, thinking I will leave like 2-3 inch's at the top....
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    We had to get room darkening shades that we pulled down when DH needed to sleep. We still had curtains over them (for decoration) but I found the shades worked really, really well to keep the light out.
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    I do the same because I work nights depending on my rotation. I'd leave a couple of inches at the top. That way depending on what you bought it has a clean line or a little bit of a ruffle at the top.
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    I would leave room at the top so you can get in there & clean and maybe also hang something nice to look at over them
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    You might also want to consider putting some tint on those windows. You can get it at home depot. Clean the window, apply the solution and squeegy it on. Cuts the heat, tones down the light a bit.





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