This is a question that I get often so I thought I would tell you all my little secret. Which of course may not be a secret for anyone!
I LOVE a good drape. It needs to be hung HIGH and WIDER than the window if it’s going in my home♥
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Ready for my big secret?
It’s a steamer. Yep. A steamer.
Whenever you open a new pack of curtains they are always folded and creased in a gazillion little squares and rectangles. Even when you put them in the washer to clean them ( if your curtains are not dry clean only) they still don’t have a really good hang to them. I started steaming my drapes a few years ago after my hubby made me get this steamer for him for Christmas one year. He wanted his shirts to be steamed instead of ironed. I wish I could say I iron all my hubby’s work shirts, but I don’t. I think I’m more of a modern housewife. I send it to the cleaners, throw it in the dryer orrrrrrr he does the steaming himself. haha
Anyway, once I discovered that it could knock out wrinkles in minutes, I was hooked! Plus I’m 99% sure every professional interior designer does this or has those new curtains dry cleaned.
I highly recommend this one from Jiffy that I purchased from Amazon years ago.Happy to say it still has great reviews plus, it’s mobile, has a long hose and of course you can use it just about anywhere in your home AND you can hang your shirts or pants on the little hanger. I use it on comforters and bed skirts too! Makes them look so much better!
You can see here in our guest room, I hung these linen drapes from Ikea. They’ve been in storage for a while and had gotten pretty wrinkled. I just turned on the steamer and it only took a few seconds for the wrinkles to come out!
The key to getting them nice and straight is to slightly pull down on them while you are moving up and down. Work in small sections for even better results! I think the reason this works so well because the small amount of water that the drapes gets helps them to dry nicely while they hang. It just works! I also like to use the natural creases as my guide as I work through each panel.
So pretty right?
So there you have it. My little home decor secret![line]
*This post contains a Amazon affilate link that I actually own and LOVE!0