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What can I do about my vertical blinds? I have my own place (yay), but my office has these awful vertical blinds! I'm allowed to take them down since I own the place, but the window is 79 inches across and 50 inches long and I have no clue how I would cover that up! They stick out 4 inches from the wall and I have no clue how I'd put curtains up over them, but I'd still like to! I'd appreciate any tips and tricks!
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By Jennie from Tempe, AZ
I also have vertical blinds. There are special rods that jet out another two to four inches further than the blind brackets do and you simply hang them just above the existing window blind brackets. I found my curtain rod (twelve foot expandable because I have double sliding glass doors) at Penney's.
One more thing, definitely keep those verticals! They greatly help save energy by closing them when it's extremely cold or hot out.
I want to cover my verticals with drapes/curtains for the holidays. The valance comes out 7 inches, any suggestions on what I can use? I'm getting desperate the holidays coming quickly. Thank you.
You can put the curtains or drapes that you end up using on a tension rod, and mount the tension rod in the window frame behind the valance. Or, you could remove the valance for the holidays.
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I live in an apartment with vertical blinds that I'm not allowed to remove. Any ideas on how to hang curtains in front of them since the blinds stick out so far from the wall?
By Danielle from IA
If your vertical blinds stick as far out as the ones on my patio door, the standard curtain rod brackets won't stick out far enough. The vertical blinds in the bedrooms are mounted inside the window frames. Here if I buy a curtain rod and drapes the maintenance man can take the vertical blinds out and put the other rod up for me, but when I got to pricing stuff for a patio door, I decided to put up with the vertical blinds. (12/22/2009)
You could buy a ceiling mount curtain rod (they sell them at J C Penney's) and then you would have drapes that hang from the ceiling to the floor. (12/23/2009)
I have a patio room in our house and our windows have the honeycomb blinds. When the blinds are up we have no privacy. I found a web site that sells tension rods for half the price of what the stores sell them for since I needed 15 tension rods. I put the lace curtains on the rods and put the rods behind the blinds. The blinds still go up and down with no problem and now we have our privacy. Go to www.curtainandbathoutlet.com. for some great prices. (12/27/2009)