After insulation, heavy curtains are an efficient and affordable way to keep the warmth from escaping through the windows in winter. To best stop your warm air escaping, you want good coverage over the window. We hung our curtains on a rod with wooden rings and placed the rod a good 10cm above the top of the window architrave, and let the curtains fall 30cm below the bottom architrave. We also placed a small hook in each of the brackets that support the curtain rod, so we can hook the curtain right around to touch the wall, and enclose the window nicely.
We made the curtains from heavy, natural, sustainable and attractive material - 100% herringbone hemp we ordered from www.hempgallery.com.au. And many thanks to our brilliant Nanna who turned them into beautiful curtains!