Give Your Basic Curtains A High-End Look With This Budget-Friendly IKEA Hack

How you hang your curtains can drastically alter the mood of a space and can help you shape the interior of your dreams. Thankfully, incorporating a high-end feel into your room doesn't always have to come with a hefty price tag, thanks to an IKEA hack by TikTok user @kathleenlovescolor. Using some SYRLIG curtain rings from the Swedish retailer; you can achieve the high-hanging curtain look on a budget by attaching them in a very specific way to your curtain pole. Even better, you don't have to fork out a large sum on renovations and pricey products. If you've been dreaming of changing your curtains for a while, this could be your golden ticket.

This hack is perfect if you feel as though your current curtains feel dated or need a luxurious upgrade. Of course, you may be wondering what's next. In a few simple steps, you should have your new curtain style up and running and ready to show to the world. Even if you're inexperienced, you should find the whole process to be a breeze. So, how exactly do you do it? Let's find out.

Purchase the correct items

For this IKEA hack, you'll need a SANELA curtain from IKEA (or just your regular curtains) and some SYRLIG curtain rings for $9. That's it. Now for the method itself. To prepare your rod, you need to attach your curtain rings to it by feeding the hooks through the smaller loops at the top of the curtain. You will only need the hooks and the rings (you don't need the clips.) This is arguably the most important part of the hack, as it will help your curtains hang on your curtain rod correctly. The smaller loops sit before the bigger loops for the curtain rod. Although small, you should be able to feed your hook through. Likewise, you will probably need some ladders to do this, so take your time and be careful.

When it comes to this hack, both the rings and hooks help to hold the curtain lower down. As a result, your curtains reach all the way to your floor, which some people may find gives a more luxurious look. Of course, you can also use this hack in other rooms around your house, for example, in your lounge or a games room. If you own an Airbnb, you may also find it useful for a high-end feel. In fact, some interior designers even recommend long curtains for small rooms.