Hang two sets of curtains on one rod using this cool trick. It's simple, just hang your blackout curtains on a bungee cord behind your decorative curtains - no one will see the cord and assembly is a breeze!
The Fix: Big windows can be both a blessing and a curse, especially if there are neighboring homes close by. Blakeney's practical-yet-chic tip? "Get a double curtain rod and hang a heavy fabric on the outside — I like to use kantha quilts as black-out curtains," she says. " Then hang a romantic voile or linen on the inside for daytime privacy."